The Hanover Rhinos and York Silver Bullets take their third shot at playing the first game of their 2018 rivalry series this Saturday at Manheim Adventure Park. Read up on “The Big One” here.
Saturday May Be Rhinos’ Last Game of Season
GLENVILLE, Pa.- The 2018 season has not gone as planned for the Hanover Rhinos. It could also be coming to an abrupt end this Saturday.
The Rhinos entered this past weekend with a 1-6 record, and three games left in the season.
They may only get to play one of those games after excessive flooding wiped out their game at the York Silver Bullets over the weekend.
The playoffs are scheduled to begin on 6/9, leaving no open weeks to play the game.
The game could have been made-up this week if Hanover and York weren’t already scheduled to make-up their rain-out from 3/24.
“(Hanover and York) will have one make-up game this week,” AFA co-commissioner Adam Bostian said. “The other one will not be made-up. We cannot push the playoffs back. (They) will play, however, if both teams do not make the playoffs.”
The difficulty with this ruling is that the York Silver Bullets will likely need to play and win the potentially cancelled game to have any real shot at passing the Franklin County Tigers for the final AFA Northern Conference playoff spot.
“I have no idea (when we could play the game),” York owner Shawn Brady said. “But, I will leave the league if they force us out of the playoffs.”
The Hanover Rhinos, meanwhile, have no chance to make the playoffs.
“Nothing is set in stone as of yet,” Hanover Rhinos president and co-owner Chris Bunty said.
Also in question is the Rhinos’ June 2nd game at home vs. the Lancaster Outlaws. The Outlaws had to forfeit their game against Franklin County this past weekend because they could only muster 6 healthy players.
While it’s possible the Outlaws could regain enough bodies to play the Rhinos in two weeks, Will Perkins’ team is ravaged by season-ending injuries.
Keep checking out Rhino Charge for more updates on the Rhinos’ final three games as the story develops.
The Rhinos travel to York this weekend for the first half of the home-and-home series with the Silver Bullets. It’s “The Big One”, and you can read the preview of this classic local gridiron rivalry here.
Our Rhino Charge coverage for May 2018 features one of the coolest customers on the Hanover Rhinos, and he’s got some great stories to tell about his world travels. Enjoy the 2018 preview cover as we prepare for the stretch run!
Photo Credit: George Marinos.
The Hanover Rhinos fell victim to a season sweep at the hands of the Franklin County Tigers on Saturday, leaving Hanover’s playoff hopes on life support. Read the full game recap here.
The Rhinos look to stay alive in the playoff race by beating the team that holds the spot Hanover covets this weekend at the Snack Factory. Read the game preview here.
It’s time for the March/April Players of the Month announcements!
The Hanover Rhinos played one game in March and four in April, so these awards are for that combined time period.
Last week, a team vote was held, with all team personnel and players invited to participate.
The following players have been recognized for their performances in March/April.
All photos are credited to Chris Bunty.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE MONTH- SHAWN SIMMONS, JR.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE MONTH: BEAR BERNARDI
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE MONTH: GARY ONDECKO, JR.