The Archbold Blue Streaks begin this year's postseason with a major challenge as the Coldwater Cavaliers come into the game projected to win by a score of 38-11. The playoffs are the best time of the year but also come with a great deal of drama as many powerhouses will even see their seasons cut short. Each week, it's do or die and, after this week is complete, half of the current playoff teams will be eliminated. Coldwater comes in as Division 6's 1st-ranked team. Archbold comes in ranked 17th. A new game on the schedule for both teams, it should shape out as an unpredictable affair. Strategically, this might lead to complications that could throw off the gameplan of either team.
Coldwater will look to rebound this week after their Marion Local Flyers in their last game. Particularly in recent weeks, the Cavaliers offense has struggled to put points on the board. In their last 3 games, they've put up an average of 19 points per game. Throughout the course of the season, they've averaged 35, which ranks 26th in Division 6. The defense hasn't been much better statistically, giving up an average of 16.5 points per game, which ranks 23rd in their division.
Archbold will look to continue the momentum of their 4-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 38-0 win against the Wauseon Indians last week, bringing their record to 9-1. The Blue Streaks offense is one of the most high-powered in their division, particularly in recent weeks. For the year, they rank 16th in Division 6 with 38.1 points per game. Over the last 4 weeks, they've scored an average of 38.1. While their offense is solid, the defense deserves equal credit for the season's successes. Their 16 points allowed per game ranks 21st in the division and continues to get better week by week - in their last 2 games, they've given up just 3.5 points per game.
Prediction: Coldwater to win (97.41% chance of victory)