The stage is set for an epic collision in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) John Papas Bowl as the undefeated Tabor Academy Seawolves (7-1) and the Buckingham Browne & Nichols Knights (6-2) go head-to-head on Saturday, November 18th, 2023, at 1:00 pm ET at the historic Tabor Academy campus in Marion, Massachusetts.
What it is: Prep Schools Varsity Boys Football
Matchup: Tabor Academy Seawolves vs. Buckingham Browne & Nichols Knights
Time: Saturday Nov 18, 2023, 1pm ET
Game Type: NEPSAC John Papas Bowl
Locations: Marion, MA
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams have demonstrated their offensive dominance throughout the season, with the Tabor Academy Seawolves averaging a commanding 42.5 points per game and the Buckingham Browne & Nichols Knights matching their opponents with a respectable 39.3 points per game. The Tabor Academy Seawolves rely heavily on their balanced attack, while the Buckingham Browne & Nichols Knights boast a strong running game led by junior running back Hugo Djeumeni.
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. This matchup will serve as a test of both teams’ ability to adapt to their opponent’s strengths and impose their own style of play.
The key to this game will be which team can establish control early on and impose their offensive rhythm. The Tabor Academy Seawolves’ balanced attack could prove too much for the Buckingham Browne & Nichols Knights’ running game to handle, while the Buckingham Browne & Nichols Knights’ ground attack could disrupt the Tabor Academy Seawolves’ defensive scheme.
Given the Tabor Academy Seawolves’ undefeated record, their home-field advantage, and their ability to adapt to different defensive styles, I predict that they will extend their undefeated streak and emerge victorious in this closely contested matchup, with a score of 38-35. The Tabor Academy Seawolves’ experience, their balanced attack, and their ability to adapt to different defensive styles are likely to give them an edge.
Don’t miss out on the action! 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.
Show your school spirit and cheer on your favorite team! This is a chance to witness a thrilling showdown and celebrate the culmination of a remarkable football season.
Go Seawolves! Go Knights!