Friday's matchup between the Wyoming Cowboys and the Finneytown Wildcats has the potential to get out of hand rather quickly. The Cowboys are projected to win by a score of 49 - 0 so the Wildcats will need to elevate their game considerably to give themselves a chance. Better on paper, the Cowboys come into the game ranked 64th in the state, hosting a Wildcats team that comes in ranked 611th in the state and 94th in Division 5. While the Cowboys look forward to a potentially dominant home victory, the Wildcats come in looking for the huge upset. The teams have played each other in each of the last five years so neither is likely to surprise the other. Over their last 5 matchups, the Cowboys have won 5, a trend they hope to continue. In the most recent season's matchup, the Cowboys proved superior, winning 48 - 0.
For Finneytown, each game is an opportunity to develop and improve. Projected to finish the season 3-7, each week is a chance to prove they can outperform statistical models and build winning momentum. Thus far, they haven't been particularly strong in terms of scoring on either side of the ball. Their offense ranks 53rd in Division 5, scoring an average of 24 points per game. On defense, giving up 21 points per game, they rank 43rd in the division.
Wyoming, after a playoff appearance last season, is poised to make another run in 2018. They enter the game projected to finish the season 3-7, which should be good for 22nd in the regional playoff standings. They're solid on both sides of the ball in terms of scoring. Their offense ranks 20th in Division 4, averaging 36 points per game. On defense, they rank 5th in the division, allowing an average of 9 points per game.
Prediction: Wyoming to win (99.90% chance of victory)