Lakota West @ Mason
Sunday, October 6, 2019
By Staff

One of the most significant games on the schedule for week 7 is a matchup between the Lakota West Firebirds and the Mason Comets. Both teams have a solid likelihood of making the playoffs, the Firebirds projected to finish 5th in Region 4 and the Comets projected to finish 7th in Region 4. The Firebirds are projected to take home the victory on Friday by a score of 21-17. Mason looks to be the superior team on paper, coming into the game ranked 69th in the state while the Firebirds rank 108th in the state and 34th in Division 1. Lakota West comes in expecting to come away with the road victory. However, it looks to be one of the more hotly contested matchups of the week and Mason will be looking to defend their home field and finish the game on top. Having matched up in 2018, there is a degree of familiarity between the two. Last season, the Comets beat the Firebirds 19-0.

Lakota West hopes to build off of last week's 35-0 win against the Oak Hills Highlanders and finish the season strong. Their defense has been one of the best in Division 1, ranking 25th with 18.8 points allowed per game. On offense, they rank 40th, scoring an average of 23.3 points per game.

Mason will look to continue the momentum of their 3-game winning streak, the most recent addition to which was a 35-21 win against the Hamilton Big Blue last week, bringing their record to 3-3. The Comets have struggled thus far on each side of the ball. Scoring 18.7 points per game, they rank 53rd in Division 1. Defensively, giving up 21.2 points per game, ranks 29th in the division.

Prediction: Lakota West to win (87.52% chance of victory) 

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