The Barrington Eagles and St. Raphael Academy Saints will face off in the semifinal round of the 2023 RIIL Division 2 Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 6:15pm ET at St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
What it is: Rhode Island High School Football
Matchup: Barrington Eagles vs. St. Raphael Academy Saints
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 6:15pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 RIIL Division 2 Football Championships
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: St. Raphael Academy – Pawtucket, RI
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The Eagles come into the game with an 8-1 record, while the Saints are 6-3. Barrington is ranked 3rd in the state, while St. Raphael Academy is ranked 7th.
The Eagles have a high-powered offense, averaging 35.1 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 1,900 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and five touchdowns. Barrington also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Saints have a balanced offense, averaging 16.8 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. St. Raphael Academy also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Barrington allowing just 18.7 points per game and St. Raphael Academy allowing just 17.1 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Barrington will need to find a way to slow down the Saints’ running game and force turnovers. St. Raphael Academy will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
This is the first time that the two teams have met on the gridiron.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Barrington due to their more explosive offense. I predict that the Eagles will win a close game, 31-28.