BOW — Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough was no match for the top seeded Bow Falcons Saturday afternoon, losing 42-0 in the NHIAA Division III semi-final round. Bow's defense held the Lakers to 111 yards of offense. The Falcons' defense primed their offense, as eight of Bow's 11 offensive series started on the Lakers' side of the 50 yard line.
"The final score of this is, is the final score of this game. It doesn't represent the overall season," said Lakers coach Jon Francis. "It was a great turnaround from a 1-7 season last year. We had incredible senior leadership this year. We were able to get into some winning ways and make it to the playoffs."
Bow controlled field position all day. The Falcons' second possession began at the Inter-Lakes 45 yard line. Three plays later Bow was on the board with an eight yard touchdown run by Matt Ehrenberg. Ehrenberg had four scores on 17 carries for 72 yards. On the ensuing kickoff Bow placed the kick between two Laker returners and recovered the ball for an onside kick and possession on the Inter-Lakes 25 yard line. On third and eight Bow quarterback Derek Polish hooked up with wide Travis Reynolds who was knocked out of bounds at the one. Ehrenberg walked in untouched two plays later for his second score of the afternoon.
At the start of the second half Bow, with a 28-0 lead, began to utilize the opportunity to give younger athletes a chance to play in the first playoff game hosted on the Falcons' home turf. Bow scored two more times in the fourth quarter, ending the game with running time for the last eight minutes.
Bow will host Stevens for the NHIAA Division III Finals on Saturday at 1 p.m.