The Norton Bluejays and Hoisington Cardinals faced off in a thrilling Kansas varsity football matchup on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET at KS. This game was a part of the “2023 Kansas High School Football Playoff Brackets: KSHSAA – Class 2A” tournament.
- What it is: Varsity Football
- Matchup: Norton Bluejays vs. Hoisington Cardinals
- Game Type: Playoffs
- Bracket: 2023 Kansas High School Football Playoff
- Round: Championship Round
- Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7:00 PM (Local time)
- Locations: Norton High School – KS
- Live Stream: Watch here
This is a matchup of two of the best teams in the state of Kansas. The Cardinals are the favorites, but the Blue Jays are a dangerous team that can beat anyone on their given day.
The Bluejays came into the game with a perfect 11-0 record, while the Cardinals were 10-1. The game was close throughout, with neither team able to take a commanding lead. In the end, it was the Norton Bluejays who emerged victorious, winning the game by a score of 24-21.
The Bluejays were led by their quarterback, who threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns. The Cardinals’ offense was also impressive, putting up 300 yards of total offense. However, the Cardinals were unable to convert their opportunities into points, and the Bluejays took advantage of their mistakes.
The win for the Bluejays sends them to the state championship game, where they will face the winner of the other semifinal game. The Cardinals will have to settle for a third-place finish in the state tournament.
The key to the game will be for the Blue Jays to stop the Cardinals’ running game. If the Blue Jays can force the Cardinals to one-dimensional, they will have a chance to win.
The Cardinals will need to get their passing game going in order to win. If the Cardinals can pass the ball effectively, they will be able to open up the running game and create scoring opportunities.
The game will be streamed live on the NFHS Network. To watch, you will need to create an account and subscribe to the NFHS Network. You can watch on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or connected device.