The McKinney Lions (9-2) will host the Highland Park Scots (10-1) in the second round of the UIL 6A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 7pm ET at Gerald J Ford Stadium (SMU), TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: McKinney Lions vs. Highland Park Scots
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 6A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Gerald J Ford Stadium (SMU), TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Lions are coming off a hard-fought victory over the Prosper Rock Hill Blue Hawks in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by running back Godspower Nwawuihe, who has rushed for 805 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Nwawuihe is also a threat in the passing game, with 20 receptions for 210 yards and two touchdowns.
The Scots are the defending state champions. They are led by quarterback Jeremiah Daoud, who has thrown for 925 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Daoud is also a threat on the ground, with 31 carries for 180 yards and four touchdowns.
The Lions and Scots 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 Scots are the favorites in this game. They have a more experienced team and a better offense. However, the Lions are a dangerous team that is playing with a lot of confidence. I predict that the Scots will win a close game, 35-28.