The Northwestern Trojans and Greenwood Eagles will face off in the second round of the 2023 SCHSL 4A Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 7:30pm ET at Greenwood High School in Greenwood, South Carolina.
What it is: South Carolina High School Football
Matchup: Northwestern Trojans vs. Greenwood Eagles
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 SCHSL 4A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Greenwood – Greenwood, SC
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The Trojans come into the game with a 10-1 record, while the Eagles are 6-5. Northwestern is ranked 1st in the state, while Greenwood is ranked 46th.
The Trojans have a high-powered offense, averaging 53.7 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,700 yards and 35 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns. Northwestern also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Eagles have a balanced offense, averaging 23.1 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards and five touchdowns. Greenwood also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Northwestern allowing just 14.5 points per game and Greenwood allowing just 16.8 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Northwestern will need to find a way to slow down the Eagles’ passing game and force turnovers. Greenwood 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 Northwestern due to their more explosive offense. I predict that the Trojans will win a close game, 38-31.