The Collins Tigers and Loyd Star Hornets will square off in the second round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 2A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET in Loyd Star, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Collins Tigers vs. Loyd Star Hornets
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 2A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Loyd Star – Brookhaven, MS
Live stream: Watch here
The Tigers enter the playoffs with a 6-4 record, while the Hornets have a 10-1 record. Loyd Star is ranked 15th in the division, while Collins is ranked 14th. In the state rankings, Loyd Star is ranked 163rd and Collins is ranked 154th.
Collins has a balanced offense that averages 27.2 points per game. The Tigers are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a solid rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 400 yards and five touchdowns.
Loyd Star has a more explosive offense, averaging 32.5 points per game. The Hornets are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Loyd Star also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Both teams have average defenses. Collins has allowed 29.8 points per game this season, while Loyd Star has allowed 27.2 points per game.
This should be a close and competitive game between two evenly matched teams. Loyd Star has the better offense, but Collins has the better defense. Ultimately, the game will likely come down to a few key plays.
Prediction: Loyd Star Hornets 28, Collins Tigers 21