The Eureka Wildcats and Rockwood Summit Falcons will renew their rivalry on Friday, November 10th, in the third round of the 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 5 Football State Tournament. The game will be played at Rockwood Summit High School in Fenton, Missouri, at 7pm ET.
What it is: Missouri High School Football
Matchup: Eureka Wildcats vs. Rockwood Summit Falcons
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 5 Football State Tournament
Round: Third Round
Locations: Rockwood Summit – Fenton, MO
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The Wildcats and Falcons met earlier in the season, with Eureka coming away with a 35-31 victory. However, Rockwood Summit is the higher-seeded team in this matchup, coming in at No. 7 in the state rankings, while Eureka is ranked No. 52.
The Falcons have an explosive offense that is averaging 46.0 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Drew Krobath, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Krobath is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards and 5 touchdowns.
The Wildcats have a more balanced offense, averaging 31.9 points per game. They are led by senior running back Ethan Stevens, who has rushed for over 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. Eureka also has a solid passing attack, led by senior quarterback Gavin Gibson.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Eureka allowing just 24.7 points per game and Rockwood Summit allowing just 20.3 points per game.
This is a rematch of a classic rivalry, and it is sure to be a close game. The Wildcats will need to find a way to slow down the Falcons’ offense and control the clock. The Falcons will need to force turnovers and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Rockwood Summit due to their undefeated record and their explosive offense. I predict that the Falcons will win a close game, 35-28.