William Penn coach Todd Hafner hopes a new look offense can boost the Statesmen’s fortunes this football season. After a 5-6 season in 2007 Hafner junked an offense that averaged just over 20 points per game and installed a double-slot option to try and open up the attack.
Hafner says its something they’ve wanted to do for awhile but weren’t sure they had the personnel to do it. He says it has worked out well so far this fall after installing the offense in the spring. Hafner says the new offense will give them more options.
He says their running game has been pretty basic in the past, and this will give them options to run inside or get the ball on the edge to one of two tailbacks. Ryan Van Dalen enters his third season as the starting quarterback and will be counted on to run the ball more this season.
Hafner says it hasn’t been that Van Dalen hasn’t had the ability, just their offense didn’t have a lot of running it for him. Hafner says a key this year will be doing better in close games than they did in 2007. He says they felt they left a couple of games out there they should have won. Penn open August 30th at home against Waldorf.