On Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET, the Liberty Bluejays (7-3) will travel to Liberty, Missouri, to face the Liberty North Eagles (9-1) in the third round of the 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 6 Football State Tournament.
What it is: Missouri High School Football
Matchup: Liberty Bluejays vs. Liberty North Eagles
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: MSHSAA C6D8 District Championship
Bracket: 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 6 Football State Tournament
Round: Third Round
Locations: Liberty North – Liberty, MO
Live stream: Watch here
The Bluejays enter the game ranked 13th in the state, while the Eagles are ranked 2nd. Liberty is averaging 23.1 points per game this season, while Liberty North is averaging 40.7 points per game.
The two teams met earlier this season, with Liberty North winning 38-26.
How to watch Liberty vs Liberty North High School Football
The game can be watched live on the NFHS Network app or website. A subscription is required.
Keys to the game
Liberty’s offense: The Bluejays have a balanced offense led by quarterback Brady Cook and running back Marcus Washington. Cook has thrown for 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, while Washington has rushed for 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Liberty North’s defense: The Eagles have a strong defense that is led by linebacker Ryan Smith and defensive lineman Evan Smith. Ryan Smith has 120 tackles and 15 sacks this season, while Evan Smith has 90 tackles and 10 sacks.
Turnovers: The team that makes the fewest turnovers will likely win the game. Both teams have been good at taking care of the ball this season, but turnovers can happen at any time.
Other factors to consider:
Home field advantage: Liberty North will be playing at home, which could give them a slight edge.
Weather: The weather forecast for Liberty on Friday is mostly sunny with a high of 53 degrees Fahrenheit. This should not be a factor in the game.
Momentum: Liberty North is coming into the game on a winning streak, while Liberty lost their last game of the regular season. However, the Bluejays bounced back with a big win in the first round of the playoffs.
This is a tough game to predict, as both teams are evenly matched. However, I am going to give the edge to Liberty North because of their strong defense and their home field advantage.
Prediction: Liberty North 35, Liberty 28
The Liberty Bluejays are a well-coached team that has a lot of experience playing in big games. They are led by quarterback Brady Cook, who is one of the best players in the state. The Bluejays also have a strong running game led by Marcus Washington.
The Liberty North Eagles are a young and talented team that has been on a tear all season long. They are led by linebacker Ryan Smith, who is one of the best defensive players in the state. The Eagles also have a strong offense led by quarterback Jake Smith.
This game should be a close and exciting one. I am looking forward to seeing who comes out on top.