The Waverly Vikings and Skutt Catholic SkyHawks will face off in the semifinal round of the 2023 NSAA Class B Football Championship on Friday, November 10th, at 7pm ET in Omaha, Nebraska.
What it is: Montana High School Football
Matchup: Waverly Vikings vs. Skutt Catholic SkyHawks
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NSAA Class B Football Championship
Round: Semi Final Round
Locations: Skutt Catholic – Omaha, NE
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Both teams come into the game with impressive records. Waverly is undefeated at 11-0, while Skutt Catholic has just one loss at 10-1. The Vikings are ranked 2nd in the division and 11th in the state, while the SkyHawks are ranked 3rd in the division and 18th in the state.
Waverly has a high-powered offense, averaging 38.5 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Brady Carlton, who has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns this season. Carlton is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Skutt Catholic also has a potent offense, averaging 42.5 points per game. They are led by senior running back Landyn Collins, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. The SkyHawks also have a solid passing attack, led by senior quarterback Gabe Johnson.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Waverly allowing just 15.2 points per game and Skutt Catholic allowing just 16.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Waverly will need to find a way to slow down the SkyHawks’ running game and force turnovers. Skutt Catholic will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Waverly due to their undefeated record and their slightly higher ranking. I predict that the Vikings will win a close game, 35-31.