The Winton Woods Warriors have their sights set on a state championship as they come into a regional final matchup in which they're projected to win 43-21 over the Anderson Redskins. The playoffs are an interesting time of year as 7 teams fulfill their most ambitious goal in winning a state championship while the other 217 playoff teams will end their season with a loss. This matchup is no different as the winner will continue their playoff run while the loser will end its 2018 season with a loss. The Redskins, one of the top teams in Division 2, come into the game ranked 20th. The Warriors come in ranked 4th. There is a certain degree of familiarity between the two teams after they faced off last season. Last season, the Warriors beat the Redskins 52-21.
Anderson is currently on a 3-game winning streak, which they hope to continue on Saturday. Coming off of a 38-35 win against the Troy Trojans, they are 9-3 and their confidence continues to build as they finish up the year. The Redskins offense has been one of the best in the division, especially in recent weeks. For the year, they rank 25th in Division 2 with 34 points per game. Over the last 2 weeks, they've scored an average of 34. Their defense allows an average of 26.8 points per game, which ranks 62nd in their division.
Winton Woods will look to continue the momentum of their 11-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 38-12 win against the Little Miami Panthers last week, bringing their record to 11-1. The Warriors offense is the 12th-ranked offense in Division 2, scoring an average of 37.4 points per game over the course of the season. In their last 6 games, however, they haven't been quite as explosive as they've averaged 30.83 points per game. Their defense gives up an average of 18.5 points per game, ranking 26th in their division.
Prediction: Winton Woods to win (99.74% chance of victory)