In a week 7 matchup with major playoff implications, the Wyoming Cowboys go on the road to face off against the Madeira Mustangs. The Cowboys enter the game projected to finish 1st in Region 16 at 10-0. The Mustangs come in projected to finish 8th in Region 20 at 6-4 The Cowboys come into the game as 24-point favorites and expect to take home the victory and ultimately complete their pursuit of the postseason. The Cowboys, one of the better teams statewide, come into the game ranked 25th. On the other hand, the Mustangs come in ranked 327th in the state and 44th in Division 5. One of the bigger road favorites of the week, the Cowboys will look to fulfill expectations and bring home the win. For the Mustangs, this won't be taken lightly as they look to prove themselves capable of defending their home field against one of the tougher opponents on their schedule. The teams are no strangers to one another, playing against each other in each of the last five years. Over their last 5 matchups, the Cowboys have been superior, coming out on top in 5 of them. However, the past won't matter come kickoff. In last year's installment, the Cowboys came out on top by a score of 31 - 14.
Wyoming comes into the game on a 6-game winning streak. After last week's 44 - 7 win against the Deer Park Wildcats, they are 6-0 and look to continue the positive momentum. They've been proficient thus far on both sides of the ball. Their offense ranks 10th in Division 4, scoring an average of 41.7 points per game. Their defense, giving up just 7.2 points per game, ranks 3rd in the division.
Madeira is no stranger to winning recently as they come off of a 2-game winning streak, including last week's 49 - 0 win against the Reading Blue Devils. That brings their record to 4-2 as they look to add another notch to the win column. Neither side of the ball has been particularly strong for the Mustangs. Their offense scores an average of 28.7 points per game and their defense allows an average of 18.5 points per game, ranking 38th and 29th in Division 5 respectively.
Prediction: Wyoming to win (97.06% chance of victory)