One of the most competitive matchups of week 3 pits the Mount Healthy Owls against the Wyoming Cowboys. The Owls are projected to win by a score of 22-21 in what is essentially a toss-up game. The better team on paper, the Cowboys come into the game ranked 13th in the state and 1st in Division 4. The Owls come in ranked 163rd in the state and 35th in Division 3. With no true consensus over who's the better team, they'll have to sort all that out on the field. A new matchup on the schedule for each team, Friday's game is a chance for each to test its skills and strategies against an unfamiliar opponent. Strategically, this might lead to complications that could throw off the gameplan of either team.
Wyoming, after winning the Division 4 state championship in 2018, have kicked off the season 2-0. Coming off of a 28-0 win against the Taft Senators, the Cowboys are projected to finish 2nd in the regional playoff standings with a record of 9-1. They've been proficient thus far on both sides of the ball. Their offense ranks 16th in Division 4, scoring an average of 34 points per game. Their defense, giving up just 3.5 points per game, ranks 4th in the division.
Mount Healthy, a playoff team in 2018, is ready for another playoff run in 2019. They are projected to finish the season as the region's 1st-ranked team in the playoff standings with a record of 9-1. The Owls have struggled thus far on each side of the ball. Scoring 14.5 points per game, they rank 81st in Division 3. Defensively, giving up 22.5 points per game, ranks 55th in the division.
Prediction: Mount Healthy to win (97.88% chance of victory)