The Africentric Nubians and the Eastmoor Academy Warriors 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 Nubians are expected to finish 2-8, good for 22nd in Region 24. The Warriors are projected to finish 12th in Region 11 at 6-4. Eastmoor Academy will be the favorite, projected to come out on top by a score of 47-9. The Warriors come into the game ranked 24th in Division 3 while the Nubians comes in ranked 98th in Division 6. The Warriors will look to prove their superiority as they aim for a dominant showing on Friday. One of the more familiar matchups of week 10, both teams know what to expect. Eastmoor Academy will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 5 of the last 5 matchups. In last year's installment, the Warriors came out on top by a score of 43-0.
Last week, Africentric dropped a game 12-8 against the Marion-Franklin Red Devils. They'll look to get in the win column this week as they hope to finish out the season on a positive note. While the Nubians haven't been the most high-powered offense throughout the season, they have been improving week to week. In the last 3 weeks, they've averaged 35, up from their season average of 22.4, which ranks 67th in Division 6. They rank similarly on defense, coming in at 82nd in their division, allowing 32.3 points per game. That number has generally gone up in recent weeks as they've given up an average of 8.67 points in their last 3 games.
Eastmoor Academy will look to continue the momentum of their 4-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 33-6 win against the Columbus South Bulldogs last week, bringing their record to 5-4. The Warriors offense will look to continue to improve as they've scored an average of 47 points per game over their last 2 games, up from their season average of 24.4, which ranks 64th in Division 3. While the defense hasn't been much better, they have improved lately - while they average 15.9 points allowed per game, which ranks 24th in their division, they've taken that average down to 7.75 points over the last 4 weeks.
Prediction: Eastmoor Academy to win (99.99% chance of victory)