The Charlotte Catholic Cougars and T.C. Roberson Rams will face off in the playoffs of the 2023 NCHSAA Football Championships – 4A on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET in Asheville, North Carolina.
What it is: North Carolina High School Football
Matchup: Charlotte Catholic Cougars vs. T.C. Roberson Rams
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NCHSAA Football Championships – 4A
Locations: T.C. Roberson – Asheville, NC
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The Cougars come into the game with an 8-3 record, while the Rams are 9-2. T.C. Roberson is ranked 29th in the state, while Charlotte Catholic is ranked 22nd.
The Cougars have a balanced offense, averaging 33.6 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards and five touchdowns. Charlotte Catholic also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Rams have a high-powered offense, averaging 38.5 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns. T.C. Roberson also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Charlotte Catholic allowing just 23.7 points per game and T.C. Roberson allowing just 26.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Charlotte Catholic will need to find a way to slow down the Rams’ passing game and force turnovers. T.C. Roberson will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
This is the first time that the two teams have met on the gridiron.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Charlotte Catholic due to their more balanced offense and their better defense. I predict that the Cougars will win a close game, 31-28.