The Burrillville Broncos and Cumberland Clippers will face off in the semifinal round of the 2023 RIIL Division 2 Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET at Cumberland High School in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
What it is: Rhode Island High School Football
Matchup: Burrillville Broncos vs. Cumberland Clippers
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 RIIL Division 2 Football Championships
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: Cumberland – Cumberland, RI
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The Broncos come into the game with a 5-4 record, while the Clippers are 9-0. Cumberland is ranked 1st in the state, while Burrillville is ranked 6th.
The Broncos have a balanced offense, averaging 16.7 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 200 yards and three touchdowns. Burrillville also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Clippers have a high-powered offense, averaging 25.0 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards and five touchdowns. Cumberland also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Burrillville allowing just 15.7 points per game and Cumberland allowing just 14.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Burrillville will need to find a way to slow down the Clippers’ passing game and force turnovers. Cumberland will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
Cumberland won the last meeting between the two teams, a 17-14 victory on September 30th of this year.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Cumberland due to their home field advantage and their undefeated record. I predict that the Clippers will win a close game, 21-17.