The Grandview Zebras and Pottsboro Cardinals will square off in the Second Round of the 2023 UIL 3A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7pm ET in Grandview, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Grandview Zebras vs. Pottsboro Cardinals
Time: Thursday Nov 16, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 3A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Grandview – Grandview, TX
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The Zebras enter the game with a 10-1 record, while the Cardinals have a 9-2 record. The Zebras have the better offense, averaging 45.2 points per game, while the Cardinals have the better defense, allowing just 40.5 points per game.
The Zebras are led by senior quarterback Jack Miller, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Miller also has a strong running game, with over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Cardinals are led by senior running back Ben Peterson, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Peterson is also a threat in the passing game, with over 300 yards receiving and five touchdowns.
This game is expected to be a close game, with both teams having evenly matched offenses and defenses. The outcome of the game will likely come down to which team can make the most stops on defense and which team can avoid costly turnovers.
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I predict that the Grandview Zebras will win this game, 35-28.
The Grandview Zebras are the better team overall. They have the better offense, the better quarterback, and the better passing game. The Pottsboro Cardinals have a good defense, but they will need to play a perfect game in order to beat the Zebras.
The key to the game will be the Cardinals’ ability to slow down the Zebras’ passing game. The Zebras have a strong passing game that is averaging over 300 yards per game. The Cardinals will need to get their pass rush involved in order to stop the Zebras’ passing game.
The Cardinals also need to avoid costly turnovers. The Zebras have forced 20 turnovers this season. If the Cardinals can avoid turnovers, they will have a chance to win this game.
The Zebras are the favorites to win this game, but the Cardinals are a dangerous opponent. If the Cardinals can slow down the Zebras’ passing game and force them into turnovers, they have a chance to win this game.