The Copiah Academy Colonels and Adams County Christian Rebels will square off in the first round of the 2023 MAIS 5A Football Playoffs on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET in Gallman, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Copiah Academy Colonels vs. Adams County Christian Rebels
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MAIS High School Football Playoff Bracket – MAIS 5A
Round: First Round
Locations: Gallman, MS
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The Colonels enter the playoffs with a 9-2 record, while the Rebels have a 10-3 record. Copiah Academy is ranked 2nd in the division, while Adams County Christian is ranked 1st. In the state rankings, Copiah Academy is ranked 47th and Adams County Christian is ranked 37th.
Copiah Academy has a balanced offense that averages 24.5 points per game. The Colonels 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.
Adams County Christian has a more explosive offense, averaging 36.0 points per game. The Rebels are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Adams County Christian 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 good defenses, but Adams County Christian has the better unit. The Rebels have allowed just 18.2 points per game this season, while Copiah Academy has allowed 20.7 points per game.
This should be a close and competitive game between two evenly matched teams. Adams County Christian has the better offense and defense, but Copiah Academy is a playoff-tested team. Ultimately, the game will likely come down to a few key plays.
Prediction: Adams County Christian Rebels 28, Copiah Academy Colonels 21
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