The Elkhorn North Wolves and Bennington Badgers will face off in the semifinal round of the 2023 NSAA Class B Football Championship on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET in Bennington, Nebraska.
What it is: Montana High School Football
Matchup: Elkhorn North Wolves vs. Bennington Badgers
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NSAA Class B Football Championship
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: Bennington – Bennington, NE
Live stream: Watch here
The Badgers come into the game with an undefeated 11-0 record and are ranked 1st in the division and 9th in the state. The Wolves have a 10-1 record and are ranked 4th in the division and 20th in the state.
The Badgers have a high-powered offense, averaging 37.5 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Brady Carlton, who has thrown for over 3,500 yards and 40 touchdowns this season. Carlton is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 600 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Wolves have a balanced offense, averaging 34.2 points per game. They are led by senior running back Landyn Collins, who has rushed for over 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. The Wolves also have a solid passing attack, led by senior quarterback Gabe Johnson.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Bennington allowing just 15.7 points per game and Elkhorn North allowing just 16.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. The Wolves will need to find a way to slow down the Badgers’ running game and force turnovers. The Badgers will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
Bennington won the previous matchup between the two teams this season, 28-21, on October 13th.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Bennington due to their undefeated record and their previous win over Elkhorn North. I predict that the Badgers will win a close game, 35-31.