Big Red to host NEPSAC football bowl game

Exeter football, winners of the Northeast Prep Football Conference, will battle Choate for the New England Championship on Saturday. 

Brian Muldoon
November 14, 2023
Phillips Exeter Academy Football

Exeter quarterback Eddie Buehler '24 has helped orchestrate an electric offense that has averaged 34 points per game this season. 

With an emphatic 47-20 victory over Andover in the 142nd meeting between to two schools last weekend, Exeter football wrapped up the Northeast Prep Football Conference outright championship and will host Choate Rosemary Hall this Saturday in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Leon Modeste Bowl for the New England Football Championship.

Exeter, which finished the regular season with a 7-1 record, is a winner of six straight games and will playing its first bowl game since the 2012 season. Choate enters the Modeste Bowl as winners of the Founders League title with an 8-0 record.

Both sides are explosive when they have possession of the ball. Exeter features an offense that has scored 34 points per game; Choate has put up an average of 43 points on the scoreboard each week.

Here's what you need to know:

Kickoff: The Leon Modeste Championship Bowl will be played at Phelps Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Getting to campus: Search 3 Chadwick Lane, Exeter, NH into your GPS to navigate to Phelps Stadium. Parking is available in the garage below the William Boyce Thompson Field House and in lots 2-6 on Chadwick Lane. There will be limited parking available along Hammy’s Way, the dirt road adjacent to Lovshin Outdoor Track. Please walk over Hill Bridge to Phelps Stadium. Restrooms are available at the stadium.

Watch it live: The game will be streamed on Exeter Live.

Click here to view all of the NEPSAC Bowl matchups.