The North Side Gators and Calhoun City Wildcats will square off in the second round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 2A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET in Calhoun City, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: North Side Gators vs. Calhoun City Wildcats
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 2A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Calhoun City – Calhoun City, MS
Live stream: Watch here
The Gators enter the playoffs with a 9-2 record, while the Wildcats have a perfect 10-0 record. Calhoun City is ranked 3rd in the division, while North Side is ranked 8th. In the state rankings, Calhoun City is ranked 63rd and North Side is ranked 117th.
North Side has a balanced offense that averages 27.6 points per game. The Gators are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a dangerous rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Calhoun City has an even more explosive offense, averaging 41.9 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. Calhoun City also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Both teams have solid defenses, but Calhoun City has a slight edge in that department. The Wildcats have allowed just 15.2 points per game this season, while North Side has allowed 20.3 points per game.
This should be a one-sided game, as Calhoun City is the clear favorite. The Wildcats have a better offense, a better defense, and a home field advantage. North Side will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win.
Prediction: Calhoun City Wildcats 35, North Side Gators 14