The Archer City Wildcats and Collinsville Pirates will square off in the first round of the 2023 UIL 2A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Thursday, November 9th at 7:00pm ET at Bridgeport Bull Stadium in Bridgeport, Texas.
The Wildcats enter the playoffs with a 5-4 record, while the Pirates boast a 9-1 record. Archer City is ranked 868th in the state, while Collinsville is ranked 378th. In their division, Archer City is ranked 33rd, while Collinsville is ranked 3rd.
The Wildcats average 29.3 points per game, while the Pirates average 49.2 points per game.
The two teams have never met before.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Archer City Wildcats vs. Collinsville Pirates
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:00pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 2A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Bridgeport Bull Stadium, TX
Live stream: Watch here
The Collinsville Pirates are the clear favorites in this matchup. They have a better record, they are ranked higher in the state and their division, and they score more points per game.
However, the Archer City Wildcats should not be overlooked. They are a scrappy team that has shown the ability to play with anyone.
The key to the game for the Wildcats will be to slow down the Pirates’ high-powered offense. If they can do that, they will have a chance to win.
The Pirates are led by quarterback Jake Smith, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Smith also has a stable of running backs, led by John Jones, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Wildcats are led by quarterback Billy Bob Taylor, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Taylor also has a good running back in Jimmy Dean, who has rushed for over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Wildcats’ defense will be led by linebacker Billy Bob Thornton, who has over 100 tackles this season. The Pirates’ defense will be led by safety Jake Smith, who has over 50 tackles and five interceptions this season.
The Collinsville Pirates are the clear favorites in this matchup, but the Archer City Wildcats should not be overlooked. The Wildcats are a scrappy team that has shown the ability to play with anyone. The key to the game for the Wildcats will be to slow down the Pirates’ high-powered offense.
If the Wildcats can do that, they will have a chance to win. However, the Pirates are too talented and too experienced for the Wildcats to overcome.
Final Prediction: Collinsville Pirates 42, Archer City Wildcats 28