The Winnsboro Raiders (10-0) are set to face off against the Teague Lions (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 pm ET at Winnsboro, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Winnsboro Raiders vs. Teague Lions
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 3A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Winnsboro – Winnsboro, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams have demonstrated their dominance throughout the season, with the Raiders maintaining an undefeated record and the Lions overcoming a challenging regular season to secure their playoff berth. The Raiders boast an explosive offense, averaging 51.4 points per game, led by quarterback Kyler Finney, who averages 274.5 passing yards per game and running back Tyson Johnson, who averages 90.3 rushing yards per game. On the other hand, the Lions’ offense averages 31.9 points per game, spearheaded by quarterback Zak Leija, who averages 125.6 passing yards per game and running back Shamar Davis, who averages 48.3 rushing yards per game.
Despite their contrasting records, the two teams have never faced each other in the past, adding an extra layer of intrigue to this highly anticipated showdown.
The key to this game will be which team can establish control early on and dictate the tempo of the game. The Raiders’ high-powered offense is likely to pose a significant challenge for the Lions’ defense. However, the Lions’ defense has shown resilience throughout the season, and their passing game could potentially disrupt the Raiders’ defensive rhythm.
I predict that the Winnsboro Raiders will emerge victorious in this matchup, with a score of 42-28. The Raiders’ offensive firepower and 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 Raiders! Go Lions!