NHIAA football: Bow’s offensive line has made a big push this season

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:02:42 PM. BOW – Two seasons in Division II and two runs through the postseason tournament, the Bow High football team has established itself as a powerhouse. The only thing missing is a D-II state championship, and the No. 8 Falcons (8-2) will get another shot...
BOW – Two seasons in Division II and two runs through the postseason tournament, the Bow High football team has established itself as a powerhouse. The only thing missing is a D-II state championship, and the No. 8 Falcons (8-2) will get another shot on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a rematch of last year’s final against No. 2 Plymouth (10-0) at the University of New Hampshire. Led by running backs Jack Corriveau, a 2016 D-II Second Team pick, and Ben Kimball, the Falcons have leaned heavily on the rush. Coach Paul Cohen and his staff don’t lack faith in the passing attack, but the production from Bow’s stable of backs has made it easy for the play callers to keep the ball on the ground. A share of credit for the running game’s success is due to the players that never hear their names called over the loudspeakers in a game: the offensive line. They’re not looking for recognition. A humble group that has been playing together since their days in the Bow Youth Football program, the big players up front have the type of mindset that most coaches love. “I just listen to the coaches and do what I’m supposed to do,” said senior tackle and captain Nolan Filteau, a First Team D-II pick on defense last year. Simple, right? Not quite. Bow runs a fluid offense where players are often running on and off the field. That includes the offensive line. In addition to Filteau, Andrew Berube (tackle), Christopher Wheeler (guard), Jack Tellifson (guard) and Seamus O’Reilly (center), Benjamin Boisvert...Read more
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