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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bates Bobcats Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

November 1, 2014 - Grant DeWald kicks game winner over Bowdoin
"First-year kicker Grant DeWald made a 25-yard field goal with 1:14 to play for the final margin of victory, as the Bates College football team defeated Bowdoin 10-7 to win the outright CBB (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) title for the second time in three years, and the 10th time ever.... With 2:53 left on the clock, Bates cleverly converted a 4th and 1 from the Bowdoin 9-yard line, waiting the clock out and appearing to be ready to call timeout before rushing to the line of scrimmage and handing off to Reese for a conversion. Cannone was stuffed for no gain on 3rd and goal from the 7, and DeWald was called out onto the field for his first collegiate field goal attempt, a 25-yarder. DeWald's kick arced up high and dropped down inside the right upright and over the crossbar to make it 10-7." - Bobcats

August 27, 2014 - summer specialists
"Senior David Kurey (West Chester, Pa.), 'as good as anyone we've had,' will serve as Bates' punter for the fourth season. The NESCAC All-Academic selection ranked third in the conference in punting average, at 38.0 yards. Moreover, 'I don't think the general public realizes the positive things he's done pinning somebody deep or getting us out of a hole,' said coach Mark Harriman. Kurey is also able to handle placekicking duties if the need arises, but three new kickers dot Bates' roster, including freshmen Grant DeWald (Duxbury, Mass.) and Drew Korn (Stow, Mass.). Most intriguing, perhaps, is junior Zach Shabman (Scarsdale, N.Y.), the 6-2, 205-pound former Bates goalkeeper whose soccer career was cut short by injury. 'Zach worked with us in the whole offseason, and has a very strong leg. It's obviously a big transition, so it will be interesting to see what happens,' said Harriman." - Bobcats

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