The Braham Bombers and Minneota Vikings will square off in the first round of the 2023 MSHSL Class A State Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET in Minneota, Minnesota.
What it is: Minnesota High School Football
Matchup: Braham Bombers vs. Minneota Vikings
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MSHSL Class A State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Minneota – Minneota, MN
Live stream: Watch here
The Bombers enter the playoffs with a 9-2 record, while the Vikings have a perfect 10-0 record. Minneota is ranked 1st in the division, while Braham is ranked 22nd. In the state rankings, Minneota is ranked 13th and Braham is ranked 169th.
Braham has a high-powered offense that averages 40.7 points per game. The Bombers are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a dangerous rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Minneota has an even more explosive offense, averaging 48.0 points per game. The Vikings are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Minneota also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Both teams have solid defenses, but Minneota has a slight edge in that department. The Vikings have allowed just 12.3 points per game this season, while Braham has allowed 17.2 points per game.
This should be a one-sided game, as Minneota is the clear favorite. The Vikings have a better offense, a better defense, and a home field advantage. Braham will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win.
Prediction: Minneota Vikings 42, Braham Bombers 14