Week 10 brings about a big game for both the Monroeville Eagles and the St. Paul Flyers as it could ultimately decide the postseason fate of either one. The Flyers can currently expect to finish the season 4th at 9-1. For the Eagles, postseason chances aren't quite as high as they are projected to finish 18th in Region 26. The Flyers are the favorites on Saturday, projected to win the game by a score of 44-7. The Flyers rank 86th in the state while the Eagles rank 581st in the state and 57th in Division 7. While the Flyers look forward to a potentially dominant home victory, the Eagles come in looking for the huge upset. 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 Flyers have won 5, a trend they hope to continue. In the most recent season's matchup, the Flyers proved superior, winning 37-7.
Monroeville is 2-7 after their 28-20 win against the Mapleton Mounties last week. This week, they look to build on that victory on the way to what they hope will be a strong finish to the season. While the Eagles offense has not been particularly great, ranked 61st in Division 7 with 20.6 points per game, they have improved in recent weeks, averaging 28 points over their last 2 contests. On defense, they rank 66th in the division, giving up 29.3 points per game.
St. Paul tallied up a 42-6 win against the New London Wildcats last week, bringing their record to 8-1 - they'll look to add to the win column once again on Saturday. The Flyers are undeniably one of Division 7's best offenses, averaging 39.2 points per game, which ranks 5th. In their last 4 games, they've been even better, scoring 45 points per game. While recent games have affected averages negatively, their defense is one of the best as well. They rank 3rd in their division, giving up an average of 8.1 points per game.
Prediction: St. Paul to win (99.99% chance of victory)