The Brentwood/Clayton Eagles and Lutheran North Crusaders will face off in the third round of the 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 4 Football State Tournament on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET. The game will be played at Lutheran North High School in St. Louis, Missouri.
What it is: Missouri High School Football
Matchup: Brentwood/Clayton Eagles vs. Lutheran North Crusaders
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 4 Football State Tournament
Round: Third Round
Locations: Lutheran North – St. Louis, MO
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This is a rematch of a game that the Crusaders won 52-0 on September 22nd. However, the Eagles have come a long way since then, having won their last four games.
The Eagles have a balanced offense, averaging 25.3 points per game. They are led by senior running back Landyn Collins, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. The Eagles also have a solid passing attack, led by senior quarterback Brady Carlton.
The Crusaders have a high-powered offense, averaging 47.6 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Gabe Johnson, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Johnson is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Brentwood/Clayton allowing just 18.2 points per game and Lutheran North allowing just 13.1 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. The Eagles will need to find a way to slow down the Crusaders’ offense and control the clock. The Crusaders will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Lutheran North due to their home field advantage and their experience. I predict that the Crusaders will win a close game, 35-28.