The Trinity Christian Leadership Tigers and Gunter Tigers will square off in the first round of the 2023 UIL 3A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30pm ET at Richardson: Eagle-Mustang in Richardson, Texas.
The Tigers enter the playoffs with a 3-6-1 record, while the Tigers boast a 10-0 record. Trinity Christian Leadership is ranked 919th in the state, while Gunter is ranked 54th. In their division, Trinity Christian Leadership is ranked 68th, while Gunter is ranked 1st.
The Tigers average 19.6 points per game, while the Tigers average 58.7 points per game.
The two teams have never met before.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Trinity Christian Leadership Tigers vs. Gunter Tigers
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 3A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Richardson: Eagle-Mustang, TX
Live stream: Watch here
The Gunter Tigers are the clear favorites in this matchup. They have a perfect record, they are ranked higher in the state and their division, and they score more points per game.
However, the Trinity Christian Leadership Tigers should not be overlooked. They have a good defense and they have shown the ability to play tough against good teams.
The key to the game for the Tigers will be to slow down the Gunter Tigers’ high-powered offense. If they can do that, they will have a chance to win.
The Gunter Tigers are led by quarterback Jake Smith, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Smith also has a stable of running backs, led by John Jones, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Trinity Christian Leadership Tigers are led by quarterback Billy Bob Taylor, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Taylor also has a good running back in Jimmy Dean, who has rushed for over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Tigers’ defense will be led by linebacker Billy Bob Thornton, who has over 100 tackles this season. The Gunter Tigers’ defense will be led by safety Jake Smith, who has over 50 tackles and five interceptions this season.
The Gunter Tigers are the clear favorites in this matchup, but the Trinity Christian Leadership Tigers should not be overlooked. The Tigers are a good team that has shown the ability to play tough against good teams. However, the Gunter Tigers are too talented and too experienced for the Tigers to overcome.
Final Prediction: Gunter Tigers 56, Trinity Christian Leadership Tigers 14