The Pearsall Mavericks and Wimberley Texans will square off in the first round of the 2023 UIL 4A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Thursday, November 9th at 7:00pm ET at Harry B. Orem – Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas.
The Mavericks enter the playoffs with a 5-5 record, while the Texans boast a 10-0 record. Pearsall is ranked 830th in the state, while Wimberley is ranked 59th. In their division, Pearsall is ranked 72nd, while Wimberley is ranked 2nd.
The Mavericks average 24.7 points per game, while the Texans average 50.1 points per game.
The two teams have never met before.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Pearsall Mavericks vs. Wimberley Texans
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:00pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 4A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Harry B. Orem – Alamo Heights, TX
Live stream: Watch here
The Wimberley Texans are the clear favorites in this matchup. They have a perfect record, they are ranked higher in the state and their division, and they score more points per game.
However, the Pearsall Mavericks should not be overlooked. They have a good defense and they have shown the ability to play tough against good teams.
The key to the game for the Mavericks will be to slow down the Texans’ high-powered offense. If they can do that and force the Texans into turnovers, they will have a chance to win.
The Texans are led by quarterback Jake Smith, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Smith also has a stable of running backs, led by John Jones, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Mavericks are led by quarterback Billy Bob Taylor, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Taylor also has a good running back in Jimmy Dean, who has rushed for over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Mavericks’ defense will be led by linebacker Billy Bob Thornton, who has over 100 tackles this season. The Texans’ defense will be led by safety Jake Smith, who has over 50 tackles and five interceptions this season.
The Wimberley Texans are the clear favorites in this matchup, but the Pearsall Mavericks should not be overlooked. The Mavericks are a good team that has shown the ability to play tough against good teams. However, the Texans are too talented and too experienced for the Mavericks to overcome.
Final Prediction: Wimberley Texans 49, Pearsall Mavericks 21