Granite State Gridiron: Bow, Plymouth High School Football About 'Execution' Not 'Emotion'
Saturday's rematch of last year's Division II championship game is sure to be heated.
The Bow Falcons are traveling to take on the Plymouth Bobcats on their home turf, but that doesn't necessarily give the Bobcats the advantage, said Falcons Coach Paul Cohen.
"I don’t think that’s going to be as much in their favor as they think," Cohen said.
Bow is 3 and 0 and has shut out Pembroke, Hillsboro-Deering and Gilford-Belmont in the first three weeks of the season. Plymouth has also had a strong first three weeks, like Bow, going 3 and 0. Both teams have scored more than 40 points each game.
Cohen said the Falcons preparations for the game have been easy. Both teams are strong on offense with "stingy" defense.
“Plymouth will be very well prepared for us, and we will be very well prepared for them,” Cohen said. “It’s not going to be won on emotion. It will be won on execution.”
Bow will be ready to fight hard for the win after losing last year's championship by 3 points.
As for whether Bow can keep its shutout streak going, Cohen said it's not likely.
“Everything’s possible, but realistically, I don’t think it will be an option,” he said.
The game kicks off at 2 p.m.
NH1 News has partnered with local filmmaker 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:
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
Week 1's game — SPAULDING (ROCHESTER) AT PORTSMOUTH — can be watched in its entirety here.
Week 2's game — BISHOP GUERTIN AT MERRIMACK — can be watched in its entirety here.
Week 3’s game — EPPING/NEWMARKET AT SOMERSWORTH — can be watched in its entirety here.
Week 4's game — LONDONDERRY AT PINKERTON — can be watched in its entirety here.