The Tascosa Rebels (5-6) will host the Northwest Texans (9-2) in the second round of the 2023 UIL 5A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 7pm ET in Amarillo, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Tascosa Rebels vs. Northwest Texans
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 5A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Tascosa – Amarillo, TX
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The Rebels are coming off a first-round bye in the playoffs. They are led by running back Coltyn Fulton, who has rushed for 67.1 yards and 6 touchdowns this season. Fulton is also a threat in the passing game, with 68.8 passing yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Rebels have a balanced offense, averaging 263.3 total yards per game. They are also a good defensive team, allowing only 30.6 points per game. The Rebels are led on defense by linebacker Eli Norvell, who has 13.0 tackles and 0.4 sacks this season.
The Texans are coming off a hard-fought victory over the Wichita Falls Rider Raiders in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by running back Saheed Durodoye, who has rushed for 147.8 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. Durodoye is also a threat in the passing game, with 121.5 passing yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Texans have a balanced offense, averaging 331.9 total yards per game. They are also a good defensive team, allowing only 32.5 points per game. The Texans are led on defense by linebacker Mj Kuntz, who has 1.5 tackles and 0.5 sacks this season.
The Tascosa Rebels and Northwest Texans have never met on the football field before.
The Northwest Texans are the favorites in this game. They have a better offense and a better defense than the Tascosa Rebels. The Texans are also playing at a neutral site, which gives them a slight advantage.
The Tascosa Rebels will need to pressure Thompson and force him into making mistakes. They will also need to find a way to slow down Durodoye and the Texans’ running game.
In the end, I predict that the Northwest Texans will win a close game, 35-28.
The key to this game will be which team can force the other into making mistakes. The Northwest Texans have a better defense and a more experienced team, so they have the edge in this category.
The Tascosa Rebels will need to play a perfect game to have a chance to win. They will need to protect Fulton and give him time to throw the ball. They will also need to find a way to slow down Durodoye and the Texans’ running game.
I predict that the Northwest Texans will win a close game, 35-28. The Texans are the better team and they have the experience to win.