Pandora-Gilboa @ Edgerton
Sunday, November 4, 2018
By Staff

The Edgerton Bulldogs come into the second round of the playoffs projected to get a victory over the Pandora-Gilboa Rockets by a score of 41-22. However, anything can happen in the playoffs so you can throw mathematical predictions 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 Rockets rank 9th in the division while the Bulldogs rank 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.

Pandora-Gilboa comes into the game on a 11-game winning streak. After last week's 33-7 win against the Calvert Senecas, they are 11-0 and look to continue the positive momentum. Scoring an average of 41.9 points per game on offense, the Rockets rank 5th in Division 7. They've been even more explosive in recent weeks, scoring an average of 50 over their last 3 games. While their defense has given up more points than usual in recent weeks, they deserve every bit as much of the credit for this season's successes as the offense. Over the course of the season, they've given up an average of 6.4 points per game, which ranks 4th in their division.

Edgerton will look to continue the momentum of their 11-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 36-0 win against the St. Paul Flyers last week, bringing their record to 11-0. The Bulldogs have been extremely impressive on offense all season, scoring 52 points per game, which ranks 1st in the state. In recent weeks, they've cooled off a little, scoring 46.4 points per game in their last 5 games. While their offense is extremely productive, the defense is what allows them to win games by such substantial margins. Giving up just 6 points per game, they rank 6th in the state. In their last 2 games, they've been even more stout, giving up an average of 0 points.

Prediction: Edgerton to win (91.12% chance of victory) 

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