The Wyoming Cowboys enter the second week of the playoffs against the Indian Hill Braves in a game they're projected to win by a score of 36-21. 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. The Braves rank 11th in the division while the Cowboys rank 3rd. It's a chance for the Braves to get revenge as, in their regular season matchup, the Cowboys won by a score of 37-7. We'll see if one team can take a 3-1 advantage over the last two years after two matchups last season were split, the Cowboys coming away with the victory by a score of 31-24. However, in the game that mattered most, the Cowboys came out on top 25-0.
After their 63-28 win against the Waverly Tigers last week, Indian Hill is 9-2 and looks to finish the season strong. On offense, the Braves have been one of the best in the state this season, ranking 21st with 43.8 points per game. Recent weeks haven't been quite as explosive as they've averaged 35 points per game but they remain one of the most explosive offenses statewide. On defense, they rank 32nd in their division, giving up an average of 19.4 points per game.
Wyoming will look to continue the momentum of their 11-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 48-7 win against the Northwestern Warriors last week, bringing their record to 11-0. The Cowboys score an average of 46.1 points per game, which ranks 9th in the state offensively. In recent weeks, they've scored at an even more impressive rate, an average of 52.25 points over their last 8 games. While their offense is extremely productive, the defense is what allows them to win games by such substantial margins. Giving up just 6.5 points per game, they rank 9th in the state. In their last 8 games, they've been even more stout, giving up an average of 4.38 points.
Prediction: Wyoming to win (99.53% chance of victory)