The Palo Verde Panthers and Legacy Longhorns will face off in the semifinal round of the 2023 NIAA (Nevada) Class 5A Division III State Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 6pm ET in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
What it is: Nevada High School Football
Matchup: Palo Verde Panthers vs. Legacy Longhorns
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NIAA (Nevada) Class 5A Division III State Football Championships
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: Legacy – North Las Vegas, NV
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Both teams come into the game with identical 5-4 records. The Panthers are ranked 18th in the division and 21st in the state, while the Longhorns are ranked 16th in the division and 17th in the state.
Palo Verde has a high-powered offense, averaging 33.0 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Brady Carlton, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Carlton is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Legacy has a balanced offense, averaging 31.0 points per game. They are led by senior running back Landyn Collins, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. The Longhorns also have a solid passing attack, led by senior quarterback Gabe Johnson.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Palo Verde allowing just 24.3 points per game and Legacy allowing just 23.7 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Palo Verde will need to find a way to slow down the Longhorns’ running game and force turnovers. Legacy will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
Legacy won the previous matchup between the two teams this season, 28-21, on October 13th.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Legacy due to their previous win over Palo Verde. I predict that the Longhorns will win a close game, 28-24.