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.
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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.