The Pascagoula Panthers and Hattiesburg Chargers will square off in the first round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 6A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET at D.I. Patrick Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Pascagoula Panthers vs. Hattiesburg Chargers
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 6A Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: D.I. Patrick Stadium – Hattiesburg, MS
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The Panthers enter the playoffs with a 7-3 record, while the Chargers have a 7-3 record. Hattiesburg is ranked 6th in the division, while Pascagoula is ranked 8th. In the state rankings, Hattiesburg is ranked 18th and Pascagoula is ranked 31st.
Pascagoula has a balanced offense that averages 31.4 points per game. The Panthers 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.
Hattiesburg has a more explosive offense, averaging 34.8 points per game. The Chargers are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Hattiesburg 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 Hattiesburg has the better unit. The Chargers have allowed just 16.9 points per game this season, while Pascagoula has allowed 22.8 points per game.
This should be a close and competitive game between two evenly matched teams. Hattiesburg has the better offense and defense, but Pascagoula is a playoff-tested team. Ultimately, the game will likely come down to a few key plays.
Prediction: Hattiesburg Chargers 28, Pascagoula Panthers 21
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