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Super Bowl Prediction

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The moment has arisen with everything on the line; hearts pounding through the players, fans praying for the best, and the stadium surrounded by anything but silence: the Super Bowl is here. The Super Bowl is what every football fan dreams of. Once a year, the two best teams in the NFL play for the Lombardi trophy. This year, the Kansas City Chiefs will look to get their third championship in the past five years, while the San Francisco 49ers look to get revenge, as they had lost Super Bowl LIV to the Chiefs in 2020.   

The Chiefs are heading back to the Super Bowl for the second year in a row. However, the road to the Super Bowl has been very challenging this season. The Chiefs have struggled all year to play good, consistent offensive football, with a depleted wide receiver room. However, quarterback Patrick Mahomes always plays his best football in the playoffs no matter the scenario, as he leads the Chiefs to Super Bowl LVIII. 

Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers have also had their fair share of obstacles this season. The 49ers have struggled at some points due to injuries or inconsistent play. However, a career year for quarterback Brock Purdy and running back Christian McCaffrey, along with stellar performances by other players, have led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl since their 2020 loss to the Chiefs themselves. 

This match is sure to be a nail biter; however, I predict the 49ers will come out on top with a score of 31-28. The Chiefs stellar defense has one major weakness, their run game, while the 49ers have the game’s best running back in McCaffrey. The Chiefs have struggled against good defenses and even though the Niners struggle against the run, I believe the Chiefs will focus on throwing the ball with Patrick Mahomes.

This Super Bowl will start at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, and it be one to remember as both teams have fought their hearts out to get where they are. Only one team will win this game, and as soon as the ball is kicked off, we will soon know the answer.

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Darius Fitzpatrick, Sports Editor
Darius Fitzpatrick is a freshmen student at Ripon high school. Darius is interested in football, track, getting a 4.0 G.P.A, and getting involved with his classes. His goal past high school is trying to get a football scholarship at a D-1 school and play college football in the future. He is also looking at becoming a sports journalist in the future. He likes to watch football with his family, watch movies and shows, play video games, listen to music, hang out with friends, and workout. He hopes to keep a 4.0 G.P.A for his four years of high school and have an amazing future in college, and out of college.

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