The New Deal Lions (8-3) will host the Cisco Loboes (5-6) in the second round of the 2023 UIL 2A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 7pm ET at New Deal High School in New Deal, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: New Deal Lions vs. Cisco Loboes
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 2A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: New Deal – New Deal, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Lions are coming off a first-round bye in the playoffs. They are led by running back Slade Martin, who has rushed for 98.4 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Martin is also a threat in the passing game, with 159.8 passing yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Lions have a balanced offense, averaging 350.9 total yards per game. They are also a good defensive team, allowing only 23.4 points per game. The Lions are led on defense by Dalton Martin, who has 13.0 tackles and 3.3 sacks this season.
The Loboes are coming off a hard-fought victory over the Olney Cubs in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by running back Gus Hart, who has rushed for 58.5 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Hart is also a threat in the passing game, with 89.3 passing yards and 5 touchdowns.
The Loboes have a balanced offense, averaging 284.8 total yards per game. They are also a decent defensive team, allowing only 33.8 points per game. The Loboes are led on defense by Dillon Silva, who has 0.4 tackles and 0.2 sacks this season.
The New Deal Lions and Cisco Loboes have never met on the football field before.
The New Deal Lions are the favorites in this game. They have a better offense and a better defense than the Cisco Loboes. The Lions are also playing at home, which gives them a slight advantage.
The Cisco Loboes will need to pressure Sumner and force him into making mistakes. They will also need to find a way to slow down Martin and the Lions’ running game.
The key to this game will be which team can force the other into making mistakes. Both teams have balanced offenses, so the defense will need to come up with some big plays.
The New Deal Lions will need to pressure Orsagh and force him into making mistakes. They will also need to find a way to slow down Hart and the Loboes’ running game.
I predict that the New Deal Lions will win a close game, 35-28. The Lions are the better team and they have the experience to win.