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Vince Lombardi said, "Winning isn't everything, but striving to win is."

This is the foundation of Hanover High School's football philosophy. Football is demanding. It is a sport of discipline and will. It requires commitment and hard work. It takes a dedicated athlete. It is not for everyone. However, if you choose to play, football will give back more than it will ever demand. Football provides for a tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride. It fosters confidence and courage and cultivates friendships that last a lifetime. Being a football player is a state of mind and it is an honor that only a few will share.

In 1953, Red Sanders coined the phrase, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Although winning is always the objective and is important, we believe and work towards what Vince Lombardi said, "The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." At the beginning of each season, players make a commitment "to strive for victory". "How can I make the team better?" is the question regularly asked throughout the season.

Hard work, discipline, commitment and sportsmanship are imperative, and it is how we define a successful season and football program.