Mooresville, NC – The Mount Tabor Spartans and Mooresville Blue Devils will face off in the second round of the 2023 NCHSAA 4A West Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET in Mooresville, North Carolina.
What it is: North Carolina High School Football
Matchup: Mount Tabor Spartans vs. Mooresville Blue Devils
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NCHSAA 4A West Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Mooresville – Mooresville, NC
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The Spartans come into the game with a 7-4 record, while the Blue Devils are 11-0. Mooresville is ranked 15th in the state, while Mount Tabor is ranked 42nd.
The Spartans have a balanced offense, averaging 30.6 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. Mount Tabor also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Blue Devils have a high-powered offense, averaging 35.8 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 15 touchdowns. Mooresville also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Mount Tabor allowing just 25.4 points per game and Mooresville allowing just 20.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Mount Tabor will need to find a way to slow down the Blue Devils’ passing game and force turnovers. Mooresville 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 Mooresville due to their undefeated record and their home field advantage. I predict that the Blue Devils will win a close game, 31-28.