The Jackson Academy Raiders and Hartfield Academy Hawks will square off in the first round of the 2023 MAIS 6A Football Playoffs on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET at Hawk Field in Flowood, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Jackson Academy Raiders vs. Hartfield Academy Hawks
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MAIS High School Football Playoff Bracket – MAIS 6A
Round: First Round
Locations: Hawk Field, MS
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The Raiders enter the playoffs with an 8-4 record, while the Hawks have an undefeated 12-0 record. Hartfield Academy is ranked 1st in the division, while Jackson Academy is ranked 4th. In the state rankings, Hartfield Academy is ranked 11th and Jackson Academy is ranked 48th.
Jackson Academy has a balanced offense that averages 30.5 points per game. The Raiders 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.
Hartfield Academy has a more explosive offense, averaging 45.2 points per game. The Hawks are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Hartfield Academy 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 Hartfield Academy has the better unit. The Hawks have allowed just 12.3 points per game this season, while Jackson Academy has allowed 22.8 points per game.
The Raiders will be looking to avenge a loss to Hartfield Academy last month. The Hawks will need to play their best game of the season in order to stay undefeated and advance to the next round of the playoffs.
Prediction: Hartfield Academy Hawks 35, Jackson Academy Raiders 28
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