Week 10 brings about a big game for both the Clear Fork Colts and the Shelby Whippets as it could ultimately decide the postseason fate of either one. The Whippets can currently expect to finish the season 4th at 7-3. For the Colts, postseason chances aren't quite as high as they are projected to finish 9th in Region 14. The Whippets are the favorites on Friday, projected to win the game by a score of 33-32. The Colts rank 10th in Division 4 while the Whippets rank 28th in Division 4. In one that could easily go either way, they'll each take the field with something to prove. A new game on the schedule for both teams, it should shape out as an unpredictable affair. Strategically, this might lead to complications that could throw off the gameplan of either team.
After their 55-20 win against the Marion Harding Presidents last week, Clear Fork is 6-3 and looks to finish the season strong. Scoring an average of 35.9 points per game on offense, the Colts rank 15th in Division 4. They've been even more explosive in recent weeks, scoring an average of 49.5 over their last 2 games. Their defense gives up an average of 19.2 points per game, ranking 34th in their division.
Shelby will be looking to put together a win streak coming off of a 17-7 win over the River Valley Vikings last week, which brings their record to 6-3. The Whippets rank 16th in Division 4 on offense, scoring an average of 35.7. However, over the last 3 weeks, their average is down to 23.33 points per game. On defense, they rank 39th in their division, giving up an average of 19.7 points per game.
Prediction: Shelby to win (65.94% chance of victory)