The Mooreville Troopers and Humphreys County Cowboys will square off in the second round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 3A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET in Belzoni, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Mooreville Troopers vs. Humphreys County Cowboys
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 3A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Humphreys County – Belzoni, MS
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The Troopers enter the playoffs with an 8-3 record, while the Cowboys have a 9-2 record. Humphreys County is ranked 8th in the division, while Mooreville is ranked 17th. In the state rankings, Humphreys County is ranked 89th and Mooreville is ranked 124th.
Mooreville has a balanced offense that averages 27.7 points per game. The Troopers are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a solid rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 400 yards and five touchdowns.
Humphreys County has a more explosive offense, averaging 31.0 points per game. The Cowboys are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Humphreys County also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Both teams have good defenses. Mooreville has allowed 19.3 points per game this season, while Humphreys County has allowed 18.2 points per game.
This should be a close and competitive game between two evenly matched teams. Humphreys County has the better offense, but Mooreville has the better defense. Ultimately, the game will likely come down to a few key plays.
Prediction: Humphreys County Cowboys 28, Mooreville Troopers 21
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