The Monsignor Farrell Lions and Iona Prep Gaels will face off in the second round of the 2023 Boys Fall Football NYCHSFL State Tournament – AAA on Friday, November 10th, at 6pm ET at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York.
What it is: New York High School Football
Matchup: Monsignor Farrell Lions vs. Iona Prep Gaels
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Boys Fall Football NYCHSFL State Tournament – AAA
Locations: Iona Preparatory School, NY
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The Lions come into the game with an 8-2 record, while the Gaels are 7-3. Monsignor Farrell is ranked 4th in the division and 3rd in the state, while Iona Prep is ranked 3rd in the division and 4th in the state.
The Lions have a balanced offense, averaging 26.8 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards and 10 touchdowns. Monsignor Farrell also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Gaels have a high-powered offense, averaging 30.8 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns. Iona Prep also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Monsignor Farrell allowing just 21.3 points per game and Iona Prep allowing just 23.7 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Monsignor Farrell will need to find a way to slow down the Gaels’ passing game and force turnovers. Iona Prep will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
Iona Prep won the last matchup between the two teams on September 30th, 2023, by a score of 35-28.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Iona Prep due to their home field advantage and their more explosive offense. I predict that the Gaels will win a close game, 31-28.