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Hollis Brookline has sights on unbeaten Bow

HOLLIS­ – In a season bursting with proverbial three-run homers, the Hollis Brookline football team is again swinging for the fences.

Saturday, the Cavaliers boldly go where no Division II football team has gone this season, attempting to tackle top-seeded and unbeaten (10-0) Bow High School.

Seeded fifth, HB will be looking for back-to-back road playoff victories, having dispatched No. 4 Kennett by a 49-21 margin last week in the quarterfinals.

Out of the four Division II quarterfinals last week, Bow’s victory might have been the least surprising. But the 51-7 score? Nobody could have predicted that.

Bow coach Paul Cohen called it, “An overwhelming defensive and offensive effort for us to cement our 10th straight victory this year. I’m very proud of what the team has accomplished. Their dedication and perseverance showed today,” in the Concord Monitor. Halfback Steven Guerrette is the key to the Falcons’ attack. He scored three times last week and Thomas Rolla added a pair of long TD runs.

Quarterback Sebastian Beaulieu is the trigger man for a Bow offense that is averaging 39.7 points a game.

You might need a calculator at this one, considering the fact that Hollis Brookline has the tendency to score early and often as well.

QB Sander Wimmer has hit 159 of 207 pass attempts for 2,495 yards this year with 26 TD passes and just five picks.

It’s hard to believe his twin brother Quinten missed three games to start the year, considering he’s caught 44 balls for 786 yards and nine touchdowns. Bow had better not overlook Blake Bergerson, who has 38 catches for 752 yards and 10 TDs.

Hollis Brookline is averaging a state-best 41.6 points a game.

In November, line play tends to matter, and Bergerson, who plays corner on defense, knows that the Falcons are pretty darn good in the trenches, too.

“They have a lot of big guys,” he said. “And they are really good up front.”

Hollis Brookline will be shooting to play in its first state championship football game in program history.

Bow has played in the title tilt four times, falling to Plymouth in both the 2016 and 2017 championship games, while winning the Division III title in 2013 and the Division V title in 2004.