The Battle Lake/Henning Bulldogs and the Cedar Mountain Cougars will square off in a rematch of the season opener in the first round of the 2023 Minnesota High School Football Playoffs on Thursday, November 9th at 7:00pm ET at Cedar Mountain High School in Morgan, Minnesota.
What it is: Minnesota High School Football
Matchup: Battle Lake/Henning Bulldogs vs. Cedar Mountain Cougars
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:00pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MSHSL Class 9-Player State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Cedar Mountain – Morgan, MN
Live stream: Watch here
The Bulldogs enter the playoffs as the 9th ranked team in Minnesota and the 463rd ranked team in the nation. They are coming off an undefeated regular season, having won all ten of their games. They are led by a balanced offense that averages 40.3 points per game.
The Cougars enter the playoffs as the 14th ranked team in Minnesota and the 688th ranked team in the nation. They are coming off a 7-3 regular season, and they are led by a high-powered offense that averages 29.5 points per game.
This matchup is sure to be a close one, as both teams are evenly matched. The Bulldogs have the edge in experience, but the Cougars have the momentum coming into the game.
The Bulldogs will need to be able to stop the Cougars’ running game, led by Cooper Freitag, and force their quarterback to beat them with his arm. They will also need to be able to capitalize on turnovers and score points in the red zone.
The Cougars will need to be able to contain the Bulldogs’ running game and force their quarterback to pass. They will also need to be able to pressure the quarterback and force him into mistakes.
This game is sure to be a classic. Both teams have the potential to win, and it will come down to which team makes the fewest mistakes.
Fans can watch this game on the NFHS Network on their smartphones, tablets, computers, and connected devices.