9-21-2018 Friday Night Lights Preview

Another week, another Friday filled with football. We break down the biggest matchups this Friday and predictions along with it. Updated scores, rankings, and analysis will follow this weekend.

Biggest Matchups of Week 5

4A
09/21/2018 4A 8 ( 3- 1) Fort Dodge 4A 10 ( 1- 3) Southeast Polk 119.26 -2.64 54%
The Southeast Polk Rams will host the Fort Dodge Dodgers in an extremely close top 10 matchup. When it comes to team strength the results of this game will have a big determination on whether Fort Dodge can win against top opponents after losing to Indianola in week 3. On top of that, this is a conference matchup and is crucial for both teams when it comes to playoff seeding.

3A
09/21/2018 3A 4 ( 3- 1) Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3A 5 ( 4- 0) Sioux City Heelan 119.90 0.39 51%
In another big conference matchup, the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriors will travel to Sioux City to take on the Crusaders. Both teams are exceedingly strong with Sergeant Bluff-Luton only loosing to the current #1 team Council Bluffs Lewis Central. With the spread so low this is essentially an even game with either side able to win.

2A
09/21/2018 2A 3 ( 4- 0) Van Horne Benton 2A 12 ( 2- 2) LaPorte City Union 91.47 -17.63 76%
The Van Horne Benton Bobcats will travel and play the La Porte City Union Knights. Van Horne Benton has their sights set on maintaining an undefeated season by getting their 5th straight win. We’ve set the favorite win percentage at 76% so don’t count the Knights out just yet as there’s a 1/4 chance for an upset.

1A
09/21/2018 1A 3 ( 4- 0) West Branch 1A 1 ( 4- 0) Bellevue 110.80 5.43 58%
Finally, we come to 1A were the #1 ranked Bellevue Comets will host the West Branch Bears in a matchup of undefeated teams. Both Bellevue and West Branch have had easy matchups up to this point so we’ll see the true strength of both teams. Interestingly enough, West Branch has a bye next week but will still play a total of 9 games.