The Upper Scioto Valley Rams and the Perry Commodores 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 Rams are expected to finish 5-5, good for 14th in Region 28. The Commodores are projected to finish 12th in Region 28 at 4-6. Upper Scioto Valley will be the favorite, projected to come out on top by a score of 29-26. As slight road favorites, the Rams come in hoping to edge out the Commodores on their home field. 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 Rams have won 3, a trend they hope to continue. In the most recent season's matchup, the Commodores proved superior, winning 40-6.
Upper Scioto Valley is 3-3 after their 42-14 win against the Ridgemont Golden Gophers last week. This week, they look to build on that victory on the way to what they hope will be a strong finish to the season. So far this season, they've been lacking statistically on both sides of the ball. In Division 7, they rank 47th on offense, scoring an average of 24.7 points per game - on defense, they rank 46th, giving up an average of 23.5.
Perry will look to continue the momentum of their 3-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 40-14 win against the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers last week, bringing their record to 3-3. The Commodores come in as the 24th-ranked offense in Division 7, scoring 30.3 points per game. On defense, they rank 68th, giving up an average of 29.3.
Prediction: Upper Scioto Valley to win (73.81% chance of victory)