The Lockport Lions (7-3) and Clarence Red Devils (10-0) will meet again in the first round of the 2023 New York State High School Football Championships on Thursday, November 9th, at 7:00pm ET, at Highmark Stadium in Clarence, NY.
What it is: New York High School Football
Matchup: Lockport Lions vs. Clarence Red Devils
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:00pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Locations: Highmark Stadium – Clarence, NY
Live stream: Watch here
The Red Devils defeated the Lions 28-26 in their regular season matchup on September 16th. However, the Lions are a much different team now than they were at the beginning of the season. They have won six of their last seven games, and they are peaking at the right time.
The Lions are led by running back Jahkwon Davis, quarterback Graham Schultz, and wide receiver Shey Williams. Davis has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Schultz has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns. Williams has caught over 50 passes for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Red Devils are led by a balanced offense. Quarterback Bryce Tubin has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Running back Ryan Phelps has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. Wide receiver Ben Gunderson has caught over 40 passes for 700 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Lions defense has struggled at times this season, allowing 27.0 points per game. The Red Devils defense has been more solid, allowing 23.1 points per game.
This game is expected to be a close one, with both teams evenly matched. The Lions may have a slight edge in terms of motivation, as they are looking to avenge their regular season loss to the Red Devils. However, the Red Devils have the home field advantage and the more experienced team.
How to Watch
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Clarence Red Devils 28, Lockport Lions 24