In a week 10 matchup with major playoff implications, the Brecksville Bees go on the road to face off against the Wadsworth Grizzlies. The Bees enter the game projected to finish 3rd in Region 6 at 8-2. The Grizzlies come in projected to finish 5th in Region 6 at 7-3 The Bees come into the game as 6-point favorites and expect to take home the victory and ultimately complete their pursuit of the postseason. Better on paper, the Grizzlies come into the game ranked 36th in the state, hosting a Bees team that comes in ranked 170th in the state and 36th in Division 2. With two teams coming in expecting the win, we won't know for sure who's the better team until they take the field on Friday. Having matched up in 2018, there is a degree of familiarity between the two. Last season, the Grizzlies beat the Bees 33-0.
Brecksville is currently on a 6-game winning streak, which they hope to continue on Friday. Coming off of a 57-31 win against the North Royalton Bears, they are 7-2 and their confidence continues to build as they finish up the year. Scoring an average of 42.2 points per game on offense, the Bees rank 4th in Division 2. They've been even more explosive in recent weeks, scoring an average of 55 over their last 2 games. Their defense ranks 60th in their division giving up an average of 26 points per game, but they've been improving with each game - over the last 4 weeks, they've allowed an average of 20.25 points.
Wadsworth is no stranger to winning recently as they come off of a 5-game winning streak, including last week's 49-35 win against the Twinsburg Tigers. That brings their record to 7-2 as they look to add another notch to the win column. Scoring an average of 40.3 points per game on offense, the Grizzlies rank 8th in Division 2. They've been even more dominant in recent weeks, scoring an average of 57.5 over their last 2 games. Their defense allows an average of 25.9 points per game, which ranks 59th in their division.
Prediction: Brecksville to win (98.83% chance of victory)