The St. Pius X Warriors and Maryville Spoofhounds will square off in the third round of the 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 3 Football State Tournament on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET at Maryville R-2 High School in Maryville, Missouri.
What it is: Missouri High School Football
Matchup: St. Pius X Warriors vs. Maryville Spoofhounds
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MHSAA (Missouri) Class 3 Football State Tournament
Round: Third Round
Locations: Maryville R-2 High School – Maryville, MO
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The Warriors enter the playoffs with a 9-2 record, while the Spoofhounds have a 9-1 record. Maryville is ranked 3rd in the class and division, while St. Pius X is ranked 5th. In the state rankings, Maryville is ranked 21st and St. Pius X is ranked 51st.
St. Pius X has a balanced offense that averages 50.5 points per game. The Warriors 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.
Maryville has a more explosive offense, averaging 39.9 points per game. The Spoofhounds are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. Maryville 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 St. Pius X has the better unit. The Warriors have allowed just 16.9 points per game this season, while Maryville has allowed 22.8 points per game.
This is a rematch of a game that Maryville won 46-42 on September 15, 2023. St. Pius X will be looking for revenge, but Maryville will be playing at home and will be the favorite.
Prediction: Maryville Spoofhounds 35, St. Pius X Warriors 28