The Tolar Rattlers (10-1) are set to clash with the Cayuga Wildcats (7-4) in an electrifying second-round matchup of the 2023 UIL 2A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th, 2023, at 7 pm ET at Tolar, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Tolar Rattlers vs. Cayuga Wildcats
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 2A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Tolar – Tolar, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams have demonstrated their resilience throughout the season, with the Rattlers maintaining a remarkable 10-1 record and the Wildcats overcoming a challenging regular season to secure their playoff berth. The Rattlers boast a balanced offense, averaging 46.5 points per game, led by running back Isaac Blessing, who averages 75.6 rushing yards per game and quarterback Isaac Blessing, who averages 127.3 passing yards per game. On the other hand, the Wildcats have showcased a powerful ground game, averaging 287.0 rushing yards per game, spearheaded by running back Jakobe Brown, who averages 94.0 rushing yards per game.
Despite their contrasting offensive strengths, the two teams have never faced each other in the past, adding an extra layer of excitement and anticipation to this highly anticipated encounter.
The key to this game will be which team can establish control early on and impose their offensive style of play. The Rattlers’ balanced attack could prove too much for the Wildcats’ defense to handle, while the Wildcats’ rushing attack could potentially disrupt the Rattlers’ defensive scheme.
I predict that the Tolar Rattlers will emerge victorious in this closely contested matchup, with a score of 35-24. The Rattlers’ offensive capabilities and home-field advantage 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 Rattlers! Go Wildcats!