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November 23. 2013 6:46PM

Div. III: Robbins, Ehrenberg lead Bow to championship


Stevens' Donald Pellerin is taken down by Bow's Kyle Mine, left, and Travis Reynolds during the NHIAA Division III championship at Bow on Saturday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

BOW - For Bow, it was a day to make good on tributes and exorcise demons.

The Falcons are NHIAA Division III football champions after defeating Stevens High of Claremont, 20-6, at Bow High Field Saturday.

The 10-1 Falcons were lead by strong running performances by Christopher Robbins and Matt Ehrenberg. Robbins scored two touchdowns while rushing for 87 yards on 15 carries.

Ehrenberg had 123 yards on 20 carries to finish the season unofficially with 1,505 yards and 23 touchdowns.

After the game and long after the fans left, Ehrenberg and some of his teammates burned a t-shirt at the 50 yard line.

It was a shirt that said "9 seconds" on it.

"It was from 2010." said Ehrenberg. "It was my 8th grade football championship. Hollis-Brookline scored with nine seconds left to beat us."

"Our coach made that shirt that said '9 seconds.' Now we're gonna burn it on the 50 yard line," Ehrenberg said with a laugh.

For Bow coach Paul Cohen the victory had a more solemn significance.

"When this season started I told my kids that I was dedicating it to my father (Dr. Kenneth Cohen), who passed away last December."

Cohen vowed to do whatever it would take to get his team to the championship game. "From there it was up to you to win," said Cohen.

And win it they did, against a determined Stevens team that hung tough and hit hard, making Bow fight for every yard.

But over the course of the game, the Falcon's rushing attach led by Ehrenberg and Robbins wore them down.

Bow struck first after getting the ball deep in Stevens' territory on its first possession.

From the Cardinals 19, Bow ran five plays before Gavin Lacourciere plunged in from 1 yard out to put Bow up, 7-0.

Stevens came back with a strong 46-yard drive but stalled out at the the Bow 39 and punted.

"They're a tough team to run against" said Pellerin. "They're one of the best defenses we've seen."

In the second quarter, Bow drove 68 yards in 10 plays to go up 14-0. Christopher Robbins ran in from 10 yards out.

In the third quarter, Bow put together another long drive to score, this time going 65 yards on nine plays as Robbins scoring from one yard out. A blocked kick made it 20-0.

Stevens scored in the fourth period as quarterback Ryan Tanguay hit Brandon Bell with a 5-yard touchdown pass.

"They answered the challenge" said Cohen. "The formula was to get out in from early and stay there. We did what needed to do to come out on top."

Stevens coach Paul Silva credited Bow's tenacious defense. "They're very difficult to move the ball against."

The win capped a 10-game win streak that started after an opening week loss to Pelham.


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