The Callaway Chargers and South Panola Tigers will square off in the first round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 6A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 6pm ET in Batesville, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Callaway Chargers vs. South Panola Tigers
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 6A Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Robert H. Dunlap Stadium – Batesville, MS
Live stream: Watch here
The Chargers enter the playoffs with a 4-7 record, while the Tigers have a 9-1 record. South Panola is ranked 3rd in the division, while Callaway is ranked 16th. In the state rankings, South Panola is ranked 10th and Callaway is ranked 94th.
Callaway has a balanced offense that averages 20.7 points per game. The Chargers are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a solid rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 300 yards and five touchdowns.
South Panola has a more explosive offense, averaging 29.6 points per game. The Tigers are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. South Panola also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Both teams have average defenses. Callaway has allowed 28.6 points per game this season, while South Panola has allowed 24.7 points per game.
This should be a one-sided game, as South Panola is the clear favorite. The Tigers have a better offense, a better defense, and a home field advantage. Callaway will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win.
Prediction: South Panola Tigers 35, Callaway Chargers 14