Wheelersburg Pirates Ridgewood Generals
  Final
Wheelersburg -
Ridgewood -
Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:00 PM


Matchup

In the second playoff matchup of the year for the Wheelersburg Pirates, they are projected to come away with a 32-21 win over the Ridgewood Generals. However, it should be one of the more hotly contested matchups of the round and all statistical predictions could easily go out the window. It's do or die for each team as always in the postseason. Regardless of the outcome, each team can take comfort in the fact that they had a successful enough season to get here, but only one team will be satisfied with the result as the other's season will end on a loss. The Pirates, one of the top teams in Division 5, come into the game ranked 2nd. The Generals come in ranked 4th. The teams did not appear on each other's schedules last season, which presents a degree of unpredictability. Stylistically and schematically, past matchups are often used as a guiding tool. This week, however, each team will likely take time to adjust to an unfamiliar opponent, which should make for some added excitement.


Wheelersburg comes into the game on a 6-game winning streak. After last week's 28-23 win against the Minford Falcons, they are 8-3 and look to continue the positive momentum. While the Pirates offense has not been particularly great, ranked 36th in Division 5 with 29.8 points per game, they have improved in recent weeks, averaging 41.6 points over their last 5 contests. They rank similarly on defense, coming in at 35th in their division, allowing 20.6 points per game. That number has generally gone up in recent weeks as they've given up an average of 10 points in their last 3 games.


Ridgewood will look to continue the momentum of their 11-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 56-21 win against the Portsmouth Trojans last week, bringing their record to 11-0. The Generals score an average of 49.2 points per game, which ranks 4th in the state offensively. In recent weeks, they've scored at an even more impressive rate, an average of 54 points over their last 3 games. While recent games have affected averages negatively, their defense is one of the best as well. They rank 7th in their division, giving up an average of 11.8 points per game.

Wheelersburg Ridgewood
Overall 8-3 Overall 11-0
Home 4-1 Home 6-0
Road 4-2 Road 5-0
5-0 5-0
29 65
.727 1.000
PF 328 PF 541
PF/Game 29.8 PF/Game 49.2
PA 227 PA 130
PA/Game 20.6 PA/Game 11.8
Past Games
 
11/5/2016 Ridgewood 6 Recap
  Wheelersburg 37
 
11/13/2015 Ridgewood 21 Recap
  Wheelersburg 42
 
11/6/2010 Ridgewood 12 Recap
  Wheelersburg 21
 
11/2/2007 Ridgewood 13 Recap
  Wheelersburg 21
 
Latest News
 
Wheelersburg Pirates vs Ridgewood Generals on 2019-11-16 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2019
In the second playoff matchup of the year for the Wheelersburg Pirates, they are projected to come away with a 32-21 win.
Conference News
 
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