The South Oak Cliff Bears will take on the Lovejoy Leopards in the quarterfinals of the 2023 UIL Texas Football State Championships – 2023 Football Conference 6A D1. The game will be held at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, TX on Saturday, December 2nd at 3:30 PM ET.
How to Watch
What it is: Texas Varsity Boys Football
Matchup: South Oak Cliff Bears vs. Lovejoy Leopards
Date: Saturday Dec. 2, 2023
Time: 3:30pm ET
Locations: Choctaw Stadium, Arlington, TX
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Both teams come into the game with impressive records. South Oak Cliff is 11-2, while Lovejoy is 12-1. The Bears have averaged 41.3 points per game this season, while the Leopards have averaged 44.2 points per game.
The Bears are led by running back Khalil Ewell, who averages 94.8 yards per game. Quarterback William Little is also a key contributor to the Bears’ offense, averaging 117.0 yards passing per game.
The Leopards’ offensive attack is led by Bear Tenney, who contributes 20.0 yards per game. Quarterback William Little adds another 123.6 yards per game through the air.
The Bears have the edge in state rankings, with South Oak Cliff at 13 and Lovejoy at 8. However, the Leopards have the edge in national and section rankings, with Lovejoy at and 6, respectively, and South Oak Cliff at 67 and 10. The Bears have the advantage in division rankings, with South Oak Cliff at 2 and Lovejoy at 1.
The Bears and Leopards have never met before, so this game will be a true showdown between two evenly matched teams. It should be a close and exciting game to watch.
Khalil Ewell (South Oak Cliff) vs. Bear Tenney (Lovejoy)
William Little (South Oak Cliff) vs. William Little (Lovejoy)
Jayden Shelton (South Oak Cliff) vs. Leighton Henderson (Lovejoy)
This game is too close to call. Both teams are evenly matched and have the potential to win. However, I give a slight edge to the South Oak Cliff Bears because of their experience and home-field advantage. I predict that the Bears will win the game 28-24.
How to Watch
The game will be streamed live on the NFHS Network. You can also listen to the game live on the South Oak Cliff Bears football radio station.