Div. III: Robbins, Ehrenberg lead Bow to championship
The Falcons are NHIAA Division III football champions after defeating Stevens High of Claremont, 20-6, at Bow High Field Saturday.
Ehrenberg had 123 yards on 20 carries to finish the season unofficially with 1,505 yards and 23 touchdowns.
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."
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."
And win it they did, against a determined Stevens team that hung tough and hit hard, making Bow fight for every yard.
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.
"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.
Stevens scored in the fourth period as quarterback Ryan Tanguay hit Brandon Bell with a 5-yard touchdown pass.
Stevens coach Paul Silva credited Bow's tenacious defense. "They're very difficult to move the ball against."