The Iredell Dragons (10-1) will travel to face the Bynum Bulldogs (8-3) in the second round of the 2023 UIL 6-Man 1A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 7pm ET.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Iredell Dragons vs. Bynum Bulldogs
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 6-Man 1A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Live Stream: Watch here
The Dragons are coming off a first-round bye in the playoffs. They are led by quarterback Cole Heutzenroeder, who has thrown for 299 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Heutzenroeder is also a threat on the ground, with 100 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Dragons have a balanced offense, averaging 129.9 total yards per game. They are also a good defensive team, allowing only 14.2 points per game. The Dragons are led on defense by Heutzenroeder, who has 6.8 tackles and 0.5 sacks this season.
The Bulldogs are coming off a hard-fought victory over the Blanket Tigers in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by running back Blane Mynarcik, who has rushed for 1,624 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Mynarcik is also a threat in the passing game, with 287 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Bulldogs have a high-powered offense, averaging 341.5 total yards per game. They are also a good defensive team, allowing only 46.8 points per game. The Bulldogs are led on defense by Mynarcik, who has 5.0 tackles and 0.2 sacks this season.
The Dragons and Bulldogs have never met on the football field before.
The Iredell Dragons are the favorites in this game. They have a better defense and a more experienced team than the Bynum Bulldogs. The Dragons are also playing at a neutral site, which gives them a slight advantage.
The Bulldogs will need to pressure Heutzenroeder and force him into making mistakes. They will also need to find a way to slow down Mynarcik and the Dragons’ running game.
In the end, I predict that the Iredell Dragons will win a close game, 35-28.
The key to this game will be which team can force the other into making mistakes. The Dragons have a better defense and a more experienced team, so they have the edge in this category.
The Bulldogs will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win. They will need to protect Heutzenroeder and give him time to throw the ball. They will also need to find a way to slow down Mynarcik and the Dragons’ running game.
I predict that the Iredell Dragons will win a close game, 35-28. The Dragons are the better team and they have the experience to win.