The South Christian Sailors and Portland Raiders are set to face off in a Michigan varsity football matchup on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET at Grand Rapids, MI. This game is part of the “2023 Michigan High School Football Playoff Brackets: MHSAA – Division 4” tournament.
- What it is: Varsity Football
- Matchup: South Christian Sailors vs. Portland Raiders
- Game Type: Playoffs
- Bracket: 2023 Michigan High School Football Playoff
- Round: Championship Round
- Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7:00 PM (Local time)
- Locations: South Christian High School – Grand Rapids, MI
- Live Stream: Watch here
The Sailors are coming off a 55-35 win over Big Rapids in the regional round of the playoffs, while the Raiders are looking to bounce back from a loss to Forest Hills Eastern in the district championship game.
This game is expected to be a close one, as both teams are evenly matched. The Sailors have a slight edge in experience, but the Raiders have more speed and athleticism.
The winner of this game will advance to the state semifinals, where they will face the winner of the game between Muskegon Catholic Central and Pewamo-Westphalia.
This is a matchup of two of the best teams in the state of Michigan. The Raiders are the favorites, but the Sailors are a dangerous team that can beat anyone on their given day.
The key to the game will be for the Sailors to stop the Raiders’ running game. If the Sailors can force the Raiders to one-dimensional, they will have a chance to win.
The Raiders will need to get their passing game going in order to win. If the Raiders can pass the ball effectively, they will be able to open up the running game and create scoring opportunities.
The game will be streamed live on the NFHS Network. To watch, you will need to create an account and subscribe to the NFHS Network. You can watch on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or connected device.