The West Stokes Wildcats (7-4) and Reidsville Rams (10-1) will meet in the first round of the 2023 NCHSAA Football Championships – 2A on Thursday, November 9th, at 7:30pm ET, at Reidsville High School in Reidsville, NC.
This is a rematch of a regular season game that the Rams won 28-21. However, the Wildcats have improved significantly since then. They have won six of their last seven games, and they are peaking at the right time.
The Wildcats are led by running back Jarious Campbell. Campbell has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. He is also a threat on the receiving end, with over 300 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.
The Rams are led by running back Jariel Cobb and quarterback AL Lee. Cobb has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Lee has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns.
What it is: North Carolina High School Football
Matchup: West Stokes Wildcats vs. Reidsville Rams
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 NCHSAA Football Championships – 2A
Locations: Reidsville, NC
Live stream: Watch here
The Wildcats defense has been solid this season, allowing just 23.1 points per game. The Rams defense has been a bit more susceptible to the big play, but they have still been able to hold opponents to an average of just 28.0 points per game.
This game is expected to be a close one, with both teams evenly matched. The Wildcats may have a slight edge in terms of experience, as they have several players who have started in the playoffs before. However, the Rams are the more explosive team on offense.
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Reidsville Rams 35, West Stokes Wildcats 31
The Reidsville Rams are the favorites in this game, but the West Stokes Wildcats should not be overlooked. The Wildcats have a lot of experience and they have played some tough teams this season. However, the Rams are simply too good on offense. They have a lot of playmakers and they are capable of scoring from anywhere on the field.
The Wildcats defense will need to be able to contain Cobb and Lee in order to have a chance to win this game. The Rams defense will also need to be able to stop Campbell, but they are less concerned about the Wildcats passing game.
Overall, the Reidsville Rams are the better team and they should be able to win this game. However, the West Stokes Wildcats are a dangerous team and they could pull off the upset if they have a great game.