The Greene County Wildcats and Columbia Wildcats will square off in the second round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 4A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET in Columbia, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Greene County Wildcats vs. Columbia Wildcats
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 4A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Columbia – Columbia, MS
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The Wildcats enter the playoffs with a 4-6 record, while Columbia has a perfect 11-0 record. Columbia is ranked 2nd in the division, while Greene County is ranked 23rd. In the state rankings, Columbia is ranked 22nd and Greene County is ranked 127th.
Greene County has a balanced offense that averages 25.4 points per game. The Wildcats 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.
Columbia has a more explosive offense, averaging 38.9 points per game. The Wildcats are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Columbia 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 Columbia has the better unit. The Wildcats have allowed just 16.9 points per game this season, while Greene County has allowed 22.8 points per game.
This should be a one-sided game, as Columbia is the clear favorite. The Wildcats have the better offense, the better defense, and a home field advantage. Greene County will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win.
Prediction: Columbia Wildcats 35, Greene County Wildcats 14
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