The Stratford Spartans (8-3) will host the George Ranch Longhorns (9-2) in the second round of the 2023 UIL 6A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 7pm ET at Stratford High School in Houston, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Stratford Spartans vs. George Ranch Longhorns
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 6A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Stratford – Houston, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Spartans are coming off a hard-fought victory over the Cypress Ranch High School Cypress, TX in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by quarterback Aaron Deleon, who has thrown for 2,579 yards and 24 touchdowns this season. Deleon is also a threat on the ground, with 300 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
The Longhorns are the undefeated district champions. They are led by a balanced offense that averages 361.1 total yards per game. The Longhorns are led by running back Jaden Shelton, who has rushed for 1,362 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. Shelton is also a threat in the passing game, with 25 receptions for 333 yards and two touchdowns.
The Spartans and Longhorns 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 Longhorns are the favorites in this game. They have a more experienced team and a better running game. However, the Spartans are a dangerous team that is playing with a lot of confidence. I predict that the George Ranch Longhorns will win a close game, 38-35.