One of the most significant games on the schedule for week 10 is a matchup between the Wapakoneta Redskins and the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans. Both teams have a solid likelihood of making the playoffs, the Redskins projected to finish 2nd in Region 12 and the Titans projected to finish 6th in Region 14. The Redskins are projected to take home the victory on Friday by a score of 24-18. This week's matchup features two of the top 25 teams in their respective divisions. The Redskins rank 5th in Division 3 while the Titans rank 15th in Division 4. Wapakoneta comes in expecting to come away with the road victory. However, it looks to be one of the more hotly contested matchups of the week and Ottawa-Glandorf will be looking to defend their home field and finish the game on top. The teams have played each other in each of the last five years so neither is likely to surprise the other. Over their last 5 matchups, the Redskins have won 5, a trend they hope to continue. In the most recent season's matchup, the Redskins proved superior, winning 21-6.
Looking to build upon their 4-game winning streak, Wapakoneta comes into the week at 8-1. After their 42-7 win against the Defiance Bulldogs, they are confident in their ability to finish strong. While the Redskins haven't been the most high-powered offense throughout the season, they have been improving week to week. In the last 4 weeks, they've averaged 42.5, up from their season average of 29.8, which ranks 35th in Division 3. Their defense hasn't been much better throughout the course of the season, ranking 4th with an average of 8.6 points allowed per game. In recent weeks, they have improved, giving up an average of 3.33 points over their last 3 games.
Coming off of a 14-9 loss against the Kenton Wildcats, Ottawa-Glandorf, hopes to build some momentum and rebound strongly with a win. Particularly in recent weeks, the Titans offense has struggled to put points on the board. In their last 3 games, they've put up an average of 23.33 points per game. Throughout the course of the season, they've averaged 28, which ranks 41st in Division 4. While the defense hasn't been much better, they have improved lately - while they average 15.6 points allowed per game, which ranks 17th in their division, they've taken that average down to 9.33 points over the last 3 weeks.
Prediction: Wapakoneta to win (88.75% chance of victory)