The Riverside Rangers and Springtown Porcupines will square off in the second round of the 2023 UIL 4A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 6pm ET at Astound Broadband Std. in El Paso, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Riverside Rangers vs. Springtown Porcupines
Time: Thursday Nov 16, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 4A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Astound Broadband Std
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The Rangers enter the game with a 9-2 record, while the Porcupines have an 8-3 record. The Rangers have the better offense, averaging 44.8 points per game, while the Porcupines have the better defense, allowing just 40.6 points per game.
The Rangers are led by senior quarterback Jack Miller, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Miller also has a strong running game, with over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Porcupines 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.
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 Riverside Rangers will win this game, 35-28.
The Riverside Rangers are the better team overall. They have the better offense, the better quarterback, and the better passing game. The Springtown Porcupines have a good defense, but they will need to play a perfect game in order to stop the Rangers’ offense.
The key to the game will be the Porcupines’ ability to slow down the Rangers’ passing game. The Rangers have a strong passing game that is averaging over 200 yards per game. The Porcupines will need to get their pass rush involved in order to stop the Rangers’ passing game.
The Porcupines also need to avoid costly turnovers. The Rangers have forced 20 turnovers this season. If the Porcupines can avoid turnovers, they will have a chance to win this game.
The Rangers are the favorites to win this game, but the Porcupines are a dangerous opponent. If the Porcupines can slow down the Rangers’ passing game and force them into turnovers, they have a chance to win this game.