The Noxubee County Tigers and Saint Stanislaus Rock-a-Chaws will square off in the second round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 3A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET at Bro. Phillip Memorial Stadium in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Noxubee County Tigers vs. Saint Stanislaus Rock-a-Chaws
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 3A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Bro. Phillip Memorial Stadium – Bay St. Louis, MS
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The Tigers enter the playoffs with a 7-4 record, while the Rock-a-Chaws have a 9-1 record. Saint Stanislaus is ranked 5th in the division, while Noxubee County is ranked 4th. In the state rankings, Saint Stanislaus is ranked 52nd and Noxubee County is ranked 43rd.
Noxubee County has a balanced offense that averages 35.4 points per game. The Tigers are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a solid rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 400 yards and five touchdowns.
Saint Stanislaus has a more explosive offense, averaging 32.8 points per game. The Rock-a-Chaws are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Saint Stanislaus also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Both teams have good defenses, but Saint Stanislaus has the better unit. The Rock-a-Chaws have allowed just 18.2 points per game this season, while Noxubee County has allowed 22.8 points per game.
This should be a close and competitive game between two evenly matched teams. Saint Stanislaus has the better offense and defense, but Noxubee County is a playoff-tested team. Ultimately, the game will likely come down to a few key plays.
Prediction: Saint Stanislaus Rock-a-Chaws 28, Noxubee County Tigers 21
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