The Miamisburg Vikings and the Beavercreek Beavers 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 Vikings are expected to finish 3-7, good for 14th in Region 2. The Beavers are projected to finish 17th in Region 2 at 2-8. Miamisburg will be the favorite, projected to come out on top by a score of 27-20. Fans on both sides head into Friday expecting the win but only one of the two can come out on top. A rematch from their game last season, this matchup will be a good gauge on how each team has improved or regressed. In 2018, the Vikings defeated the Beavers by a score of 42-7.
After their 38-35 win against the Lebanon Warriors last week, Miamisburg is 2-7 and looks to finish the season strong. While the Vikings offense has not been particularly great, ranked 67th in Division 1 with 12.6 points per game, they have improved in recent weeks, averaging 22.5 points over their last 2 contests. They rank similarly on defense, coming in at 64th in their division, allowing 34.4 points per game. That number has generally gone up in recent weeks as they've given up an average of 29 points in their last 4 games.
For Beavercreek, this week is a chance to flip the momentum after 7 consecutive losses. Last week was a 35-0 loss against the Fairmont Firebirds and they'll look to rebound strong on Friday. Particularly in recent weeks, the Beavers offense has struggled to put points on the board. In their last 2 games, they've put up an average of 3.5 points per game. Throughout the course of the season, they've averaged 15.1, which ranks 62nd in Division 1. Defensively, giving up 42.3 points per game, they rank 71st in the division.
Prediction: Miamisburg to win (94.70% chance of victory)