The Canyon Springs Pioneers and Sunrise Mountain Miners will face off in the semifinal round of the 2023 NIAA (Nevada) Class 4A State Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 6pm ET in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What it is: Nevada High School Football
Matchup: Canyon Springs Pioneers vs. Sunrise Mountain Miners
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NIAA (Nevada) Class 4A State Football Championships
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: Sunrise Mountain – Las Vegas, NV
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Both teams come into the game with impressive 9-1 records. Canyon Springs is ranked 2nd in the division and 30th in the state, while Sunrise Mountain is ranked 3rd in the division and 36th in the state.
The Pioneers have a high-powered offense, averaging 30.5 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Brady Carlton, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Carlton is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Miners have a balanced offense, averaging 30.6 points per game. They are led by senior running back Landyn Collins, who has rushed for over 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Sunrise Mountain also has a solid passing attack, led by senior quarterback Gabe Johnson.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Canyon Springs allowing just 16.3 points per game and Sunrise Mountain allowing just 15.7 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Canyon Springs will need to find a way to slow down the Miners’ running game and force turnovers. Sunrise Mountain will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
Sunrise Mountain won the previous matchup between the two teams this season, 28-21, on October 13th.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Sunrise Mountain due to their previous win over Canyon Springs and their slightly higher ranking. I predict that the Miners will win a close game, 35-31.