The stage is set for an epic collision in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Kevin MacDonald Bowl as the Lawrence Academy Spartans (6-2) and the St. Paul’s Big Red (6-2) go head-to-head on Saturday, November 18th, 2023, at 1:00 pm ET at the historic Belmont Hill campus in Belmont, Massachusetts.
What it is: Prep Schools Varsity Boys Football
Matchup: Lawrence Academy Spartans vs. St. Paul’s Big Red
Time: Saturday Nov 18, 2023, 1pm ET
Game Type: NEPSAC Kevin MacDonald Bowl
Locations: Belmont, MA
Live Stream: Watch here
Both teams have showcased their offensive prowess throughout the season, with the Lawrence Academy Spartans averaging a respectable 30.6 points per game and the St. Paul’s Big Red matching their opponents with a solid 25.6 points per game. The Lawrence Academy Spartans rely heavily on their balanced attack, while the St. Paul’s Big Red boast a strong running game.
Despite their contrasting offensive styles, the two teams have never faced each other in the past, adding an extra layer of intrigue and excitement to this highly anticipated encounter. This matchup will serve as a test of both teams’ ability to adapt to their opponent’s strengths and impose their own style of play.
The key to this game will be which team can establish control early on and impose their offensive rhythm. The Lawrence Academy Spartans’ balanced attack could prove too much for the St. Paul’s Big Red’s running game to handle, while the St. Paul’s Big Red’s ground attack could disrupt the Lawrence Academy Spartans’ defensive scheme.
Given the Lawrence Academy Spartans’ superior defensive statistics, their home-field advantage, and their ability to adapt to different defensive styles, I predict that they will emerge victorious in this closely contested matchup, with a score of 24-21. The Lawrence Academy Spartans’ experience, their balanced attack, and their ability to adapt to different defensive styles are likely to give them an edge.
Don’t miss out on the action! The game will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network. You can also watch the game on-demand on the NFHS Network app or website.
Show your school spirit and cheer on your favorite team! This is a chance to witness a thrilling showdown and celebrate the culmination of a remarkable football season.
Go Spartans! Go Big Red!