The Woodson Cowboys and Newcastle Bobcats will square off in the first round of the 2023 UIL 6-Man 1A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30pm ET at Woodson High School in Woodson, Texas.
The Cowboys enter the playoffs with a 9-1 record, while the Bobcats boast a 3-7 record. Woodson is ranked 191st in the state, while Newcastle is ranked 23rd. In their division, Woodson is ranked 48th, while Newcastle is ranked 8th.
The Cowboys average 30.2 points per game, while the Bobcats average 60.3 points per game.
The two teams met earlier this season, with Newcastle winning 56-32.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Woodson Cowboys vs. Newcastle Bobcats
Time: Thursday Nov 09, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 6-Man 1A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: First Round
Locations: Woodson High School, TX
Live stream: Watch here
The Woodson Cowboys are the favorites in this matchup. They have a better record, they are ranked higher in the state and their division, and they have already beaten the Newcastle Bobcats this season.
However, the Newcastle Bobcats should not be overlooked. They have a high-powered offense that is capable of scoring points in bunches.
The key to the game for the Cowboys will be to slow down the Bobcats’ offense and to control the clock. If they can do that, they will have a good chance of winning.
The Bobcats are led by quarterback Jake Smith, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Smith also has a stable of running backs, led by John Jones, who has rushed for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns.
The Cowboys are led by quarterback Billy Bob Taylor, who has thrown for over 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Taylor also has a good running back in Jimmy Dean, who has rushed for over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Cowboys’ defense will be led by linebacker Billy Bob Thornton, who has over 100 tackles this season. The Bobcats’ defense will be led by safety Jake Smith, who has over 50 tackles and five interceptions this season.
The Woodson Cowboys are the favorites in this matchup, but the Newcastle Bobcats should not be overlooked. The Bobcats have a high-powered offense that is capable of scoring points in bunches. However, the Cowboys are a better team overall and they should be able to win this game.
Final Prediction: Woodson Cowboys 38, Newcastle Bobcats 28