The Norland Vikings and St. Brendan Sabres will square off in the 2023 FHSAA Football State Championships – 2 M semifinals on Thursday, November 9, at 7:00 PM at Norland High School.
What it is: Florida High School Football Playoff
Matchup: Norland vs St. Brendan
Game Type: 2023 FHSAA Football State Championships – 2 M
Time: Thursday Nov 9, 2023, 7:00 PM (Local Time)
Locations: Miami, FL
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The Vikings and Sabres are both from Miami, Florida, and they are familiar rivals. The two teams have met five times in the past five years, with Norland winning three of those games.
The Vikings are led by a high-powered offense that features a number of playmakers. Senior quarterback David Smith has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 35 touchdowns this season, and he has a number of talented receivers to target, including senior wideout Marcus Brown and junior tight end Anthony Johnson. The Vikings also have a strong running game, led by senior running back Charles Walker.
The Sabres have a balanced offense that is led by senior quarterback Michael Jones. Jones has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season, and he has a number of weapons at his disposal, including senior wide receiver William Taylor and junior running back Daniel Williams.
The Sabres defense has been one of the best in the state this season, allowing just 11.2 points per game. The defense is led by senior linebacker James Johnson and junior safety Carlos Hernandez.
The Norland Vikings and St. Brendan Sabres are two of the best teams in the Florida state championship tournament, and their semifinal matchup is sure to be a thrilling game.
The game will be streamed live on the FHSAA Network. Subscriptions are $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
The game will be broadcast live on WIOD 610 AM.
This is a very difficult game to predict, as both teams are so evenly matched. However, I’m going to give a slight edge to the Norland Vikings. The Vikings have a more experienced team, and they have a home field advantage.