The Lancaster Legends and Bennett Tigers will face off in the second round of the 2023 Fall Boys Football New York Monsignor Martin State Tournament – Class A on Friday, November 10th, at 7:30pm ET in Buffalo, New York.
What it is: New York High School Football
Matchup: Lancaster Legends vs. Bennett Tigers
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Locations: Bennett – Buffalo, NY
Live stream: Watch here
The Legends come into the game with a 9-0 record, while the Tigers are 9-1. Bennett is ranked 1st in the division and 6th in the state, while Lancaster is ranked 5th in the division and 17th in the state.
The Legends have a balanced offense, averaging 35.4 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards and 10 touchdowns. Lancaster also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Tigers have a high-powered offense, averaging 45.8 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns. Bennett also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Lancaster allowing just 18.7 points per game and Bennett allowing just 21.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Lancaster will need to find a way to slow down the Tigers’ passing game and force turnovers. Bennett will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
Bennett won the last matchup between the two teams on September 29th, 2023, by a score of 42-38.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Bennett due to their home field advantage and their more explosive offense. I predict that the Tigers will win a close game, 35-31.