The Coldwater Cavaliers enter the second week of the playoffs against the St. Henry Redskins in a game they're projected to win by a score of 29-13. It's do or die for each team as always in the postseason. Regardless of the outcome, each team can take comfort in the fact that they had a successful enough season to get here, but only one team will be satisfied with the result as the other's season will end on a loss. The Redskins, one of the top teams in Division 6, come into the game ranked 11th. The Cavaliers come in ranked 3rd. A rematch from earlier in the season, look for this to be one of the more emotional battles of the week. In the regular season, the Redskins won 28-10 so the Cavaliers will be looking for revenge. Last season, they played as well, the Cavaliers beating the Redskins 13-10.
St. Henry comes into the game on a 5-game winning streak. After last week's 37-7 win against the Mechanicsburg Indians, they are 9-2 and look to continue the positive momentum. The Redskins offense will look to continue to improve as they've scored an average of 40 points per game over their last 2 games, up from their season average of 32.1, which ranks 31st in Division 6. On defense, they're not much better statistically. They rank 4th in their division, allowing 9.3 points per game. However, they have improved as the season's gone on, giving up an average of 6.25 points over their last 4.
For Coldwater, Saturday is a chance to expand on a 2-game winning streak after their 49-14 win against the Deer Park Wildcats brought their record to 9-2. While the Cavaliers haven't been the most high-powered offense throughout the season, they have been improving week to week. In the last 2 weeks, they've averaged 37.5, up from their season average of 32.5, which ranks 30th in Division 6. Defensively, giving up 17.8 points per game, they rank 31st in the division.
Prediction: Coldwater to win (99.62% chance of victory)