The Angleton Wildcats (7-4) will host the Cedar Park Timberwolves (8-3) in the second round of the 2023 UIL 5A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 7pm ET at Waller HS, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Angleton Wildcats vs. Cedar Park Timberwolves
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 5A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Waller HS, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Wildcats are coming off a first-round bye in the playoffs. They are led by running back Jamarcus Shockley, who has rushed for 96.8 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Shockley is also a threat in the passing game, with 300 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Wildcats have a run-heavy offense, averaging 272.5 total yards per game. They are also a good defensive team, allowing only 26.4 points per game. The Wildcats are led on defense by linebacker Raydin Garcia, who has 96 tackles and 0.5 sacks this season.
The Timberwolves are coming off a hard-fought victory over the Round Rock Dragon in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by quarterback Ayden Arp, who has thrown for 2,176 yards and 22 touchdowns this season. Arp is also a threat on the ground, with 149.5 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Timberwolves have a balanced offense, averaging 367.1 total yards per game. They are also a good defensive team, allowing only 28.8 points per game. The Timberwolves are led on defense by linebacker Reid Vines, who has 68.6 tackles and 2.8 sacks this season.
The Angleton Wildcats and Cedar Park Timberwolves have never met on the football field before.
The Cedar Park Timberwolves are the favorites in this game. They have a better offense and a better defense than the Angleton Wildcats. The Timberwolves are also playing at a neutral site, which gives them a slight advantage.
The Angleton Wildcats will need to pressure Arp and force him into making mistakes. They will also need to find a way to slow down Hill and the Timberwolves’ running game.
In the end, I predict that the Cedar Park Timberwolves will win a close game, 35-28.
The key to this game will be which team can force the other into making mistakes. The Cedar Park Timberwolves have a better defense and a more experienced team, so they have the edge in this category.
The Angleton Wildcats will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win. They will need to protect Arp and give him time to throw the ball. They will also need to find a way to slow down Hill and the Timberwolves’ running game.
I predict that the Cedar Park Timberwolves will win a close game, 35-28. The Timberwolves are the better team and they have the experience to win.