The Jacksboro Tigers (11-0) are set to face off against the Bells Panthers (9-1) in a thrilling second-round matchup of the 2023 UIL 3A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th, 2023, at 7 pm ET at Jacksboro Tiger Stadium in Jacksboro, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Jacksboro Tigers vs. Bells Panthers
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 3A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Jacksboro – Jacksboro, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams have demonstrated their dominance throughout the season, with impressive records and high-scoring offenses. The Jacksboro Tigers are known for their balanced attack, averaging 48.3 points per game, led by running back Luke Sams, who averages 129.3 yards per game and quarterback Lando Belcher, who averages 293.2 passing yards per game. On the other hand, the Bells Panthers boast a formidable offense, averaging 43.5 points per game, spearheaded by running back Easton Helgren, who averages 158.0 yards per game.
Despite their stellar records, the two teams have never faced each other in the past, adding an extra layer of intrigue to this highly anticipated matchup.
The key to this game will be which team can control the clock and establish their offensive rhythm early on. The Tigers’ balanced attack could prove too much for the Panthers’ defense to handle, but the Panthers’ explosive offense could disrupt the Tigers’ defensive momentum.
I predict that the Jacksboro Tigers will emerge victorious in this closely contested matchup, with a score of 38-31. The Tigers’ home-field advantage and their balanced offense are likely to give them an edge.
The game will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network. You can also watch the game on-demand on the NFHS Network app or website.
Don’t forget to cheer on your favorite team and show your school spirit!
Go Tigers! Go Panthers!