The Lorain Titans and the Warrensville Heights Tigers meet on Friday for what could be an important matchup - while both currently have less than a 50% chance of making the playoffs, every win counts at the end of the season. The Titans are expected to finish 5-5, good for 13th in Region 1. The Tigers are projected to finish 25th in Region 13 at 1-9. Lorain will be the favorite, projected to come out on top by a score of 42-9. The Titans will invade the home field of the Tigers looking to come away with a decisive victory. For Warrensville Heights, against a formidable opponent, this means they'll need to elevate their play substantially. Having matched up in 2018, there is a degree of familiarity between the two. In 2018, the Titans defeated the Tigers by a score of 50-20.
Lorain will look to rebound this week after their Cleveland Heights Tigers in their last game. So far this season, they've been lacking statistically on both sides of the ball. In Division 1, they rank 28th on offense, scoring an average of 29.3 points per game - on defense, they rank 45th, giving up an average of 26.3.
Warrensville Heights tallied up a 12-6 win against the Shaw Cardinals last week, bringing their record to 1-5 - they'll look to add to the win column once again on Friday. The Tigers aren't particularly dominant on either side of the ball. On offense, they rank 101st in Division 4 with 7.3 points per game. Their defense, which gives up 23.3 points per game, ranks 57th in their division.
Prediction: Lorain to win (99.39% chance of victory)