The Lake Blue Streaks and the GlenOak Eagles 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 Blue Streaks are expected to finish 6-4, good for 14th in Region 5. The Eagles are projected to finish 18th in Region 1 at 1-9. Lake will be the favorite, projected to come out on top by a score of 26-22. 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 9, both teams know what to expect. GlenOak will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 4 of the last 5 matchups. In last year's installment, the Blue Streaks came out on top by a score of 38-0.
Lake has dropped each of their most recent 4 games and will look to reverse the negative momentum on Friday. They are currently 4-4 and come off of a 51-13 loss against the Perry Panthers. The Blue Streaks 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 17.5 points - this season they've averaged 26.5, which ranks 47th in Division 2. On defense, they rank 40th in the division, giving up 22.5 points per game.
GlenOak comes into Friday looking to put a halt to their 7-game losing streak and build some momentum moving forward. Last week's loss came at the hands of the McKinley Bulldogs, who beat the Eagles by a score of 41-0. The Eagles offense hasn't been particularly great this season in terms of point production, a trend which continues into recent weeks. Over their last 2 games, they've scored an average of 3.5 points - this season they've averaged 14.9, which ranks 62nd in Division 1. On the opposite side of the ball, they rank 70th in the division, allowing 39.5 points per game.
Prediction: Lake to win (96.43% chance of victory)