The 2023 FHSAA Football State Championships reach a climax this Thursday, December 7th, with the highly anticipated Class 1M championship game between the undefeated Chaminade-Madonna Lions (13-0) and the Clearwater Central Catholic Marauders (13-0). Kickoff is set for 10 aM ET at Hollywood, FL.
What it is: Florida High School Football
Matchup: Clearwater Central Catholic Marauders vs Chaminade-Madonna Lions
Time: Thursday, Desember 7, 2023, at 10 aM ET
Game Type: playoff
Bracket: 2023 FHSAA Football State Championships – 1 M
Round: State Championship Round
Locations: Hollywood, FL
Live stream: Watch here
Both teams come into the championship boasting perfect records and a desire to etch their names in the annals of Florida high school football history. Chaminade-Madonna, led by head coach Dameon Jones, is looking to defend their 1M title from last year, where they dominated the Marauders in a decisive victory. Meanwhile, Clearwater Central Catholic, under the leadership of head coach Chris Harvey, is fueled by the bitter memory of that loss and determined to claim the championship crown for the first time since 2021.
The Lions possess a potent offense, led by the dynamic quarterback duo of Cedric Bailey Jr. and Tyler Aronson. Their ability to run and pass with equal effectiveness keeps defenses on their toes, making them a constant threat to score. On the defensive side, the Lions boast a strong front seven, led by the disruptive presence of defensive tackle Markel Smith. Their ability to generate pressure and shut down opposing rushing attacks has been a key factor in their success this season.
The Marauders, on the other hand, rely on a more balanced offensive approach. Quarterback Aiden O’Brien has proven to be a capable leader, spreading the ball around to a talented group of receivers. Their ground game is led by the bruising running back Marcus Davis, who can punish defenses with his hard-nosed running style. Defensively, Clearwater Central Catholic features a stout secondary, anchored by the talented cornerbacks Jayden Jones and Michael Carter. Their ability to shut down opposing passing attacks will be crucial in their quest to dethrone the reigning champions.
This championship matchup promises to be a thrilling duel between two evenly matched teams. The battle between the high-powered offense of Chaminade-Madonna and the stingy defense of Clearwater Central Catholic will likely determine the outcome of the game.
How to Watch:
NFHS Network App: Watch the game live and on-demand on your smartphone or tablet.
NFHSnetwork.com: Stream the game live on your computer or connected device.
Local TV: Check your local listings for the possibility of the game being broadcast on television.
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