The postseason has arrived and the Leipsic Vikings enter their first round matchup against the Mohawk Warriors projected to win by a score of 31-21. 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 Warriors rank 22nd in the division while the Vikings rank 13th. A rematch from their game last season, this matchup will be a good gauge on how each team has improved or regressed. In 2018, the Vikings defeated the Warriors by a score of 40-14.
Mohawk hopes to build off of last week's 46-7 win against the Upper Sandusky Rams and finish the season strong. While the Warriors offense has not been particularly great, ranked 59th in Division 7 with 21.3 points per game, they have improved in recent weeks, averaging 28 points over their last 3 contests. Their defense hasn't been much better throughout the course of the season, ranking 13th with an average of 15.5 points allowed per game. In recent weeks, they have improved, giving up an average of 9 points over their last 3 games.
Leipsic is no stranger to winning recently as they come off of a 2-game winning streak, including last week's 30-7 win against the Arlington Red Devils. That brings their record to 9-1 as they look to add another notch to the win column. The Vikings rank 12th in Division 7 on offense, scoring an average of 34.8. However, over the last 3 weeks, their average is down to 26.67 points per game. On defense, their last few weeks haven't even done justice to how good they've been all season. They've given up 18.67 points per game over their last 3, down from their average of 16, which ranks 17th in their division on the season.
Prediction: Leipsic to win (98.41% chance of victory)