The Bellefontaine Chieftains and the Tecumseh Arrows 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 Chieftains are expected to finish 6-4, good for 17th in Region 11. The Arrows are projected to finish 25th in Region 8 at 1-9. Bellefontaine will be the favorite, projected to come out on top by a score of 29-15. Bellefontaine, who should be able to quiet the home crowd and control the game, will have to prove they can do so on Friday. One of the more familiar matchups of week 10, both teams know what to expect. Bellefontaine will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 5 of the last 5 matchups. In last year's installment, the Chieftains came out on top by a score of 21-0.
Last week, Bellefontaine dropped a game 43-3 against the London Red Raiders. They'll look to get in the win column this week as they hope to finish out the season on a positive note. The Chieftains offense hasn't been particularly great this season in terms of point production, a trend which continues into recent weeks. Over their last 3 games, they've scored an average of 21.67 points - this season they've averaged 28.3, which ranks 48th in Division 3. Defensively, giving up 26.1 points per game, they rank 70th in the division.
For Tecumseh, this week is a chance to flip the momentum after 4 consecutive losses. Last week was a 35-29 loss against the Kenton Ridge Cougars and they'll look to rebound strong on Friday. While the Arrows offense has not been particularly great, ranked 95th in Division 2 with 13.3 points per game, they have improved in recent weeks, averaging 21.67 points over their last 3 contests. On defense, they rank 95th in the division, giving up 37.1 points per game.
Prediction: Bellefontaine to win (97.34% chance of victory)