2016 Football Preview: Houston Hurricanes

Quarterback Harry Chiglo preps for one last ride

Friday night, the Cody Hungerholt era begins in Houston. After nine seasons as a Hurricanes assistant, Hungerholt inherits a 5-3 team from last season, minus five seniors lost to graduation.

“We lost five good football players from last season, but I am happy with where this is group is headed,” Hungerholt said. “I was lucky, this program was given to me in great shape.”

Houston finished middle of the pack in the 9-man East last fall, and powerhouse Grand Meadow along with Spring Grove and Randolph figure to be major hurdles once again this season.

Senior quarterback Harry Chiglow however feels his biggest challenge is already in the books.

“Last season when I went down, the trainer was able to tell me about five minutes later that I had torn my ACL,” Chiglow said. “It was a long road. Nine months is a long road, but my knee feels great minus a few moments here and there.”

Despite nearly a full year away from the game, Hungerholt sees an improvement in Chiglow’s game at preseason camp.

“I know he had the time off, but I believe his arm is better than it was before,” Hungerholt said. “He was always a great runner for us out of the option offense, but I like where his arm is at now too.”

The Hurricanes open the season at Randolph on Friday.