Week 10 is a chance for the Sandusky Blue Streaks to expand their already-solid playoff chances. They come into Friday projected to finish 7th in Region 10. They host the Perkins Pirates, currently projected to finish 19th in Region 14. Perkins has the edge on paper, entering the game as a 6-point favorite. However, the battle for a postseason bid can only be decided on the field. Fans on both sides head into Friday expecting the win but only one of the two can come out on top. One of the more familiar matchups of week 10, both teams know what to expect. Sandusky will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 3 of the last 5 matchups. In last year's installment, the Blue Streaks came out on top by a score of 43-14.
Perkins comes into the game on a 5-game losing streak, which they hope to put to an end on Friday. Their 47-21 loss against the Columbian Tornadoes last week brings their record to 3-6. The Pirates offense hasn't been particularly great this season in terms of point production, a trend which continues into recent weeks. Over their last 4 games, they've scored an average of 11 points - this season they've averaged 24.7, which ranks 54th in Division 4. On the opposite side of the ball, they rank 85th in the division, allowing 35.1 points per game.
Sandusky looks to rebound after a 35-26 loss against the Bellevue Redmen last week, which brought their record to 6-3. Particularly in recent weeks, the Blue Streaks offense has struggled to put points on the board. In their last 5 games, they've put up an average of 25.4 points per game. Throughout the course of the season, they've averaged 32.2, which ranks 28th in Division 3. On defense, they rank 62nd in the division, giving up 24.8 points per game.
Prediction: Perkins to win (98.81% chance of victory)