The second round matchup between the Olentangy Braves and the Anthony Wayne Generals should be one of the more exciting matchups of the week. The Braves come into the week projected to win by a score of 33-21. The playoffs are the best time of the year but also come with a great deal of drama as many powerhouses will even see their seasons cut short. Each week, it's do or die and, after this week is complete, half of the current playoff teams will be eliminated. Olentangy comes in as Division 2's 26th-ranked team. Anthony Wayne comes in ranked 7th. A new game on the schedule for both teams, it should shape out as an unpredictable affair. Strategically, this might lead to complications that could throw off the gameplan of either team.
After their 42-10 win against the Troy Trojans last week, Olentangy is 6-5 and looks to finish the season strong. The Braves offense will look to continue to improve as they've scored an average of 31 points per game over their last 3 games, up from their season average of 26.4, which ranks 46th in Division 2. Defensively, giving up 23 points per game, they rank 41st in the division.
Anthony Wayne will look to continue the momentum of their 11-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 44-36 win against the Olentangy Berlin Bears last week, bringing their record to 11-0. The Generals are undeniably one of Division 2's best offenses, averaging 40.6 points per game, which ranks 7th. In their last 3 games, they've been even better, scoring 54 points per game. While recent games have affected averages negatively, their defense is one of the best as well. They rank 3rd in their division, giving up an average of 7 points per game.