The Holmes Aces (7-4) and Northeastern Eagles (11-0) will meet in the first round of the 2023 NCHSAA Football Championships – 2A on Thursday, November 9th, at 7:00pm ET, at Lakewood High School in Roseboro, NC.
This is a matchup of two teams with very different resumes. The Aces are a battle-tested team that has overcome adversity all season long. The Eagles are a dominant team that has yet to be challenged.
What it is: North Carolina High School Football
Matchup: Holmes Aces vs. Northeastern Eagles
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:00pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NCHSAA Football Championships – 2A
Locations: Lakewood – Roseboro, NC
Live stream: Watch here
The Aces are led by running back Divon Ward and quarterback Fisher Bobbitt. Ward has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Bobbitt has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.
The Eagles are led by running back Tyselle Spencer and quarterback Trevaris Jones. Spencer has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Jones has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns.
The Aces defense has been solid this season, allowing just 23.1 points per game. The Eagles defense has been a bit more susceptible to the big play, but they have still been able to hold opponents to an average of just 28.0 points per game.
This game is expected to be a close one, with both teams evenly matched. The Aces may have a slight edge in terms of experience, as they have several players who have started in the playoffs before. However, the Eagles are the more explosive team on offense.
How to Watch
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Northeastern Eagles 42, Holmes Aces 35