Indian Hill @ Wyoming
Sunday, October 27, 2019
By Staff

One of the most significant games on the schedule for week 10 is a matchup between the Indian Hill Braves and the Wyoming Cowboys. Both teams have a solid likelihood of making the playoffs, the Braves projected to finish 4th in Region 16 and the Cowboys projected to finish 1st in Region 16. The Cowboys are projected to take home the victory on Friday by a score of 33-22. Friday's matchup will feature two of the state's top 100 teams. The Braves come into the game ranked 73rd in the state while the Cowboys come in ranked 10th. Indian Hill hopes to mount an effort on Friday that will prove that they are, indeed, the better of the two. One of the more familiar matchups of week 10, both teams know what to expect. Wyoming will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 5 of the last 5 matchups. Last season, the rivalry reached an elevated level as the two faced off twice. The Cowboys won the regular season matchup 37-7, but their season came to an end at the hands of the Cowboys, who won the playoff matchup 20-17.

Indian Hill comes into the game on a 7-game winning streak. After last week's 58-0 win against the Finneytown Wildcats, they are 8-1 and look to continue the positive momentum. The Braves boasts one of the most high-powered offenses in the state and has been even stronger in their most recent contests. Scoring an average of 45.8 points per game, their offense ranks 12th in the state. Over their last 2 games, they've been even more impressive, scoring an average of 56.5 points per game. Nevertheless, the defense could actually be the true strength of the team, which they've shown in their most recent contests. Over the last 2 games, they've allowed only 3.5 points per game. However, success on defense isn't just a recent trend - on the season, their defense ranks 6th in their division, allowing 10.7 points per game.

Wyoming will look to continue the momentum of their 9-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 44-0 win against the Taylor Yellow Jackets last week, bringing their record to 9-0. The Cowboys are undeniably one of Division 4's best offenses, averaging 36.8 points per game, which ranks 9th. In their last 4 games, they've been even better, scoring 44.25 points per game. On defense, they've been just as strong. Allowing just 3.3 points per game over the course of the season, their defense ranks 1st in their division. Over the last 2 weeks, they've been even more proficient, giving up just 0 points per game.

Prediction: Wyoming to win (99.78% chance of victory) 

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