The Christ School Greenies and Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Eagles will face off in the second round of the 2023 NCISAA 11-Man Football Playoffs – Division I on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET in Arden, NC.
What it is: North Carolina High School Football
Matchup: Christ School Greenies vs. Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Eagles
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NCISAA 11-Man Football Playoffs – Division I
Locations: Arden, NC
Live stream: Watch here
The Greenies come into the game with a 4-6 record, while the Eagles are 12-0. Rabun Gap-Nacoochee is ranked 1st in the division and 1st in the state, while Christ School is ranked 4th in the division and 48th in the state.
The Greenies have a balanced offense, averaging 23.6 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 200 yards and five touchdowns. Christ School also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Eagles have a high-powered offense, averaging 42.7 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards and five touchdowns. Rabun Gap-Nacoochee also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Christ School allowing just 26.7 points per game and Rabun Gap-Nacoochee allowing just 23.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a tough game for the Greenies, as they are facing an undefeated Rabun Gap-Nacoochee team that is averaging over 40 points per game. However, Christ School has shown that they can be a dangerous team, especially when they play with emotion and energy.
The Greenies will need to find a way to slow down the Eagles’ passing game and force turnovers. They will also need to capitalize on their scoring opportunities and avoid making mistakes. If Christ School can do those things, they will have a chance to win this game.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee won the last matchup between the two teams on September 8th, 2023, by a score of 42-21.
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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee is the clear favorite in this game. They have a better record, a better offense, and a better defense. However, Christ School is a dangerous team when they play with emotion and energy. If the Greenies can play their best game, they will have a chance to win.
I predict that Rabun Gap-Nacoochee will win a close game, 35-28.