The Hillsdale Falcons come into the second round of the playoffs projected to get a victory over the Carey Blue Devils by a score of 32-17. However, anything can happen in the playoffs so you can throw mathematical predictions out the window. The playoffs are the best time of the year but also come with a great deal of drama as many powerhouses will even see their seasons cut short. Each week, it's do or die and, after this week is complete, half of the current playoff teams will be eliminated. Hillsdale comes in as Division 6's 13th-ranked team. Carey comes in ranked 43rd. A new game on the schedule for both teams, it should shape out as an unpredictable affair. Strategically, this might lead to complications that could throw off the gameplan of either team.
Hillsdale is currently on a 2-game winning streak, which they hope to continue on Saturday. Coming off of a 25-21 win against the Northmor Golden Knights, they are 8-3 and their confidence continues to build as they finish up the year. The Falcons 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 20 points - this season they've averaged 25.2, which ranks 52nd in Division 6. Defensively, they haven't been the strongest either in terms of points allowed. They give up 15.1 points per game, ranking 16th in their division.
Carey is no stranger to winning recently as they come off of a 3-game winning streak, including last week's 50-41 win against the Western Reserve Rough Riders. That brings their record to 6-5 as they look to add another notch to the win column. The Blue Devils offense will look to continue to improve as they've scored an average of 40 points per game over their last 3 games, up from their season average of 23.7, which ranks 63rd in Division 6. On defense, they rank 39th in the division, giving up 21 points per game.
Prediction: Hillsdale to win (94.54% chance of victory)