The Opelousas Tigers and West Feliciana Saints will square off in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) Class 4A football championship game on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET at Opelousas High School in Opelousas, Louisiana.
- What it is: Varsity Football
- Matchup: Opelousas Tigers vs. West Feliciana Saints
- Game Type: Playoffs
- Bracket: 2023 LHSAA Football Playoffs
- Round: Championship Round
- Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7:00 PM (Local time)
- Locations: Opelousas High School – LA
- Live Stream: Watch here
This is the first time that either team has reached the LHSAA championship game since 2019, when Opelousas defeated West Feliciana 24-17. The Tigers are looking to win their first state title since 2015, while the Saints are seeking their first championship since 2011.
What to Watch For
The battle of the quarterbacks: Opelousas’ senior quarterback Trey Guidry is one of the most dynamic players in the state. He has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. West Feliciana’s junior quarterback Landry Barker is a dual-threat who can also run for yards and touchdowns.
The run game: Both teams have a strong running game. Opelousas’ senior running back Jaden Handy has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. West Feliciana’s junior running back John Paul Davis has rushed for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The defense: Both teams have a strong defense. Opelousas is allowing just 10 points per game, while West Feliciana is allowing just 12 points per game.
This is a matchup of two evenly-matched teams. Opelousas has a slight edge in experience, but West Feliciana has the more explosive offense. This should be a close game that comes down to the wire. I believe that Opelousas will pull out a close victory, 35-28.
How to Watch
The game will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network. You can also follow the game on Twitter @LHSAASports.