Sheridan @ Morgan
Sunday, October 27, 2019
By Staff

Friday's road team, the Sheridan Generals are looking to continue what's looking like a run at the playoffs as they take on the Morgan Raiders. The Generals are already in good shape, projected to finish 7th in the Region 11 playoff standings. On the other hand, the Raiders are projected to finish 25th in Region 19, which would not earn them a playoff berth. Sheridan comes into the game as the favorite, projected to come away with a 45-9 victory. The Generals, one of the top teams in Division 3, come into the game ranked 18th. The Raiders, on the other hand, come in ranked 105th in Division 5. Sheridan will look to go on the road and humiliate the Morgan Raiders in their own back yard. One of the more familiar matchups of week 10, both teams know what to expect. Sheridan will hope to continue the recent trend, in which they've won 5 of the last 5 matchups. In last year's installment, the Generals came out on top by a score of 68-7.

Looking to build upon their 2-game winning streak, Sheridan comes into the week at 7-2. After their 60-10 win against the Crooksville Ceramics, they are confident in their ability to finish strong. The Generals offense will look to continue to improve as they've scored an average of 47.5 points per game over their last 2 games, up from their season average of 27.6, which ranks 51st in Division 3. On defense, they haven't been any better statistically, ranking 21st in their division, allowing 15.2 points per game.

Morgan looks to rebound after a 49-13 loss against the Philo Electrics last week, which brought their record to 1-8. The Raiders offense will look to continue to improve as they've scored an average of 19.33 points per game over their last 6 games, up from their season average of 15.9, which ranks 91st in Division 5. Defensively, they'll look to show more signs of improvement after giving up 24.5 points on average in their last 2 games, improved from a On defense, they'll also be looking for improvement, which they have shown signs of in recent weeks. Over their last 2 games, they've allowed an average of 24.5 points, an improvement over their 100th-ranked 40.9 points allowed per game on the year.

Prediction: Sheridan to win (99.99% chance of victory) 

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