The Lovejoy Leopards (10-1) are set to face off against the Ennis Lions (5-6) in a thrilling second-round matchup of the 2023 UIL 5A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th, 2023, at 7 pm ET at Lovejoy Stadium in Lucas, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Lovejoy Leopards vs. Ennis Lions
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 5A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Lovejoy – Lucas, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Leopards enter this game with an impressive 10-1 record, showcasing their dominance throughout the season. Their offense boasts an average of 44.6 points per game, led by quarterback Bear Tenney, who averages 20.0 yards per game. Meanwhile, the Lions have struggled to find consistency, with a 5-6 record and an average of 31.6 points per game. Their offense is spearheaded by running back Jeremy Brown, who averages 93.6 yards per game.
Despite their contrasting records, the two teams have never faced each other in the past. This matchup adds an extra layer of intrigue and anticipation to the game.
The key to this game will be which team can establish control early on. The Leopards’ high-powered offense is likely to pose a significant challenge for the Lions’ defense. However, the Lions’ running game could potentially disrupt the Leopards’ defensive rhythm.
I predict that the Lovejoy Leopards will emerge victorious in this matchup, with a score of 42-28. The Leopards’ offensive firepower is likely to prove too much for the Lions to handle.
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 Leopards! Go Lions!