One of the most competitive matchups of week 3 pits the Clinton-Massie Falcons against the Bishop Fenwick Falcons. The Falcons are projected to win by a score of 28-27 in what is essentially a toss-up game. The Falcons head into Friday ranked 83rd in the state and will travel to take on a fellow top-100 team as the Falcons come in ranked 41st. With no definitive indication over who is truly the better team, each side will have to make its case on the field come Friday. A rematch from their game last season, this matchup will be a good gauge on how each team has improved or regressed. Last season, the Falcons beat the Falcons 21-18.
Last week's 67-13 win against the Norwood Indians brought Bishop Fenwick's record to 1-1. Their postseason hopes alive and well, the Falcons are projected to finish 7th in their region. Offensively, they've been solid. Scoring an average of 40.5 points per game, their offense ranks 11th in Division 3. On defense, giving up an average of 30.5 points per game, they rank 80th in the division.
For Clinton-Massie, last week's 24-23 loss against the Avon Lake Shoremen brings their record to 1-1. Projected to finish 3rd in the region with a 8-2 record, they'll likely be looking at playoffs if they can meet expectations. The Falcons are one of the best teams in Division 4 on both sides of the ball. Their offense, ranked 9th in the division, scores 41 points per game. The Falcons defense ranks 24th, giving up 12.
Prediction: Clinton-Massie to win (92.34% chance of victory)