The Warrenton Warriors and Hannibal Pirates will face off in the third round of the 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 4 Football State Tournament on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET. The game will be played at Warrenton High School in Warrenton, Missouri.
What it is: Missouri High School Football
Matchup: Hannibal Pirates vs. Warrenton Warriors
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 4 Football State Tournament
Round: Third Round
Locations: Warrenton – Warrenton, MO
Live stream: Watch here
This is a rematch of a game that the Warriors won 52-0 on September 22nd. However, the Pirates have come a long way since then, having won their last seven games.
The Warriors have a high-powered offense, averaging 48.5 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Brady Carlton, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Carlton is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Pirates have a balanced offense, averaging 36.0 points per game. They are led by senior running back Landyn Collins, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. The Pirates also have a solid passing attack, led by senior quarterback Gabe Johnson.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Warrenton allowing just 15.7 points per game and Hannibal allowing just 18.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. The Warriors will need to find a way to slow down the Pirates’ running game and force turnovers. The Pirates will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Warrenton due to their home field advantage and their undefeated record. I predict that the Warriors will win a close game, 35-31.