The Philadelphia Tornadoes and Charleston Tigers will square off in the second round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 2A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET in Charleston, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Philadelphia Tornadoes vs. Charleston Tigers
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 2A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Charleston – Charleston, MS
Live stream: Watch here
The Tornadoes enter the playoffs with a 4-7 record, while the Tigers have a 9-2 record. Charleston is ranked 1st in the division, while Philadelphia is ranked 13th. In the state rankings, Charleston is ranked 143rd and Philadelphia is ranked 41st.
Philadelphia has a high-powered offense that averages 35.4 points per game. The Tornadoes are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a dangerous rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Charleston has an even more explosive offense, averaging 36.4 points per game. The Tigers are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Charleston also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Both teams have solid defenses, but Charleston has a slight edge in that department. The Tigers have allowed just 15.6 points per game this season, while Philadelphia has allowed 24.2 points per game.
This should be a one-sided game, as Charleston is the clear favorite. The Tigers have a better offense, a better defense, and a home field advantage. Philadelphia will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win.
Prediction: Charleston Tigers 42, Philadelphia Tornadoes 21