Granite State Gridiron: Merrimack Tomahawks football preparing to face BG Cardinals
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Coming off last week's win against Keene, the Merrimack Tomahawks are not sitting on the sidelines as they wait to take on Bishop Guertin on Friday.
Coach Kip Jackson said the team is focusing on paying attention to details and getting into the right mindset.
"I expect BG to be much improved over their first game, and I'm reminding the players to be aware of that," Jackson said.
The Cardinal's lost to Londonderry in Week 1.
Both teams are in building years after losing a lot of seniors.
Jackson said Joe Eichman, a junior who plays at both running back and defensive back, is one of the team's strengths and that the offensive line is looking strong.
Spectators should expect a long game, Jaskson said, possibly one of Merrimack's longest of the season.
Bishop Guertin did not return phone calls or emails for comment.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m.
NH1 News has partnered with local film maker Bill Rogers to bring the action to you live.
Games can be watched live at NH1.com or on the NH1 News Network's Facebook page. They also are available to watch after the live airing.
Rogers is a media arts teacher in Rochester and executive director of the Coruway Film Institute. He is a fan of high school sports and has previously streamed basketball and hockey games with the support of local businesses. His work can be found on the Institute's YouTube page.
Here's the lineup for the rest of the season:
FRIDAY 9/8, 7PM – BISHOP GUERTIN AT MERRIMACK
SUNDAY 9/17, 7PM – EPPING/NEWMARKET AT SOMERSWORTH
FRIDAY 9/22, 7PM – LONDONDERRY AT PINKERTON
SATURDAY 9/23, 2PM – BOW AT PLYMOUTH
SATURDAY 9/30, 6:30PM – EXETER AT BEDFORD
SATURDAY 10/7, 2PM – KENNETT AT BOW
FRIDAY 10/13, 7PM – INTERLAKES / MOULTONBORO AT STEVENS
FRIDAY 10/20, 7PM – NASHUA NORTH AT SALEM
FRIDAY 10/27, 7PM – PORTSMOUTH AT DOVER
Last week's game — SPAULDING (ROCHESTER) AT PORTSMOUTH — can be watched in its entirety here.