BANGOR -

The transition is going well so far for Donnie Hawk, the new head football coach at Bangor. It doesn't hurt when a player like Phil Vass is there to lean on.

Vass, the standout tailback, has not only been effective on the field for the Slaters, but in the locker room as well. His leadership has made it very easy for Hawk to transition into his new role.

However, it's not just Vass. Hawk credits the entire team for being outstanding during the entire transition process.

A Bangor grad, Hawk comes from Pen Argyl to take over Bangor's program.