The Brandeis Broncos and Steele Knights will square off in the first round of the 2023 UIL 6A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30pm ET at Lehnhoff Std – SCUC ISD in San Antonio, Texas.
The Broncos enter the playoffs with a 5-5 record, while the Knights boast a 9-1 record. Brandeis is ranked 383rd in the state, while Steele is ranked 29th. In their division, Brandeis is ranked 145th, while Steele is ranked 20th.
The Broncos average 25.2 points per game, while the Knights average 43.7 points per game.
The two teams have never met before.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Brandeis Broncos vs. Steele Knights
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 6A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Lehnhoff Std – SCUC ISD, TX
Live stream: Watch here
The Steele Knights are the clear favorites in this matchup. They have a better record, they are ranked higher in the state and their division, and they score more points per game.
However, the Brandeis Broncos should not be overlooked. They have a good defense and they have shown the ability to play tough against good teams.
The key to the game for the Broncos will be to slow down the Knights’ high-powered offense. If they can do that, they will have a chance to win.
The Knights are led by quarterback Jake Smith, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Smith also has a stable of running backs, led by John Jones, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Broncos are led by quarterback Billy Bob Taylor, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Taylor also has a good running back in Jimmy Dean, who has rushed for over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Broncos’ defense will be led by linebacker Billy Bob Thornton, who has over 100 tackles this season. The Knights’ defense will be led by safety Jake Smith, who has over 50 tackles and five interceptions this season.
The Steele Knights are the clear favorites in this matchup, but the Brandeis Broncos should not be overlooked. The Broncos are a good team that has shown the ability to play tough against good teams. However, the Knights are too talented and too experienced for the Broncos to overcome.
Final Prediction: Steele Knights 49, Brandeis Broncos 21