The Lodi Blue Devils and Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks will face off in the semi-final round of the WIAA (Wisconsin) 2023 Boys Football Tournament – Division 4 on Friday, November 10th, at 7:30pm ET at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, Wisconsin.
What it is: Wisconsin High School Football
Matchup: Lodi Blue Devils vs. Baldwin-Woodville Blackhawks
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: WIAA (Wisconsin) 2023 Boys Football Tournament – Division 4
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: Game is being played at Arcadia HS, WI
Live stream: Watch here
The Blue Devils come into the game with a 12-0 record, while the Blackhawks are 10-2. Baldwin-Woodville is ranked 16th in the state, while Lodi is ranked 17th.
The Blue Devils have a high-powered offense, averaging 39.8 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,600 yards and 37 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and seven touchdowns. Lodi also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Blackhawks have a balanced offense, averaging 37.7 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 2,300 yards and 33 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and six touchdowns. Baldwin-Woodville also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Lodi allowing just 15.3 points per game and Baldwin-Woodville allowing just 16.8 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Lodi will need to find a way to slow down the Blackhawks’ passing game and force turnovers. Baldwin-Woodville 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 Lodi due to their slightly better defense. I predict that the Blue Devils will win a close game, 28-24.