The Germantown Mavericks and Oxford Chargers will square off in the first round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 7A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET at Bobby Holcomb Field in Oxford, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Germantown Mavericks vs. Oxford Chargers
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 7A Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Bobby Holcomb Field – Oxford, MS
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The Mavericks enter the playoffs with a 5-5 record, while the Chargers have a 7-3 record. Oxford is ranked 9th in the division, while Germantown is ranked 12th. In the state rankings, Oxford is ranked 19th and Germantown is ranked 27th.
Germantown has a balanced offense that averages 26.4 points per game. The Mavericks 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.
Oxford has a more explosive offense, averaging 29.9 points per game. The Chargers are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Oxford 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 Oxford has the better unit. The Chargers have allowed just 16.9 points per game this season, while Germantown has allowed 22.8 points per game.
This should be a close and competitive game between two evenly matched teams. Oxford has the better offense and defense, but Germantown is a playoff-tested team. Ultimately, the game will likely come down to a few key plays.
Prediction: Oxford Chargers 28, Germantown Mavericks 21
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