The Republic Tigers and Lebanon Yellowjackets will face off in the third round of the 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 5 Football State Tournament on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET. The game will be played at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Missouri.
What it is: Missouri High School Football
Matchup: Republic Tigers vs. Lebanon Yellowjackets
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: Followers2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 5 Football State Tournament
Round: Third Round
Locations: Lebanon – Lebanon, MO
Live stream: Watch here
This is a rematch of a game that the Yellowjackets won 35-28 on September 22nd. However, the Tigers have come a long way since then, having won their last six games.
The Tigers have a balanced offense, averaging 33.0 points per game. They are led by senior running back Landyn Collins, who has rushed for over 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. The Tigers also have a solid passing attack, led by senior quarterback Brady Carlton.
The Yellowjackets have a high-powered offense, averaging 46.7 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Gabe Johnson, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Johnson is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Republic allowing just 23.7 points per game and Lebanon allowing just 20.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. The Tigers will need to find a way to slow down the Yellowjackets’ offense and control the clock. The Yellowjackets will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Lebanon due to their home field advantage and their undefeated record. I predict that the Yellowjackets will win a close game, 35-31.