The Edina Hornets and the Stillwater Ponies will meet in a third-round showdown in the 2023 Minnesota High School Football Playoffs on Thursday, November 9th at 7:00pm ET at Park Center High School in Stillwater, Minnesota.
What it is: Minnesota High School Football
Matchup: Edina Hornets vs. Stillwater Ponies
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:00pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MSHSL AAAAAA Football Tournament
Round: Third Round
Locations: Park Center High School – Stillwater, MN
Live stream: Watch here
The Hornets enter the playoffs with a 7-3 record and a state ranking of 21. They are led by a balanced offense that averages 31.0 points per game. The Hornets are also a stout defensive team, allowing just 21.7 points per game.
The Ponies enter the playoffs with an 8-2 record and a state ranking of 36. They are led by a high-powered offense that averages 34.4 points per game. The Ponies are also a solid defensive team, allowing just 23.2 points per game.
This matchup is sure to be a close one, as both teams are evenly matched. The Hornets have the edge in experience, but the Ponies have the momentum coming into the game.
The Hornets will need to be able to contain the Ponies’ running game, led by Max Shikenjanski and Henry Thury, and force their quarterback to beat them with his arm. They will also need to be able to capitalize on turnovers and score points in the red zone.
The Ponies will need to be able to stop the Hornets’ passing game, led by quarterback (none), and force their running backs to beat them with their legs. They will also need to be able to pressure the quarterback and force him into mistakes.
This game is sure to be a classic. Both teams have the potential to win, and it will come down to which team makes the fewest mistakes.
Fans can watch this must-watch game on the NFHS Network on their smartphones, tablets, computers, and connected devices.