The St. Thomas Academy Cadets and Owatonna Huskies will square off in a Minnesota High School Football playoff game on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 12pm ET at Owatonna High School in Owatonna, MN.
What it is: Minnesota High School Football
Matchup: St. Thomas Academy Cadets vs. Owatonna Huskies
Time: Saturday Nov 11, 2023, 12pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 MSHSL Class AAAAA State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Owatonna – Owatonna, MN
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams enter the game with identical 8-2 records. The Cadets are ranked 9th in the state, while the Huskies are ranked 16th.
The Cadets are led by senior quarterback Maximus Sims, who has thrown for over 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. Sims also has a strong running game, with over 700 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
The Huskies are led by senior running back Brennan Sletten, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Sletten is also a threat in the passing game, with over 300 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
The Cadets have the better defense, allowing just 19.8 points per game. The Huskies allow an average of 21.4 points per game.
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.
How to Watch
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The Cadets have the better defense and a more balanced offense. I predict that the Cadets will win a close game, 28-24.