The postseason has arrived and the Liberty Center Tigers enter their first round matchup against the Allen East Mustangs projected to win by a score of 34-21. The playoffs are the best time of the year but also come with a great deal of drama as many powerhouses will even see their seasons cut short. Each week, it's do or die and, after this week is complete, half of the current playoff teams will be eliminated. Allen East comes in as Division 6's 26th-ranked team. Liberty Center comes in ranked 5th. 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.
Allen East is currently on a 5-game winning streak, which they hope to continue on Saturday. Coming off of a 50-8 win against the Ada Bulldogs, they are 9-1 and their confidence continues to build as they finish up the year. While the Mustangs haven't been the most high-powered offense throughout the season, they have been improving week to week. In the last 5 weeks, they've averaged 41.6, up from their season average of 31.5, which ranks 31st in Division 6. On defense, they haven't been any better statistically, ranking 12th in their division, allowing 12.5 points per game.
Liberty Center is no stranger to winning recently as they come off of a 2-game winning streak, including last week's 49-21 win against the Evergreen Vikings. That brings their record to 9-1 as they look to add another notch to the win column. Scoring an average of 37.7 points per game on offense, the Tigers rank 17th in Division 6. They've been even more dominant in recent weeks, scoring an average of 42.43 over their last 7 games. Their defense allows an average of 22.2 points per game, which ranks 42nd in their division.
Prediction: Liberty Center to win (99.70% chance of victory)