The Decatur Eagles and Andrews Mustangs will square off in the second round of the 2023 UIL 4A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 6pm ET at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Decatur Eagles vs. Andrews Mustangs
Time: Thursday Nov 16, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 4A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Abilene Shotwell Stadium, TX
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The Eagles enter the game with a 7-4 record, while the Mustangs have a 6-5 record. The Eagles have the better offense, averaging 41.5 points per game, while the Mustangs have the better defense, allowing just 35.3 points per game.
The Eagles are led by senior quarterback Jack Miller, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Miller also has a strong running game, with over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Mustangs are led by senior running back Ben Peterson, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Peterson is also a threat in the passing game, with over 300 yards receiving and five touchdowns.
This game is expected to be a close game, with both teams having evenly matched offenses and defenses. 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.
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I predict that the Decatur Eagles will win this game, 35-28.
The Decatur Eagles are the better team overall. They have the better offense, the better quarterback, and the better passing game. The Andrews Mustangs have a good defense, but they will need to play a perfect game in order to stop the Eagles’ offense.
The key to the game will be the Mustangs’ ability to slow down the Eagles’ passing game. The Eagles have a strong passing game that is averaging over 200 yards per game. The Mustangs will need to get their pass rush involved in order to stop the Eagles’ passing game.
The Mustangs also need to avoid costly turnovers. The Eagles have forced 20 turnovers this season. If the Mustangs can avoid turnovers, they will have a chance to win this game.
The Eagles are the favorites to win this game, but the Mustangs are a dangerous opponent. If the Mustangs can slow down the Eagles’ passing game and force them into turnovers, they have a chance to win this game.