The Tatum Eagles (6-5) will square off against the Whitney Wildcats (10-1) 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 Tatum High School, TX.
What it is: Texas High School Football
Matchup: Tatum Eagles vs. Whitney Wildcats
Time: Friday Nov 17, 2023, 7:30pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 UIL 3A D1 Texas State Football Championships
Round: Second Round
Locations: Tatum – Tatum, TX
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams have demonstrated their resilience and determination throughout the season, with the Tatum Eagles overcoming a slow start to reach the playoffs and the Whitney Wildcats continuing their winning streak. The Eagles boast a balanced attack, led by running back Cole Watson, who averages 109.0 rushing yards per game, and quarterback Cole Watson, who averages 128.3 passing yards per game. On the other hand, the Wildcats showcase a pass-heavy offense, spearheaded by quarterback Jacorie Bradley, who averages 47.8 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 Eagles’ balanced attack could prove too much for the Wildcats’ defense to handle, while the Wildcats’ pass-heavy offense could potentially disrupt the Eagles’ defensive scheme.
Considering the Eagles’ late-season surge and their home-field advantage, I predict that the Tatum Eagles will emerge victorious in this closely contested matchup, with a score of 22-21. However, the Wildcats’ undefeated record and their high-powered offense are sure to make them a formidable opponent.
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 Eagles! Go Wildcats!
Stay tuned for updates on the game’s outcome.