The TSSAA Division I Class 3A state championship game is set for an epic showdown between the Alcoa Tornadoes and the East Nashville Magnet Eagles. This highly anticipated matchup will take place on Friday, December 1st at 7:00 PM ET at Finley Stadium.
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What it is: Tennessee Varsity Boys Football
Matchup: Alcoa Tornadoes vs. East Nashville Magnet Eagles
Date: Friday Dec. 1, 2023
Time: 7pm ET
Locations: Finley Stadium
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Both teams enter the game with impressive records and a wealth of talent. Alcoa boasts a remarkable 12-1 record this season, while East Nashville Magnet has notched a respectable 12-2 mark. The Tornadoes have outscored their opponents by an average of 38.5 points per game this season, while the Eagles have outscored their opponents by an average of 37.7 points per game.
Several key matchups will shape the outcome of this highly anticipated game. One of the most critical matchups will be between Alcoa running back Isaiah Gibbs and East Nashville Magnet linebacker Jordan Houston. Gibbs has rushed for over 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, while Houston has led the Eagles in tackles with over 100 tackles.
Another crucial matchup will be between Alcoa quarterback Dylan Weaver and East Nashville Magnet cornerback Malik Bolling. Weaver has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns this season, while Bolling has been a lockdown corner for the Eagles, intercepting multiple passes this season.
This game is shaping up to be a close and exciting one. Both teams are evenly matched and will be looking to make plays in all three phases of the game. However, the Tornadoes’ experience and explosive offense give them a slight edge.
Expected Outcome: Alcoa Tornadoes 42, East Nashville Magnet Eagles 35
Regardless of the outcome, this game is sure to be a memorable one for both teams and their fans. It is a clash of two of the best teams in Tennessee high school football, and it promises to be a game that will be talked about for years to come.