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They had to go to the Quincy police station to pick up the nine-millimeter films, but Jack Bowes made sure that he and his son, Jim, watched every second of the previous weekend’s game.
Jack, then the Milton football coach, and Jim, the curious son getting a glimpse into the coaching life, would spend hours in their basement digesting the film, sometimes too much for Jim’s liking.
But now, some 30 years later, he understands.
Jim is the one spending hours watching film in his dad’s old role as the coach at Milton. The attention to detail has paid off, as his Wildcats (3-2) upset No. 11 Walpole (3-2), 26-7, on Friday night for the first time since 2001.