The Saltillo Tigers and Warren Central Vikings will square off in the first round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 6A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET at Robert Morgan Field at Viking Stadium in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Saltillo Tigers vs. Warren Central Vikings
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 6A Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Robert Morgan Field at Viking Stadium – Vicksburg, MS
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The Tigers enter the playoffs with a 4-7 record, while the Vikings have an 8-2 record. Warren Central is ranked 4th in the division, while Saltillo is ranked 17th. In the state rankings, Warren Central is ranked 14th and Saltillo is ranked 97th.
Saltillo has a balanced offense that averages 19.9 points per game. The Tigers 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.
Warren Central has a more explosive offense, averaging 25.6 points per game. The Vikings are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Warren Central 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 Warren Central has the better unit. The Vikings have allowed just 16.9 points per game this season, while Saltillo has allowed 22.8 points per game.
This is a David vs. Goliath matchup, with the underdog Tigers facing off against the heavily favored Vikings. Saltillo will need to play a perfect game in order to have a chance to win.
Prediction: Warren Central Vikings 35, Saltillo Tigers 14
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