The Mansfield Summit Jaguars (8-3) are ready to face off against the Texas Tigers (10-1) in a thrilling second-round matchup of the 2023 UIL 5A D2 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th, 2023, at 7:30 pm ET at Gerald Prim Stadium, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Texas Tigers vs. Mansfield Summit Jaguars
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 5A D2 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Sulphur Springs- Gerald Prim Stadium, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams have demonstrated their offensive prowess throughout the season, with the Jaguars averaging a commanding 36.2 points per game and the Tigers closely matching their opponents with a respectable 41.0 points per game. The Jaguars boast a balanced attack, led by running back Amare Burgess, who averages 110.2 rushing yards per game, and quarterback Demarus Bird, who averages 77.0 passing yards per game. On the other hand, the Tigers showcase a high-powered offense, spearheaded by running back Javari Johnson, who averages 140.3 rushing yards per game, and quarterback David Potter, who averages 194.3 passing yards per game.
Despite their contrasting offensive styles, the two teams have never faced each other in the past, adding an extra layer of intrigue and excitement to this highly anticipated encounter.
The key to this game will be which team can establish control early on and impose their offensive rhythm. The Jaguars’ balanced attack could prove too much for the Tigers’ defense to handle, while the Tigers’ high-powered offense could potentially disrupt the Jaguars’ defensive scheme.
I predict that the Mansfield Summit Jaguars will emerge victorious in this closely contested matchup, with a score of 38-35. The Jaguars’ experience and their home-field advantage are likely to give them an edge.
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 Jaguars! Go Tigers!
Stay tuned for updates on the game’s outcome.