The Wyoming Cowboys are looking to mount a deep playoff run, which they hope will end in a state championship, beginning with a game they're projected to win 40-13 over the Milton-Union Bulldogs. The playoffs are an interesting time of year as 7 teams fulfill their most ambitious goal in winning a state championship while the other 217 playoff teams will end their season with a loss. This matchup is no different as the winner will continue their playoff run while the loser will end its 2019 season with a loss. Milton-Union comes in as Division 4's 34th-ranked team. Wyoming comes in ranked 1st. 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.
Milton-Union is currently on a 2-game winning streak, which they hope to continue on Sunday. Coming off of a 49-13 win against the Carlisle Indians, they are 8-2 and their confidence continues to build as they finish up the year. Scoring an average of 39.1 points per game on offense, the Bulldogs rank 6th in Division 4. They've been even more explosive in recent weeks, scoring an average of 51.5 over their last 2 games. Their defense ranks 41st in their division allowing an average of 20.4 points per game, but they have shown improvement in recent weeks - in their last 2 games, they've given up an average of 10 points.
For Wyoming, Sunday is a chance to expand on a 10-game winning streak after their 21-18 win against the Indian Hill Braves brought their record to 10-0. The Cowboys offense is one of the most high-powered in their division, particularly in recent weeks. For the year, they rank 16th in Division 4 with 35.2 points per game. Over the last 5 weeks, they've scored an average of 35.2. While recent games have affected averages negatively, their defense is one of the best as well. They rank 1st in their division, giving up an average of 4.8 points per game.
Prediction: Wyoming to win (99.99% chance of victory)