The New Albany Bulldogs and Louisville Wildcats will square off in the second round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 4A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET at RE Hinze in Louisville, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: New Albany Bulldogs vs. Louisville Wildcats
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 4A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: RE Hinze – Louisville, MS
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The Bulldogs enter the playoffs with an 8-2 record, while the Wildcats have an undefeated 11-0 record. Louisville is ranked 1st in the division, while New Albany is ranked 12th. In the state rankings, Louisville is ranked 6th and New Albany is ranked 65th.
New Albany has a balanced offense that averages 36.1 points per game. The Bulldogs are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a solid rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 400 yards and five touchdowns.
Louisville has a more explosive offense, averaging 38.2 points per game. The Wildcats are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Louisville 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, but Louisville has the better unit. The Wildcats have allowed just 12.3 points per game this season, while New Albany has allowed 22.8 points per game.
This is a David vs. Goliath matchup, with the underdog Bulldogs facing off against the heavily favored Wildcats. New Albany will need to play a perfect game in order to have a chance to win.
Prediction: Louisville Wildcats 35, New Albany Bulldogs 21
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