The Loveland Tigers and the Anderson Redskins 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 Tigers are expected to finish 1-9, good for 23rd in Region 8. The Redskins are projected to finish 9th in Region 8 at 6-4. Loveland will be the favorite, projected to come out on top by a score of 28-24. Fans on both sides head into Friday expecting the win but only one of the two can come out on top. The teams have played each other in each of the last five years so neither is likely to surprise the other. Over their last 5 matchups, the Redskins have won 3, a trend they hope to continue. In last year's installment, the Redskins came out on top by a score of 36-13.
Loveland has dropped each of their most recent 9 games and will look to reverse the negative momentum on Friday. They are currently 0-9 and come off of a 56-8 loss against the Kings Knights. While the Tigers haven't been the most high-powered offense throughout the season, they have been improving week to week. In the last 2 weeks, they've averaged 20, up from their season average of 13.9, which ranks 92nd in Division 2. Defensively, giving up 47.6 points per game, they rank 104th in the division.
Anderson tallied up a 34-31 win against the Walnut Hills Eagles last week, bringing their record to 6-3 - they'll look to add to the win column once again on Friday. The Redskins are undeniably one of Division 2's best offenses, averaging 34.3 points per game, which ranks 19th. In their last 6 games, they've been even better, scoring 41.83 points per game. Their defense allows an average of 22.3 points per game, which ranks 39th in their division.
Prediction: Loveland to win (99.89% chance of victory)