The Spanish Springs Cougars and Bishop Manogue Miners will face off in the semifinal round of the 2023 NIAA (Nevada) Class 5A Division II State Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 6pm ET in Reno, Nevada.
What it is: Nevada High School Football
Matchup: Spanish Springs Cougars vs. Bishop Manogue Miners
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NIAA (Nevada) Class 5A Division II State Football Championships
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: Bishop Manogue – Reno, NV
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Both teams come into the game with identical 8-2 records. The Cougars are ranked 10th in the division and 10th in the state, while the Miners are ranked 6th in the division and 6th in the state.
Bishop Manogue has a high-powered offense, averaging 36.6 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Brady Carlton, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 35 touchdowns this season. Carlton is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Spanish Springs has a balanced offense, averaging 18.8 points per game. They are led by senior running back Landyn Collins, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. The Cougars also have a solid passing attack, led by senior quarterback Gabe Johnson.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Bishop Manogue allowing just 20.3 points per game and Spanish Springs allowing just 18.7 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Spanish Springs will need to find a way to slow down the Miners’ running game and force turnovers. Bishop Manogue will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
Bishop Manogue won the previous matchup between the two teams this season, 28-21, on September 22nd.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Bishop Manogue due to their previous win over Spanish Springs and their slightly higher ranking. I predict that the Miners will win a close game, 35-31.