The West Lowndes Panthers and Potts Camp Cardinals will square off in the second round of the 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 1A Football Championships on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm ET in Potts Camp, Mississippi.
What it is: Mississippi High School Football
Matchup: West Lowndes Panthers vs. Potts Camp Cardinals
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Mississippi (MHSAA) 1A Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: “The Nest” at Oakley Sports Complex – Potts Camp, MS
Live stream: Watch here
The Panthers enter the playoffs with a 4-6 record, while the Cardinals have an 8-3 record. Potts Camp is ranked 24th in the division, while West Lowndes is ranked 19th. In the state rankings, Potts Camp is ranked 254th and West Lowndes is ranked 234th.
West Lowndes has a balanced offense that averages 18.9 points per game. The Panthers are led by senior quarterback Isaac Johnson, who has thrown for over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Johnson also has a solid rushing attack, as he has rushed for over 300 yards and five touchdowns.
Potts Camp has a more explosive offense, averaging 26.8 points per game. The Cardinals are led by senior running back David Miller, who has rushed for over 800 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Potts Camp also has a dangerous passing game, led by senior quarterback Matthew Schuette, who has thrown for over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Both teams have average defenses. West Lowndes has allowed 29.2 points per game this season, while Potts Camp has allowed 25.6 points per game.
This should be a close and competitive game between two evenly matched teams. Potts Camp has the better offense, but West Lowndes has the better defense. Ultimately, the game will likely come down to a few key plays.
Prediction: Potts Camp Cardinals 24, West Lowndes Panthers 21