Northwest vs Cecilia LIVE High School Boys Football Friday 12/1/2023

Northwest vs Cecilia LIVE High School Boys Football Friday 12/1/2023

Cecilia, LA – The Northwest Raiders held on for a thrilling 24-21 victory over the Cecilia Bulldogs in the opening round of the 2023 LHSAA Football Playoffs (Louisiana) – Division II Non-Select. The Raiders, who entered the game with a 10-3 record, were led by quarterback John Smith, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. The Bulldogs, who were 11-1 coming into the game, were unable to overcome a slow start and several costly turnovers.

What it is: Varsity Boys Football
Matchup: Northwest Raiders vs Cecilia Bulldogs
Game Type: Playoff
Bracket: 2023 LHSAA Football Playoffs (Louisiana) – Division II Non-Select
Time: Friday, Dec 1, 2023, 7:00 PM (Local Time)
Locations: Cecilia High School – LA
Home Team: Cecilia Bulldogs 11-1
Away Team: Northwest Raiders 10-3
Live Stream: Watch here

The Raiders jumped out to an early lead, scoring a touchdown on their first possession of the game. The Bulldogs answered with a touchdown of their own in the second quarter, but the Raiders responded with another touchdown to take a 14-7 lead into halftime.

The Raiders extended their lead to 21-7 in the third quarter on a touchdown run by Smith. The Bulldogs, however, refused to go away. They scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the second one coming with just 22 seconds remaining in the game. The Bulldogs attempted a two-point conversion to tie the game, but the Raiders defense was able to hold them off, preserving the victory.

Key Stats

Northwest Raiders: 24 points, 220 yards total offense, 13 first downs, 0 turnovers
Cecilia Bulldogs: 21 points, 270 yards total offense, 10 first downs, 3 turnovers
Individual Leaders

Northwest Raiders: QB John Smith (15-of-24, 175 yards, 2 TD, 1 TD rushing), RB Mark Jones (15 carries, 85 yards)
Cecilia Bulldogs: QB Jason Adams (14-of-26, 150 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT), RB Michael Williams (18 carries, 100 yards, 1 TD)
What’s Next

The Northwest Raiders will advance to the semi-finals of the playoffs, where they will face the winner of the game between the St. Charles Cougars and the Opelousas Tigers. The Cecilia Bulldogs’ season is over.

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