The Alexandria Cardinals and Rogers Royals will square off in a Minnesota High School Football playoff game on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 6pm ET at Rogers High School in Rogers, MN.
What it is: Minnesota High School Football
Matchup: Alexandria Cardinals vs. Rogers Royals
Time: Saturday Nov 11, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MSHSL Class AAAAA State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Rogers – Rogers, MN
Live Stream: Watch here
The Cardinals enter the game with a perfect 10-0 record, while the Royals are a solid 9-1. Both teams have high-powered offenses, with the Cardinals averaging 32.5 points per game and the Royals averaging 31.3 points per game.
The Cardinals are led by senior quarterback Isaac Olson, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Olson also has a strong running game, with over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Royals are led by senior running back Jake Johnson, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Johnson is also a threat in the passing game, with over 300 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
The Cardinals have the better defense, allowing just 15.2 points per game. The Royals allow an average of 20.4 points per game.
This game is expected to be a high-scoring affair, with both teams having explosive offenses. The Cardinals have the better defense, but the Royals have the better running game. The outcome of the game will likely come down to which team can make the most stops on defense and which team can avoid costly turnovers.
How to Watch
The game will be streamed live on the NFHS Network. You can watch the game on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or connected device. To watch the game, you will need to sign in and subscribe to the NFHS Network.
The Cardinals are the better team overall, but the Royals are a dangerous opponent with a high-powered offense. I predict that the Cardinals will win a close game, 35-31.