The Notre Dame Academy Tritons and Rice Lake Warriors will face off in the semi-final round of the WIAA (Wisconsin) 2023 Boys Football Tournament – Division 3 on Friday, November 10th, at 7:30pm ET at Marshfield High School in Marshfield, Wisconsin.
What it is: Wisconsin High School Football
Matchup: Notre Dame Academy Tritons vs. Rice Lake Warriors
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: WIAA (Wisconsin) 2023 Boys Football Tournament – Division 3
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: Game is being played at Marshfield HS, WI
Live stream: Watch here
The Tritons come into the game with an 11-1 record, while the Warriors are also 11-1. Rice Lake is ranked 11th in the state, while Notre Dame Academy is ranked 10th.
The Tritons have a high-powered offense, averaging 46.8 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,700 yards and 38 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and seven touchdowns. Notre Dame Academy also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Warriors have a balanced offense, averaging 42.2 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 2,400 yards and 35 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and six touchdowns. Rice Lake also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Notre Dame Academy allowing just 16.7 points per game and Rice Lake allowing just 18.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Notre Dame Academy will need to find a way to slow down the Warriors’ passing game and force turnovers. Rice Lake 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 Notre Dame Academy due to their slightly better offense. I predict that the Tritons will win a close game, 42-38.