The Corinth Warriors and Holmes County Central Jaguars will square off in the first round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 5A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET in Lexington, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Corinth Warriors vs. Holmes County Central Jaguars
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 5A Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Holmes County Central – Lexington, MS
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The Warriors enter the playoffs with a 3-8 record, while the Jaguars have a perfect 11-0 record. Holmes County Central is ranked 1st in the division, while Corinth is ranked 20th. In the state rankings, Holmes County Central is ranked 25th and Corinth is ranked 150th.
Corinth has a balanced offense that averages 14.9 points per game. The Warriors are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a solid rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 300 yards and five touchdowns.
Holmes County Central has a more explosive offense, averaging 34.4 points per game. The Jaguars are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Holmes County Central also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Both teams have average defenses. Corinth has allowed 27.4 points per game this season, while Holmes County Central has allowed 15.6 points per game.
This should be a one-sided game, as Holmes County Central is the clear favorite. The Jaguars have a better offense, a better defense, and a home field advantage. Corinth will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win.
Prediction: Holmes County Central Jaguars 35, Corinth Warriors 14
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