Goepfrich set for Hanover

From Herald Staff Reports

JASPER — Maybe it was the hamburger. Maybe it was the scholarship. Maybe it was the beautiful campus or the potential to play early or the business program.

Whatever the deciding factor ended up being, it felt right for Jasper senior Adam Goepfrich, who will attend Hanover College and play football this fall.


“It’s a really small campus, community feel,” Goepfrich said. “And it’s a great opportunity to get a great education with their business scholars program.”

Goepfrich said he was recruited by both Hanover and Franklin College and he also considered attending Indiana State University and Ball State University.

Goepfrich served as Jasper’s primary kicker for the past two seasons and converted five field goals and 80 PAT tries during his Wildcat career. He also said that Hanover recruited him “pretty hard” in hopes of reviving a struggling special teams unit.

“I have a pretty good opportunity to go up there and work for a starting spot next year,” said Goepfrich, the son of Mike and Elana Goepfrich of Jasper.

He’s already visited the campus a handful of times. He’s grabbed a sandwich at The Shoebox, located by the football stadium, met with coaches and looked over designs for the school’s $4.5 million facelift to L.S. Ayres Field, set to be completed by the fall of 2014, although he didn’t know about the renovation project when he decided on Hanover in February.

He’ll also benefit from receiving two merit-based scholarships and plans to concentrate on sales and marketing within the business program, although that could change, he said.

Now comes the transition from Wildcat to Panther, one that Goepfrich said he’s ready to begin.

“I loved my team the past four years. We had a great time and I really felt like we had a special team,” he said. “Just being a part of another team, making new teammates, I can’t wait.”

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