Two of the top teams in Minnesota high school football will collide on Thursday, November 9th, as the Jackson County Central Huskies take on the Caledonia Warriors in the first round of the 2023 MSHSL Class AA State Football Championships.
What it is: Minnesota High School Football
Matchup: Jackson County Central Huskies vs. Caledonia Warriors
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:00pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MSHSL Class AA State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Caledonia – Caledonia, MN
Live stream: Watch here
Both teams come into the game with undefeated records, with Jackson County Central sitting at 11-0 and Caledonia at 10-0. The Huskies are ranked #42 in the state and #6 in their division, while the Warriors are ranked #14 in the state and #2 in their division.
Jackson County Central is led by a balanced offense that averages 34.0 points per game. The Huskies feature a strong running game, led by quarterback Seth Stai and running back Ulises Bouakham. They also have a talented passing game, with Stai throwing for over 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.
Caledonia has one of the most explosive offenses in the state, averaging 38.5 points per game. The Warriors are led by quarterback Josh Beardmore, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. They also have a deep group of wide receivers, led by Ryan Phelps and Ben Gunderson.
The defense will be key for both teams in this game. Jackson County Central has a solid defense that has allowed just 14.5 points per game this season. Caledonia also has a good defense, but they have been more susceptible to the big play, allowing 24.5 points per game.
This game is expected to be a close one, with both teams evenly matched. The Huskies may have a slight edge in terms of experience, as they have several players who have started in the state tournament before. However, the Warriors are the more explosive team on offense, and they have a home field advantage.
How to Watch
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Jackson County Central 28, Caledonia 24