The Harrison Wildcats are heading into a week 3 matchup in which they're projected to win by a score of 33-25 over the Anderson Redskins. While they go into Friday with a 68.37% chance of victory, the game isn't played on paper and the Wildcats will need to earn it on the field. Anderson hopes to mount an effort on Friday that will prove that they are, indeed, the better of the two. One of the more familiar matchups of week 3, both teams know what to expect. Harrison will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 3 of the last 5 matchups. In last year's installment, the Redskins came out on top by a score of 35-3.
Anderson comes off of a 28-14 loss against the Hamilton Big Blue, which brought their record to 1-1. They are projected to finish the season 14th in the region with a record of 5-5 - they'll need to do better than that to secure a spot in the postseason. They could use some improvement on both sides of the ball - on offense, they rank 42nd in Division 2 with 29 points per game; on defense, they give up 22 points per game, which ranks 54th.
Harrison comes into the game 1-1 after their 10-7 loss against the East Central Trojans last week. They are projected to finish the season 5th in the regional playoff standings, which puts them towards the top of the playoff bubble. The Wildcats defense ranks 10th in Division 2, giving up 8 points per game. On offense, they score an average of 22.5 points per game, which ranks 58th in their division.
Prediction: Harrison to win (68.37% chance of victory)