Oak Harbor @ Woodward
Sunday, September 15, 2019
By HighSchoolBall.com Staff

The Woodward Polar Bears head into week 4 with the odds stacked against them as they take on the Oak Harbor Rockets, a 35-point favorite. Oak Harbor has a 99.94% chance of coming out on top so this one isn't likely to leave much up to the imagination. The Rockets rank 8th in Division 5 while the Polar Bears rank 104th in Division 3. Oak Harbor will look to go on the road and humiliate the Woodward Polar Bears in their own back yard. A rematch from their game last season, this matchup will be a good gauge on how each team has improved or regressed. In 2018, the Rockets defeated the Polar Bears by a score of 27-0.

Coming off of a 35-0 win against the Rossford Bulldogs, the Rockets are projected as their region's 6th-ranked team in the playoff standings. They come into Friday with a 3-0 record and are projected to finish the regular season with a record of 9-1. They've been proficient thus far on both sides of the ball. Their offense ranks 9th in Division 5, scoring an average of 44.3 points per game. Their defense, giving up just 8.7 points per game, ranks 10th in the division.

Woodward 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 25th in the regional playoff standings. The Polar Bears have struggled thus far on each side of the ball. Scoring 8.7 points per game, they rank 99th in Division 3. Defensively, giving up 43 points per game, ranks 104th in the division.

Prediction: Oak Harbor to win (99.94% chance of victory) 

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