Friday’s battle between last year’s Division III high school football champs and runners up is sure to be an exciting match up.
Despite holding the title, the Stevens Cardinals are not taking the Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough Lakers lightly.
“They are a very difficult team to prepare for. They can come up in any type of formation," said Stevens Coach Paul Silva. "They can come right of the huddle in all types of positions.
"Andrew Brothers is one of the best running backs in the division. You never know where he’s going to be. There’s plenty of other good players. They are well coached and very diversified."
Stevens, which has gone 3-2 this season, is coming off a bye week and that extra prep time could be a benefit but Silva said the team is young and they are still working to iron out inconsistencies in order to pull off a win.
The Lakers, who have gone 2-3 this season, won the state title in 2011. They have been back to the finals the past two years, but another championship win has been elusive.
And in order for Stevens to be back in the playoffs this year, Silva said this game is crucial.
"We'll find out some answers tomorrow night," he said.
The game kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday.
NH1 News has partnered with local filmmaker Bill Rogers to bring the action to you live.
Games can be watched live at NH1.com or on the NH1 News Network's Facebook page. They also are available to watch after the live airing.
Rogers is a media arts teacher in Rochester and executive director of the Coruway Film Institute. He is a fan of high school sports and has previously streamed basketball and hockey games with the support of local businesses. His work can be found on the Institute's YouTube page.
Here's the lineup for the rest of the season:
FRIDAY 10/13, 7PM – INTERLAKES / MOULTONBORO AT STEVENS
FRIDAY 10/20, 7PM – NASHUA NORTH AT SALEM
FRIDAY 10/27, 7PM – PORTSMOUTH AT DOVER
Week 1's game — SPAULDING (ROCHESTER) AT PORTSMOUTH — can be watched in its entirety here.
Week 2's game — BISHOP GUERTIN AT MERRIMACK — can be watched in its entirety here.
Week 3’s game — EPPING/NEWMARKET AT SOMERSWORTH — can be watched in its entirety here.
Week 4's game — LONDONDERRY AT PINKERTON — can be watched in its entirety here.
Week 4's game — BOW AT PLYMOUTH — can be watched in its entirety here.
Week 5's game — EXETER AT BEDFORD — can be watched in its entirety here.
Week 6's game — KENNET AT BOW — can be watched in its entirety here.