The Christian Brothers Academy Brothers and Shenendehowa Plainsmen will face off in the second round of the 2023 New York High School Football Playoffs on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET in Shenendehowa, New York.
What it is: New York High School Football
Matchup: Christian Brothers Academy Brothers vs. Shenendehowa Plainsmen
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Locations: Shenendehowa – Lincolndale, NY
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The Brothers come into the game with an 8-1 record, while the Plainsmen are 9-0. Shenendehowa is ranked 2nd in the division and 8th in the state, while Christian Brothers Academy is ranked 3rd in the division and 10th in the state.
The Brothers have a high-powered offense, averaging 38.6 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns. Christian Brothers Academy also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Plainsmen have a balanced offense, averaging 40.9 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 300 yards and 10 touchdowns. Shenendehowa also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Christian Brothers Academy allowing just 19.3 points per game and Shenendehowa allowing just 21.7 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Christian Brothers Academy will need to find a way to slow down the Plainsmen’s passing game and force turnovers. Shenendehowa will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
Shenendehowa won the last matchup between the two teams last month by a score of 42-35.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Shenendehowa due to their home field advantage and their more balanced offense. I predict that the Plainsmen will win a close game, 38-35.