Glenville @ Rhodes
Sunday, October 27, 2019
By Staff

The Glenville Tarblooders and the Rhodes Rams 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 Tarblooders are expected to finish 7-3, good for 9th in Region 10. The Rams are projected to finish 21st in Region 6 at 4-6. Glenville will be the favorite, projected to come out on top by a score of 38-3. The Tarblooders rank 23rd in Division 3 while the Rams rank 97th in Division 2. Glenville will look to go on the road and humiliate the Rhodes Rams in their own back yard. One of the more familiar matchups of week 10, both teams know what to expect. Glenville will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 5 of the last 5 matchups. In last year's installment, the Tarblooders came out on top by a score of 27-0.

Glenville comes into the game on a 6-game winning streak. After last week's 1-0 win against the John Adams Rebels, they are 6-3 and look to continue the positive momentum. While the Tarblooders offense has not been particularly great, ranked 34th in Division 3 with 30.2 points per game, they have improved in recent weeks, averaging 41.33 points over their last 6 contests. On defense, they're not much better statistically. They rank 8th in their division, allowing 9.7 points per game. However, they have improved as the season's gone on, giving up an average of 1 points over their last 6.

Rhodes tallied up a 28-0 win against the East Technical Scarabs last week, bringing their record to 4-5 - they'll look to add to the win column once again on Friday. The Rams offense will look to continue to improve as they've scored an average of 26.33 points per game over their last 6 games, up from their season average of 18.2, which ranks 77th in Division 2. Defensively, they'll look to show more signs of improvement after giving up 6.33 points on average in their last 3 games, improved from a On defense, they'll also be looking for improvement, which they have shown signs of in recent weeks. Over their last 3 games, they've allowed an average of 6.33 points, an improvement over their 52nd-ranked 24.6 points allowed per game on the year.

Prediction: Glenville to win (99.85% chance of victory) 

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