Friday's road team, the Greeneview Rams are looking to continue what's looking like a run at the playoffs as they take on the Greenon Knights. The Rams are already in good shape, projected to finish 6th in the Region 24 playoff standings. On the other hand, the Knights are projected to finish 10th in Region 20, which would not earn them a playoff berth. Greeneview comes into the game as the favorite, projected to come away with a 42-21 victory. For Greenon, the inferior team on paper, this is a chance to ride the home crowd and prove themselves capable against a solid opponent. However, for Greeneview, the expectation is a decisive road victory. 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 Rams defeated the Knights by a score of 42-21.
Greeneview comes into the game on a 3-game winning streak. After last week's 30-8 win against the Madison Plains Eagles, they are 5-4 and look to continue the positive momentum. The Rams offense will look to continue to improve as they've scored an average of 42.5 points per game over their last 2 games, up from their season average of 22.9, which ranks 63rd in Division 6. They rank similarly on defense, coming in at 41st in their division, allowing 21.7 points per game. That number has generally gone up in recent weeks as they've given up an average of 4 points in their last 2 games.
Greenon will look to continue the momentum of their 4-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 52-14 win against the Southeastern Local Trojans last week, bringing their record to 7-2. The Knights score an average of 45 points per game, which ranks 18th in the state offensively. In recent weeks, they've scored at an even more impressive rate, an average of 55.5 points over their last 2 games. Their defense ranks 45th in their division giving up an average of 22.3 points per game, but they've been improving with each game - over the last 4 weeks, they've allowed an average of 12.25 points.
Prediction: Greeneview to win (93.16% chance of victory)