The Lawrence County Cougars and McComb Tigers will square off in the second round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 4A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET at C. C. Moore Stadium in McComb, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Lawrence County Cougars vs. McComb Tigers
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 4A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: C. C. Moore Stadium – McComb, MS
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The Cougars enter the playoffs with a 6-5 record, while the Tigers have a perfect 11-0 record. McComb is ranked 3rd in the division, while Lawrence County is ranked 14th. In the state rankings, McComb is ranked 23rd and Lawrence County is ranked 74th.
Lawrence County has a balanced offense that averages 37.7 points per game. The Cougars are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a solid rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 400 yards and five touchdowns.
McComb has a more explosive offense, averaging 45.0 points per game. The Tigers are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. McComb also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Both teams have good defenses, but McComb has the better unit. The Tigers have allowed just 16.9 points per game this season, while Lawrence County has allowed 22.8 points per game.
This should be a one-sided game, as McComb is the clear favorite. The Tigers have the better offense, the better defense, and a home field advantage. Lawrence County will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win.
Prediction: McComb Tigers 35, Lawrence County Cougars 14
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