The North Crowley Panthers (11-0) will travel to face the Permian Panthers (7-4) in the second round of the 2023 UIL 6A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 7pm ET in Permian, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Permian Panthers vs. North Crowley Panthers
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 6A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Permian – Odessa, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Panthers are coming off a first-round bye in the playoffs. They are led by quarterback Chris Jimerson, who has thrown for 2,169 yards and 29 touchdowns this season. Jimerson is also a threat on the ground, with 315 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Panthers have a balanced offense, averaging 532.3 total yards per game. They are also a good defensive team, allowing only 27.2 points per game. The Panthers are led on defense by linebacker Braylon Turner, who has 63 tackles and 0.8 sacks this season.
The Panthers are coming off a hard-fought victory over the Midland Lee Rebels in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by running back Juzstyce Lara, who has rushed for 1,539 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Lara is also a threat in the passing game, with 300 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Panthers have a run-heavy offense, averaging 334.2 total yards per game. They are also a good defensive team, allowing only 32.5 points per game. The Panthers are led on defense by linebacker Riley Summerford, who has 45 tackles and 0.5 sacks this season.
The North Crowley Panthers and Permian Panthers have never met on the football field before.
The North Crowley Panthers are the favorites in this game. They have a better offense and a better defense than the Permian Panthers. The Panthers are also playing at a neutral site, which gives them a slight advantage.
The Permian Panthers will need to pressure Jimerson and force him into making mistakes. They will also need to find a way to slow down Lara and the Panthers’ running game.
In the end, I predict that the North Crowley Panthers will win a close game, 35-28.
The key to this game will be which team can force the other into making mistakes. The North Crowley Panthers have a better defense and a more experienced team, so they have the edge in this category.
The Permian Panthers will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win. They will need to protect Jimerson and give him time to throw the ball. They will also need to find a way to slow down Lara and the Panthers’ running game.
I predict that the North Crowley Panthers will win a close game, 35-28. The Panthers are the better team and they have the experience to win.