The Rockwall-Heath Hawks (9-2) are set to take on the Duncanville Panthers (9-1) in a thrilling second-round matchup of the 2023 UIL 6A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th, 2023, at 7 pm ET at a neutral site, McKinney ISD Stadium in McKinney, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Rockwall-Heath Hawks vs. Duncanville Panthers
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 6A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Neutral site- McKinney ISD Stadium, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams come into this game with impressive records, eager to prove their dominance in the state’s top football division. The Rockwall-Heath Hawks boast a balanced offense, averaging 30.5 points per game, led by their running back Malachi Tuesno, who averages 106.0 yards per game. Meanwhile, the Duncanville Panthers are known for their explosive offense, averaging 48.7 points per game, spearheaded by quarterback Keelon Russell, who averages 211.5 passing yards per game.
Despite their stellar records, the two teams have never faced off before, adding an extra layer of anticipation to this highly anticipated matchup.
The key to this game will be which team can control the clock and the tempo. The Hawks’ balanced offense will look to establish their running game early, while the Panthers’ high-powered passing attack will aim to strike quickly and often.
I predict that the Duncanville Panthers will emerge victorious in this closely contested matchup, with a score of 38-31. The Panthers’ offensive firepower is likely to prove too much for the Hawks to handle, despite their strong defensive efforts.
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 Hawks! Go Panthers!