The Malakoff Tigers (11-0) are ready to face off against the Mt. Vernon Tigers (8-3) in a thrilling second-round matchup of the 2023 UIL 3A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th, 2023, at 7:30 pm ET at Tyler-Rose Stadium, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Malakoff Tigers vs. Mt. Vernon Tigers
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 3A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Tyler-Rose Stadium, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams have demonstrated their offensive prowess throughout the season, with the Mt. Vernon Tigers averaging a commanding 52.7 points per game and the Malakoff Tigers closely matching their opponents with a respectable 37.5 points per game. The Mt. Vernon Tigers boast a balanced attack, led by running back Dawson Witherspoon, who averages 142.5 rushing yards per game, and quarterback Cade George, who averages 137.6 passing yards per game. On the other hand, the Malakoff Tigers showcase a run-heavy offense, spearheaded by running back Jerrion Hall, who averages 82.5 rushing yards per game and quarterback Mike Jones, who averages 180.0 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 Mt. Vernon Tigers’ balanced attack could prove too much for the Malakoff Tigers’ defense to handle, while the Malakoff Tigers’ run-heavy offense could potentially disrupt the Mt. Vernon Tigers’ defensive scheme.
I predict that the Malakoff Tigers will emerge victorious in this closely contested matchup, with a score of 34-31. The Malakoff Tigers’ undefeated record 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 Tigers! Go Tigers!