Edon @ St. Paul
Sunday, November 3, 2019
By HighSchoolBall.com Staff

The Edon Bombers begin this year's postseason with a major challenge as the St. Paul Flyers come into the game projected to win by a score of 39-17. 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 Bombers, one of the top teams in Division 7, come into the game ranked 24th. The Flyers come in ranked 5th. A new matchup on the schedule for each team, Sunday's game is a chance for each to test its skills and strategies against an unfamiliar opponent. Strategically, this might lead to complications that could throw off the gameplan of either team.

Looking to build upon their 6-game winning streak, Edon comes into the week at 7-3. After their 62-18 win against the Stryker Panthers, they are confident in their ability to finish strong. The Bombers have boasted one of Division 7's best offenses all season, averaging 38.6 points per game, which ranks 6th. In their last 2 games, they've been even better, scoring 49 points per game. Their defense gives up an average of 18.7 points per game, which ranks 27th in their division - in their last 6 games, they've improved, giving up an average of 7.33 points.

Coming off of a 13-0 loss against the Monroeville Eagles, St. Paul, hopes to build some momentum and rebound strongly with a win. The Flyers offense is the 10th-ranked offense in Division 7, scoring an average of 35.3 points per game over the course of the season. In their last 2 games, however, they haven't been quite as explosive as they've averaged 21 points per game. While their defense has given up more points than usual in recent weeks, they deserve every bit as much of the credit for this season's successes as the offense. Over the course of the season, they've given up an average of 8.6 points per game, which ranks 3rd in their division.

Prediction: St. Paul to win (99.73% chance of victory) 

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