The Bushland Falcons and Whitesboro Bearcats will square off in the second round of the 2023 UIL 3A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 4pm ET at Bushland High School in Bushland, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Bushland Falcons vs. Whitesboro Bearcats
Time: Thursday Nov 16, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 3A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Bushland – Bushland, TX
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The Falcons enter the game with a 6-5 record, while the Bearcats have a 10-1 record. The Bearcats have the better defense, allowing just 28.1 points per game, while the Falcons have the better offense, averaging 47.1 points per game.
The Falcons are led by senior quarterback Jack Miller, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. Miller also has a strong running game, with over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground.
The Bearcats are led by senior running back Ben Peterson, who has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Peterson is also a threat in the passing game, with over 300 yards receiving and five touchdowns.
This game is expected to be a close game, with both teams having evenly matched offenses and defenses. The outcome of the game will likely come down to which team can make the most stops on defense and which team can avoid costly turnovers.
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I predict that the Whitesboro Bearcats will win this game, 35-28.
The Whitesboro Bearcats are the better team overall. They have the better defense, the better running game, and the better special teams. The Bushland Falcons have a good offense, but they will need to play a perfect game in order to beat the Bearcats.
The key to the game will be the Falcons’ ability to slow down the Bearcats’ running game. The Bearcats have a strong running game that is averaging over 200 yards per game. The Falcons will need to get their linebackers and defensive linemen involved in order to stop the Bearcats’ running game.
The Falcons also need to avoid costly turnovers. The Bearcats have forced 20 turnovers this season. If the Falcons can avoid turnovers, they will have a chance to win this game.
The Bearcats are the favorites to win this game, but the Falcons are a dangerous opponent. If the Falcons can slow down the Bearcats’ running game and force them into turnovers, they have a chance to win this game.