The Gentry Rams and West Point Green Wave will square off in the first round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 5A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET at Hamblin Stadium in West Point, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Gentry Rams vs. West Point Green Wave
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 5A Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Hamblin Stadium – West Point, MS
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The Rams enter the playoffs with a 6-5 record, while the Green Wave have a 7-3 record. West Point is ranked 2nd in the division, while Gentry is ranked 12th. In the state rankings, West Point is ranked 24th and Gentry is ranked 96th.
Gentry has a balanced offense that averages 20.5 points per game. The Rams are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a solid rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 400 yards and five touchdowns.
West Point has a more explosive offense, averaging 33.3 points per game. The Green Wave are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. West Point also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Both teams have good defenses, but West Point has the better unit. The Green Wave have allowed just 16.9 points per game this season, while Gentry has allowed 22.8 points per game.
This is a David vs. Goliath matchup, with the underdog Rams facing off against the heavily favored Green Wave. Gentry will need to play a perfect game in order to have a chance to win.
Prediction: West Point Green Wave 35, Gentry Rams 21
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