New Hampshire Football Report

Yukica Profile: Steven Guerrette

NOTE: The 2020 Joe Yukica New Hampshire Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar/Athlete banquet was cancelled this year because of COVID-19. Each Scholar/Athlete will be recognized with a commemorative program, a plaque and a personal profile that will appear in the program, on the New Hampshire Football Report, the Joe Yukica/New Hampshire Chapter web site ( and the Joe Yukica/New Hampshire Chapter Facebook page. This is one in a series of 39 profiles. Once published, each profile can be accessed by clicking on the athlete’s name at the bottom of the page.

Bow High School

How good of a football player is Steven Guerrette? Well, this may give you an idea:

When he nominated Guerrette for this year’s CHaD New Hampshire East/West All-Star Game, Bow coach Paul Cohen called Guerrette one of the best football players he’s mentored in more than 30 years as a high school coach.

Guerrette, a running back/safety who also handled Bow’s punting duties last season, was a four-year varsity player who started on both sides of the ball for each of the past three seasons. His career statistics include 2,440 rushing yards on 330 attempts, and 12 receptions for 171 yards. He scored 38 touchdowns and recorded seven interceptions.

As a senior, Guerrette rushed for 1,311 yards and scored 21 TDs.

“Steven Guerrette is one of the best gridiron athletes that Bow High School has ever produced,” Cohen said. “His offensive prowess, coupled with defensive dominance truly made him a force to be reckoned with all four years of his high school career. 

“His statistics on both sides of the football speak for themselves — his 1,000-yard rushing season (2019), leading tackler, unanimous all-state selection, CHaD game selection. He will certainly be missed next autumn.”

Guerrette was a three-sport athlete who also played varsity baseball and varsity basketball at Bow. He’s a member of the National Honor Society, the Bow Student Athletic Council and earned the 2020 NHIAA Student Scholar/Athlete Award. In addition, he tutored other students and participated in the New Hampshire Tackles Hunger program.

His combination of athletic and academic achievements, plus his community service earned Guerrette the Scholar/Athlete Award presented by the Joe Yukica New Hampshire Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

Following his senior season Guerrette was named the Division II North Player of the Year. He will represent the East in this summer’s CHaD Game, and will continue his football career at Bates College.

Bow qualified for the playoffs in each of Guerrette’s four seasons and advanced to the Division II championship game in 2016 and 2017

“He was a member of four successive playoff teams; becoming better, more physical, more intelligent, and developed competent leadership skills with each passing season,” Cohen said.  “He was the type of player who other teams respected and feared, as he was a fierce, yet humble competitor. He led by example, and was a terrific role model for younger players.  

“It was an honor and privilege to have coached him, and I am confident that he will bring much to the Bates College football program next year.”

Q and A with Steven Guerrette

Q: Please describe the most memorable moment of your high school football career.

A: My favorite high school football memory was either rushing for five touchdowns and 300 yards in my senior game against Souhegan to finish the regular season No. 1, or clinching the North Conference against Kennett on a rainy and snowy night senior year in our last away game. 

Q: Tell us about someone who has had a significant influence on your life.

A: Coach Corriveau taught me so much about the game and about defense. He coached me the very basics from third grade all the way through high school. His love and passion of the game was very evident in the way he taught me and I owe him a lot of my knowledge of the game. 

Q: What is your favorite subject in school and why?

A: My favorite subject in school has to be math or economics because it is so straight forward and logical. There is always one right answer and a logical path to get there.

Q: What life lessons have you learned from football?

A: The game of football is full of life lessons, but I think the biggest ones I learned was the preparation one needs to do to succeed behind the scenes, and that it’s not always about how hard you can hit in life, but how hard and how many hits you can take and still bounce back.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: I don’t have a specific dream job, however I love being outside so I always thought a game warden wouldn’t be bad.


2020 Scholar/Athletes: Keith Albergo (Winnacunnet), Thatcher Allen (Exeter), Cole Ames (Lebanon), Mason Belsky (Windham), Patrick Brust (Bishop Brady)Jaedon Cliche (Exeter), Riley Desmarais (Windham), Bobby DiCicco (Windham), Jared Dyer (Merrimack), Casey Gladu (Portsmouth), Owen Gormley (Salem), Jack Grogan (Bedford), Steven Guerette (Bow), Evan Haskins (Pelham), Samson Hodges (Milford), Ethan Holt (Bishop Guertin), Jack Jones (Bedford), Charlie Kneissl-Williams (Bedford), Hunter Lassard (St. Thomas), Joseph Lupo (Bishop Guertin), Jake MacInnis (Pinkerton), Braden McDonnell (Nashua South), Will MacLean (St. Thomas), Hayden Moses (Bishop Guertin), Riley Mulvey (Salem), Kyle O’Connor (Nashua South), Nolan Pafford (Portsmouth), Wade Rainey (Lebanon), Ismael Rivera (Bishop Brady), Oceanne Skoog (Newfound), Caleb Smith (Lebanon), Rolando Sylvain-Stott (Newfound), John Thibault (Trinity), Zach Twardosky (Merrimack), Gavin Urda (Milford), Carter Vedrani (Campbell), Jacob Wenger (Trinity), Jon Willeman (Lebanon) and Devin Wood (Merrimack).

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