The Franklin Sabers and Hamilton Chargers will face off in the semi-final round of the WIAA (Wisconsin) 2023 Boys Football Tournament – Division 1 on Friday, November 10th, at 7:30pm ET at Grove Field in Sussex, Wisconsin.
What it is: Wisconsin High School Football
Matchup: Franklin Sabers vs. Hamilton Chargers
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: WIAA (Wisconsin) 2023 Boys Football Tournament – Division 1
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: Grove Field – Sussex, WI
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The Sabers come into the game with a 12-0 record, while the Chargers are also 12-0. Hamilton is ranked 3rd in the state, while Franklin is ranked 2nd.
The Sabers have a high-powered offense, averaging 40.3 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,600 yards and 35 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and eight touchdowns. Franklin also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Chargers have an even more explosive offense, averaging 45.2 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 2,700 yards and 40 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and nine touchdowns. Hamilton also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Franklin allowing just 16.8 points per game and Hamilton allowing just 15.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Franklin will need to find a way to slow down the Chargers’ passing game and force turnovers. Hamilton will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
This is the first time that the two teams have met on the gridiron.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Franklin due to their slightly better defense. I predict that the Sabers will win a close game, 28-24.