The Star Valley Braves and Cody Broncs will face off in the championship round of the 2023 WHSAA (Wyoming) 3A State Football Championships on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET at UW Stadium in Cody, Wyoming.
What it is: Wyoming High School Football
Matchup: Star Valley Braves vs. Cody Broncs
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 WHSAA (Wyoming) 3A State Football Championships
Round: Championship Round
Locations: UW Stadium – Cody, WY
Live stream: Watch here
The Braves come into the game with a 10-1 record, while the Broncs are 11-1. Star Valley is ranked 1st in the state, while Cody is ranked 2nd.
The Braves have a high-powered offense, averaging 38.8 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 600 yards and 10 touchdowns. Star Valley also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Broncs have an even more explosive offense, averaging 45.1 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 35 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns. Cody also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Star Valley allowing just 17.8 points per game and Cody allowing just 16.9 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Star Valley will need to find a way to slow down the Broncs’ passing game and force turnovers. Cody will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
Star Valley won the last meeting between the two teams, a 38-28 victory on October 13th of this year.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Cody due to their home field advantage and their slightly more explosive offense. I predict that the Broncs will win a close game, 35-31.