The stage is set for an epic showdown as the McKenzie Rebels and South Pittsburg Pirates collide in the TSSAA Division I Class 1A state championship game on Friday, December 1st at 3:00 PM ET at Finley Stadium.
How to Watch
What it is: Tennessee Varsity Boys Football
Matchup: South Pittsburg Pirates vs. McKenzie Rebels
Date: Friday Dec. 1, 2023
Time: 3pm ET
Locations: Finley Stadium
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Both teams bring a wealth of experience and success to the table. South Pittsburg boasts a remarkable 14-0 record this season, while McKenzie has notched an impressive 13-1 mark. The Pirates are seeking their 14th state championship, while the Rebels are aiming for their ninth.
The battle in the trenches will be crucial in this game. The Rebels’ offensive line will need to protect their quarterback from the Pirates’ pass rush, while the Pirates’ offensive line will need to create holes for their running backs to run through.
The Rebels’ secondary will also need to be on top of their game to contain the Pirates’ passing attack. The Pirates’ receivers are led by senior wide receiver Trey Turner, who has caught for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns 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 Pirates’ experience and explosive offense give them a slight edge.
Expected Outcome: South Pittsburg Pirates 42, McKenzie Rebels 35