The Heath Bulldogs enter the week confident that they'll get a win over the Hebron Lakewood Lancers. Heath comes into Friday as a 24-point favorite so they'll be looking to assert their dominance in week 5. The Bulldogs expect a road victory on Friday and have a solid chance of getting one. One of the more familiar matchups of week 5, both teams know what to expect. Heath will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 5 of the last 5 matchups. In 2018's matchup, the Bulldogs came away with a 31-0 victory.
While it's early in the season, Heath does not look in any better of a situation than they were last year regarding playoff contention. They finished last season 4-6 and come into the week with a current record of 3-1. Currently projected at 11th in the region, they'll need every win they can get to earn a spot in the playoffs. They could use some improvement on both sides of the ball - on offense, they rank 47th in Division 4 with 23.5 points per game; on defense, they give up 19.2 points per game, which ranks 47th.
Hebron Lakewood comes into the week looking to improve their position in the standings. It is early in the season but, coming into Friday's game 1-3, they are projected to finish the season ranked 23rd in the regional playoff standings. The Lancers have struggled thus far on each side of the ball. Scoring 13.5 points per game, they rank 88th in Division 4. Defensively, giving up 27.5 points per game, ranks 66th in the division.
Prediction: Heath to win (98.91% chance of victory)