The Bishop Watterson Eagles and the St. Charles Cardinals 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 Eagles are expected to finish 7-3, good for 10th in Region 11. The Cardinals are projected to finish 15th in Region 8 at 4-6. Bishop Watterson will be the favorite, projected to come out on top by a score of 22-17. Fans on both sides head into Friday expecting the win but only one of the two can come out on top. One of the more familiar matchups of week 10, both teams know what to expect. Bishop Watterson will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 4 of the last 5 matchups. In 2018's matchup, the Eagles came away with a 37-6 victory.
After their 31-29 win against the Dunbar Wolverines last week, Bishop Watterson is 6-3 and looks to finish the season strong. The Eagles have struggled on offense, scoring only 15.5 points per game over their last 2 games. On the year, they rank 68th in Division 3, scoring an average of 23.2 points per game over the course of the season. On the opposite side of the ball, they rank 66th in the division, allowing 25.3 points per game.
For St. Charles, this week is a chance to flip the momentum after 4 consecutive losses. Last week was a 14-7 loss against the Chaney Cowboys and they'll look to rebound strong on Friday. The Cardinals have struggled on offense, scoring only 9 points per game over their last 4 games. On the year, they rank 86th in Division 2, scoring an average of 16.3 points per game over the course of the season. Defensively, they haven't been the strongest either in terms of points allowed. They give up 18.2 points per game, ranking 22nd in their division.
Prediction: Bishop Watterson to win (77.91% chance of victory)