The Bishop Verot Vikings and Mulberry Panthers will face off in the 2023 FHSAA Football State Championships – 2 S semifinals on Thursday, November 9, at 7:00 PM at Bishop Verot High School.
What it is: Florida High School Football Playoff
Matchup: Bishop Verot vs Mulberry
Game Type: 2023 FHSAA Football State Championships – 2 S
Time: Thursday Nov 9, 2023, 7:00 PM (Local Time)
Locations: Fort Myers, FL
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The Vikings and Panthers are both from Florida, with the Vikings located in Fort Myers and the Panthers in Mulberry. The two teams have met twice in the past five years, with Bishop Verot winning both games.
The Vikings are led by a high-powered offense that features a number of playmakers. Senior quarterback Aidan Hall has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season, and he has a number of talented receivers to target, including senior wideout Ryan Wilson and junior tight end Ethan Kirkland. The Vikings also have a strong running game, led by senior running back Noah Barnes.
The Panthers have a balanced offense that is led by senior quarterback Zachary Bentinez. Bentinez has thrown for over 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, and he has a number of weapons at his disposal, including senior wide receiver Brenden Lewis and junior running back Max Turner.
The Panthers defense has been one of the best in the state this season, allowing just 14.2 points per game. The defense is led by senior linebacker Jacob Lopez and junior safety Isaiah Smith.
The Bishop Verot Vikings and Mulberry Panthers are two of the best teams in the Florida state championship tournament, and their semifinal matchup is sure to be a thrilling game.
The game will be streamed live on the FHSAA Network. Subscriptions are $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
The game will be broadcast live on WINK 1240 AM.
This is a very difficult game to predict, as both teams are so evenly matched. However, I’m going to give a slight edge to the Bishop Verot Vikings. The Vikings have a more experienced team, and they have a home field advantage.
Final Score: Bishop Verot Vikings 38, Mulberry Panthers 28