The Jasper Bulldogs (6-4) and Columbia Roughnecks (5-5) will meet in the first round of the 2023 UIL 4A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Thursday, November 9th, at 7:30pm ET, at Columbia High School in West Columbia, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Jasper Bulldogs vs. Columbia Roughnecks
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 4A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Columbia – West Columbia, TX
Live stream: Watch here
This is a matchup of two teams that are evenly matched. The Bulldogs have a slight edge in terms of record, but the Roughnecks have a home field advantage. Both teams have a lot of talent and they are capable of beating anyone on any given day.
The Bulldogs are led by running back Zykeelan Hadnot and quarterback Isaiah Coleman. Hadnot has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Coleman has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.
The Roughnecks are led by running back Trevon Lewis and quarterback Major Marshall. Lewis has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Marshall has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns.
The Bulldogs defense has been solid this season, allowing just 23.1 points per game. The Roughnecks 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 Bulldogs may have a slight edge in terms of experience, as they have several players who have started in the playoffs before. However, the Roughnecks are the more explosive team on offense.
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Jasper Bulldogs 35, Columbia Roughnecks 31
The Jasper Bulldogs are the favorites in this game, but the Columbia Roughnecks should not be overlooked. The Roughnecks have a lot of talent and they are capable of beating anyone on any given day.
The Bulldogs defense will need to be able to contain Lewis and Marshall in order to have a chance to win this game. The Roughnecks defense will also need to be able to stop Hadnot, but they are less concerned about the Bulldogs passing game.
Overall, the Jasper Bulldogs are the better team and they should be able to win this game. However, the Columbia Roughnecks are a dangerous team and they could pull off the upset if they have a great game.
The X-factor in this game will be the home field advantage. The Columbia Roughnecks will be playing in front of their own fans, and they will be looking to pull off a major upset. The Jasper Bulldogs will need to be able to block out the noise and focus on the game at hand.