Wilmington, NC – The Jordan Falcons and Hoggard Vikings will face off in the playoff round of the 2023 NCHSAA Football Championships – 4A on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET in Wilmington, North Carolina.
What it is: North Carolina High School Football
Matchup: Jordan Falcons vs. Hoggard Vikings
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NCHSAA Football Championships – 4A
Locations: Wilmington, NC
Live stream: Watch here
The Falcons come into the game with an 8-3 record, while the Vikings are 10-1. Hoggard is ranked 12th in the state, while Jordan is ranked 36th.
The Falcons have a high-powered offense, averaging 47.9 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns. Jordan also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Vikings have a balanced offense, averaging 42.3 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 15 touchdowns. Hoggard also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Jordan allowing just 23.7 points per game and Hoggard allowing just 21.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Jordan will need to find a way to slow down the Vikings’ passing game and force turnovers. Hoggard 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 Jordan due to their more explosive offense. I predict that the Falcons will win a close game, 38-35.