The Perry Pirates enter the week confident that they'll get a win over the Chagrin Falls Tigers. Perry comes into Friday as a 21-point favorite so they'll be looking to assert their dominance in week 4. Better on paper, the Pirates come into the game ranked 76th in the state, hosting a Tigers team that comes in ranked 329th in the state and 42nd in Division 4. The Tigers will come into the game looking for the upset while the Pirates look to meet expectations by controlling the game from start to finish. One of the more familiar matchups of week 4, both teams know what to expect. Perry will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 4 of the last 5 matchups. In last year's installment, the Pirates came out on top by a score of 45 - 21.
Chagrin Falls, projected to finish the season at 4-6, will get a chance to show improvement on Friday. Still relatively early in the season, there are plenty of opportunities remaining to put wins together. So far this season, they've been lacking statistically on both sides of the ball. In Division 4, they rank 95th on offense, scoring an average of 9.3 points per game - on defense, they rank 89th, giving up an average of 36.
For Perry, a playoff run is highly probable. After a 38 - 6 win against the Madison Blue Streaks last week, they come into the game 2-1 projected to finish as the 4th-ranked team in the regional playoff standings. The Pirates come in as the 22nd-ranked offense in Division 4, scoring 36.3 points per game. On defense, they rank 55th, giving up an average of 23.
Prediction: Perry to win (95.85% chance of victory)