The LBJ Austin Jaguars (8-3) will host the Huntsville Hornets (6-5) in the second round of the 2023 UIL 5A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 7:00 PM ET.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: LBJ Austin Jaguars vs. Huntsville Hornets
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 5A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: LBJ Austin – Austin, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Jaguars are coming off a hard-fought victory over the Cedar Park Timberwolves in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by running back Caleb Crenshaw, who has rushed for 1,017 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. Crenshaw is also a threat in the passing game, with 23 receptions for 222 yards and two touchdowns.
The Hornets are coming off a bye in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by quarterback Austin Taylor, who has thrown for 1,380 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Taylor is also a threat on the ground, with 310 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
The Jaguars and Hornets have never met on the football field before.
The Jaguars are the favorites in this game, but the Hornets are a dangerous team that is playing with a lot of confidence. The Jaguars have a better running game and a more experienced team, but the Hornets have a better passing game.
The Jaguars will need to pressure Taylor and force him into making mistakes. The Hornets will need to find a way to slow down Crenshaw and the Jaguars’ running game.
In the end, I predict that the LBJ Austin Jaguars will win a close game, 38-31.