The Hawthorne Hornets (12-0) are set to buzz into the 2023 FHSAA Football State Championship game against the Madison County Cowboys (10-1) on Thursday, December 7th at 8 PM ET in Hawthorne, FL. This highly anticipated matchup will determine the champion of Class 1 Rural, with both teams boasting explosive offenses and tenacious defenses.
What it is: Florida High School Football
Matchup: Madison County Cowboys vs Hawthorne Hornets
Time: Thursday, Desember 7, 2023, at 8 pM ET
Game Type: playoff
Bracket: 2023 FHSAA Football State Championships – 1 Rural
Round: Championship Round
Locations: Hawthorne, FL
Live stream: Watch here
Hawthorne’s Unblemished Flight:
The Hornets enter the championship game with a perfect record, having dominated their opponents throughout the season. Quarterback CJ Ingram has orchestrated a dynamic passing attack, connecting with his talented receivers to rack up impressive yardage. On the ground, running back Keenon Johnson has been a force to be reckoned with, punishing defenses with his hard-nosed running style.
Hawthorne’s defense has been equally impressive, shutting down opposing offenses with their disciplined play and relentless pressure. Led by the disruptive presence of defensive lineman Andrew Zock, the Hornets have been able to generate key turnovers and keep their opponents off the scoreboard.
Cowboys Seek Redemption:
The Madison County Cowboys, while boasting a single loss this season, come into the championship game fueled by the memory of their defeat against Hawthorne in last year’s state championship game. Quarterback Za’vion Bryant leads a balanced offense, capable of both running and passing with equal effectiveness. Running back Jason McDaniel provides a reliable ground attack, while Bryant’s ability to extend plays with his legs keeps defenses guessing.
The Cowboys’ defense has been their backbone throughout the season, anchored by a talented secondary that has picked off numerous passes. They will be looking to contain Hawthorne’s explosive offense and capitalize on any opportunities to turn the tide of the game.
A Clash of Titans:
This championship matchup promises to be a thrilling battle between two evenly matched teams. The offensive prowess of both teams will be on full display, while the defenses will need to play their best to contain their opponents’ scoring threats. The outcome of the game could hinge on key plays and the ability to capitalize on mistakes.
How to Watch:
Fans can catch all the action live and on-demand through the following options:
NFHS Network App: Watch the game live 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.