The Unity Christian Academy Soldiers and Faith Christian Home School Academy Tornadoes will square off in the first round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 6A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET in Picayune, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: Unity Christian Academy Soldiers vs. Faith Christian Home School Academy Tornadoes
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Locations: Leland, MS
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The Soldiers enter the playoffs with a 5-1 record, while the Tornadoes have a 3-5 record. Unity Christian Academy is ranked 5th in the division, while FCHSA is ranked 1st. In the state rankings, Unity Christian Academy is ranked 5th and FCHSA is ranked 29th.
Unity Christian Academy has a balanced offense that averages 31.0 points per game. The Soldiers 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.
FCHSA has a more explosive offense, averaging 33.6 points per game. The Tornadoes are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. FCHSA 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 Unity Christian Academy has the better unit. The Soldiers have allowed just 15.2 points per game this season, while FCHSA has allowed 18.9 points per game.
This should be a close and competitive game between two evenly matched teams. Unity Christian Academy has the better defense, but FCHSA has the more explosive offense. Ultimately, the game will likely come down to a few key plays.
Prediction: Unity Christian Academy Soldiers 28, FCHSA Tornadoes 21
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