Friday's road team, the Oak Harbor Rockets are looking to continue what's looking like a run at the playoffs as they take on the Port Clinton Redskins. The Rockets are already in good shape, projected to finish 1st in the Region 18 playoff standings. On the other hand, the Redskins are projected to finish 21st in Region 14, which would not earn them a playoff berth. Oak Harbor comes into the game as the favorite, projected to come away with a 30-25 victory. Oak Harbor ranks 82nd in the state, compared to Port Clinton, who ranks 326th in the state and 49th in Division 4. Fans on both sides head into Friday expecting the win but only one of the two can come out on top. One of the more familiar matchups of week 10, both teams know what to expect. Oak Harbor will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 3 of the last 5 matchups. In the most recent season's matchup, the Rockets proved superior, winning 24-7.
Oak Harbor is currently on a 9-game winning streak, which they hope to continue on Friday. Coming off of a 58-38 win against the Willard Crimson Flashes, they are 9-0 and their confidence continues to build as they finish up the year. On offense, the Rockets have been one of the best in the state this season, ranking 12th with 45.8 points per game. Recent weeks haven't been quite as explosive as they've averaged 43.75 points per game but they remain one of the most explosive offenses statewide. 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 11.4 points per game.
Port Clinton looks to rebound after a 41-26 loss against the Huron Tigers last week, which brought their record to 4-5. While the Redskins offense has not been particularly great, ranked 38th in Division 4 with 29.1 points per game, they have improved in recent weeks, averaging 44.5 points over their last 2 contests. On defense, they rank 70th in the division, giving up 27.7 points per game.
Prediction: Oak Harbor to win (96.83% chance of victory)