The Canutillo Eagles (9-2) will host the Emerson Mavericks (9-2) in the second round of the UIL 5A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 4pm ET.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Canutillo Eagles vs. Emerson Mavericks
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 4pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 5A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Canutillo – Canutillo, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Eagles enter the playoffs with a strong resume, having defeated three ranked opponents this season. They are led by quarterback Jeremiah Knox, who has thrown for 895 yards and 11 touchdowns, and rushed for 335 yards and seven touchdowns. Knox is also the Eagles’ leading tackler with 71 tackles.
The Mavericks are a high-powered offense that averages 54.3 points per game. They are led by running back Michael Hawkins, who has rushed for 2,122 yards and 26 touchdowns this season. Hawkins is also a threat in the passing game, with 41 receptions for 486 yards and four touchdowns.
The Eagles and Mavericks have never met on the football field before.
The game will be streamed live on the NFHS Network. Subscriptions can be purchased for $11.99 per month or $79.99 per year. The game can also be watched on demand on the NFHS Network website or app.
The Eagles are a tough team to beat at home, and they have a strong defense. However, the Mavericks are a very explosive offense. I predict that the Eagles will win a close game, 35-28.