Hammond star running back Joey DeAngelis suffered a career-ending knee injury in the Skyhawks 31-7 win over Laurence Manning Academy last week.
“We’re all pretty bummed around here,” said coach Erik Kimrey.
The Skyhawks are also without the services of another senior standout – running back/receiver B.J. Bennett who is on the shelf with a shoulder injury.
DeAngelis had 158 yards and two touchdowns on the books before suffering a torn ACL. The 5-10, 185-pound senior put up some impressive numbers in only 20 games with the Skyhawks – 2,547 yards rushing on 257 carries, 40 pass receptions and 38 total offensive touchdowns. He averaged 11.2 yards every time he touched the football for Hammond.
DeAngelis played for two seasons at Cardinal Newman before transferring to White knoll, then Hammond. He was a key player in the Skyhawks successful run to a fourth straight SCISA championship last fall. He ran for 300 yards on 30 carries in the 31-21 win over Porter-Gaud in the title game at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.