The James Island Trojans and Hartsville Red Foxes will face off in the second round of the 2023 SCHSL 4A Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 7:30pm ET at Hartsville High School in Hartsville, South Carolina.
What it is: South Carolina High School Football
Matchup: James Island Trojans vs. Hartsville Red Foxes
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 SCHSL 4A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Hartsville – Hartsville, SC
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The Trojans come into the game with an 11-0 record, while the Red Foxes are 8-3. James Island is ranked 20th in the state, while Hartsville is ranked 21st.
The Trojans have a high-powered offense, averaging 42.2 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,900 yards and 38 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 600 yards and 12 touchdowns. James Island also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Red Foxes have an even more explosive offense, averaging 42.6 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns. Hartsville also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with James Island allowing just 15.7 points per game and Hartsville allowing just 17.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. James Island will need to find a way to slow down the Red Foxes’ passing game and force turnovers. Hartsville will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
This is the first time that the two teams have met on the gridiron.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Hartsville due to their home field advantage and their slightly more explosive offense. I predict that the Red Foxes will win a close game, 42-38.