The Randall Raiders (7-4) will travel to Greenwood High School to face the Brownwood Lions (10-1) in the second round of the 2023 UIL 4A D1 Texas State Football Championships on Friday, November 17th at 7:00 PM ET.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Brownwood Lions vs. Randall Raiders
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 4A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Greenwood High School, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
The Raiders are coming off a hard-fought victory over the Dumas Demons in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by running back Dylan Ray, who has rushed for 1,104 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Ray is also a threat in the passing game, with 23 receptions for 222 yards and two touchdowns.
The Lions are coming off a bye in the first round of the playoffs. They are led by quarterback Tryston Sanchez, who has thrown for 1,507 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. Sanchez is also a threat on the ground, with 345 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
The Raiders and Lions have never met on the football field before.
The Lions are the favorites in this game, but the Raiders are a dangerous team that is playing with a lot of confidence. The Lions have a better passing game and a more experienced team, but the Raiders have a better running game.
The Lions will need to pressure Sanchez and force him into making mistakes. The Raiders will need to find a way to slow down Ray and the Lions’ passing game.
In the end, I predict that the Brownwood Lions will win a close game, 35-31.