The Minneapolis North Polars and Dassel-Cokato Chargers will square off in a Minnesota High School Football playoff game on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 6pm ET at Dassel-Cokato High School in Cokato, MN.
What it is: Minnesota High School Football
Matchup: Minneapolis North Polars vs. Dassel-Cokato Chargers
Time: Saturday Nov 11, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MSHSL Class AAA State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Dassel-Cokato – Cokato, MN
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams enter the game with identical 9-1 records. The Polars are ranked 41st in the state, while the Chargers are ranked 22nd.
The Polars are led by senior quarterback Jamari Witherspoon, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Witherspoon also has a strong running game, with over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Chargers are led by senior running back Ben Peterson, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Peterson is also a threat in the passing game, with over 300 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
The Polars have the better defense, allowing just 18.4 points per game. The Chargers allow an average of 23.1 points per game.
This game is expected to be a close game, with both teams having evenly matched offenses and defenses. The outcome of the game will likely come down to which team can make the most stops on defense and which team can avoid costly turnovers.
How to Watch
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The Polars have the better defense and a more balanced offense. I predict that the Polars will win a close game, 28-24.