The Liberty Union Lions head into Friday as slight underdogs, the Bishop Ready Silver Knights expected to take home the victory by a score of 25-19. One of the more competitive matchups of the week on paper, it should be a treat for fans as they watch the Lions and the Silver Knights battle it out on the field. Fans on both sides head into Friday expecting the win but only one of the two can come out on top. A rematch from their game last season, this matchup will be a good gauge on how each team has improved or regressed. Last year, the Silver Knights got the better of the Lions, winning by a score of 35-7.
Bishop Ready is looking like an early playoff bubble team after missing out on the postseason in 2019. After a 19-7 loss against the St. Charles Cardinals, they sit at 1-2 and are projected to finish 6th in the regional playoff standings. They could use some improvement on both sides of the ball - on offense, they rank 73rd in Division 5 with 18.3 points per game; on defense, they give up 27 points per game, which ranks 72nd.
Liberty Union comes into the week looking to improve their position in the standings. It is early in the season but, coming into Friday's game 0-3, they are projected to finish the season ranked 20th in the regional playoff standings. The Lions have struggled thus far on each side of the ball. Scoring 16 points per game, they rank 80th in Division 5. Defensively, giving up 33.7 points per game, ranks 86th in the division.
Prediction: Bishop Ready to win (82.77% chance of victory)