Two of the top-ranked teams in Minnesota Class AA football will face off on Thursday, November 9, as the Barnesville Trojans travel to Osakis to take on the Silverstreaks. The game, which is scheduled for 6:00pm ET, is a first-round matchup in the 2023 MSHSL Class AA State Football Championships.
What it is: Minnesota High School Football
Matchup: Barnesville Trojans vs. Osakis Silverstreaks
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 6:00pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MSHSL Class AA State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Osakis – Osakis, MN
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The Trojans enter the game with a perfect 11-0 record, while the Silverstreaks are 9-1. Barnesville is ranked 15th in the state, while Osakis is ranked 29th.
The Trojans have been one of the most dominant teams in the state this season, averaging 46.9 points per game. The team is led by running back Gannon Bolgrean and quarterback Zach Bredman. Bolgrean has rushed for 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, while Bredman has thrown for 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Silverstreaks also have a potent offense, averaging 40.8 points per game. The team is led by running back Logan Johnson and quarterback David Ivey. Johnson has rushed for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, while Ivey has thrown for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Trojans’ defense has been solid this season, allowing only 14.2 points per game. The team is led by linebacker Quinn Power and defensive back Sam Ripplinger. Power has 100 tackles and 10 sacks this season, while Ripplinger has 50 tackles and 5 interceptions.
The Silverstreaks’ defense has also been good this season, allowing only 17.4 points per game. The team is led by linebacker Jacob Herbers and defensive back Ben Johnson. Herbers has 120 tackles and 8 sacks this season, while Johnson has 60 tackles and 4 interceptions.
This game is shaping up to be a classic between two of the best Class AA football teams in the state. The Trojans have the offense to score points, but the Silverstreaks have the defense to stop them. The game will likely come down to who can make more big plays in the key moments.
I predict that the Barnesville Trojans will defeat the Osakis Silverstreaks by a score of 38-31. The Trojans have the better offense and the experience of playing in big games.