The Fort Bend Hightower Hurricanes (10-1) will host the Houston Heights Bulldogs (8-3) in the second round of the 2023 UIL 6A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 7pm ET at Hall Stadium in Houston, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Houston Heights Bulldogs vs. Fort Bend Hightower Hurricanes
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 6A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Hall Stadium, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Hurricanes are the undefeated district champions. They are led by a balanced offense that averages 46.3 points per game. The Hurricanes are led by running back Jeremy Payne, who has rushed for 1,630 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Payne is also a threat in the passing game, with 25 receptions for 333 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bulldogs are coming off a hard-fought victory over the East Chambers Buccaneers in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by quarterback Reggie McNeal Jr., who has thrown for 1,814 yards and 24 touchdowns this season. McNeal Jr. is also a threat on the ground, with 707 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Hurricanes and Bulldogs 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 Hurricanes are the favorites in this game. They have a more experienced team and a better offense. However, the Bulldogs are a dangerous team that is playing with a lot of confidence. I predict that the Fort Bend Hightower Hurricanes will win a close game, 42-38.