HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-As Centreville High School and Hermitage High School meet on December 3, two former Hampden-Sydney football players will match wits. Former defensive back Chris Haddock '93 is the head coach at #1 ranked Centreville, and former offensive guard Pat Kane '87 is the head coach of Hermitage - last year's state runner up.
Centreville stands at 12-1 overall with its lone loss coming 13-10 in overtime to Westfield. Hermitage, ranked sixth in the state, stands at a perfect 12-0.
The two both had solid careers at Hampden-Sydney under head coach and Hampden-Sydney Hall of Famer Joe Bush, but missed playing together by two years.
Haddock, a four year starter, recorded 11 interceptions over his career to go with 123 tackles while helping the Tigers to a winning record each year. He was also an All-ODAC shortstop for the baseball team. The Centreville coach is a native of Centreville, Virginia and played high school football at Chantilly.
Kane was a standout offensive guard, three times being named All-ODAC with First Team honors in 1984 and '86. He was also a team captain in '85 and '86. Kane helped the Tigers to two 8-2 seasons and an overall record of 27-13. He is a Midlothian, Virginia native and an alumni of Clover Hill High School.
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