The Newport Tigers and Somersworth Toppers will square off in the 2023 NHAA Division IV Football Championships on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 1pm ET at Newport High School in Newport, NH.
What it is: New Hampshire High School Football
Matchup: Newport Tigers vs. Somersworth Toppers
Time: Saturday Nov 11, 2023, 1pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NHAA Division IV Football Championships
Round: Championship Round
Locations: Newport – Newport, NH
Live Stream: Watch here
The Tigers enter the game with an undefeated record, while the Toppers have just one loss. The Tigers have the better defense, allowing just 32.4 points per game, while the Toppers have the better offense, averaging 34.3 points per game.
The Tigers are led by senior quarterback Jack Miller, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Miller also has a strong running game, with over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Toppers 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.
The Tigers defeated the Toppers, 42-0, on September 30, 2023. However, the Toppers have improved significantly since then and are playing their best football of the season.
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 Newport Tigers will win this game, 35-28.
The Newport Tigers are the better team overall. They have the better defense, the better quarterback, and the better running game. However, the Somersworth Toppers are a dangerous opponent with a good offense. If the Toppers can force the Tigers into turnovers and slow down their running game, they have a chance to win this game.
The key to the game will be the Tigers’ ability to slow down the Toppers’ running game. The Toppers have a strong running game that is averaging over 200 yards per game. The Tigers will need to get their linebackers and defensive linemen involved in order to stop the Toppers’ running game.
The Tigers also need to avoid costly turnovers. The Toppers have forced 20 turnovers this season. If the Tigers can avoid turnovers, they will have a good chance to win this game.
The Tigers are the favorites to win this game, but the Toppers are a dangerous opponent. If the Toppers can slow down the Tigers’ running game and force them into turnovers, they have a chance to win this game.