OnFocus Week 6 Football Games of the Week: a Preview of Top Matchups

OnFocus Week 6 Football Previews

Top Area Matchups

Almond-Bancroft (2-2, 1-0, Central) @Newman Catholic (4-0, 1-0 Central) (Saturday, 1:00)

OnFocus Computer Prediction: Newman Catholic by 15

Analysis: The Cardinals are averaging 54 points a game. Tri-County suffered blowout losses to open the season, but has rebounded with convincing wins over Niagara and Tri-County. Newman’s firepower should be the difference maker.

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2022 OnFocus Week 6 High School Football Scoreboard

Gilman (4-0, 1-0 CWC East) @Owen-Withee (4-0,1-0 CWC East)

OnFocus Computer Prediction: Gilman by 7 

Analysis: All eyes in 8-Player Football are on this game. Gilman has outscored opponents 224-0 while O-W has had a 209-43 advantage.  Owen-Witthee’s running game has dominated opponents this season, but Gilman has not allowed its opponents to establish any kind of running game. Computer numbers show Gilman has the edge.

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Amherst (3-2, 2-0 CWC Large) @ Weyauwega-Fremont (4-1, 2-1 CWC Large)

OnFocus Computer Prediction: Amherst by 15

Analysis: After two losses to open the season, the Falcons have reeled off three in a row.

Amherst defeated Shiocton 14-7 in Week 3, and Shiocton just shut out W-F 21-0.  Weyauwega-Fremont started the season 4-0, but their four wins were against Pacelli(1-4) and a trio of 0-5 teams(Rosholt, Nekoosa, Spencer/Columbus.) Computer numbers point to a blowout.

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Edgar (4-1, 2-1 Marawood) @Abbotsford (4-1, 2-1 Marawood)

OnFocus Computer Prediction: Edgar by 12

Analysis: After beginning the season 4-0, Edgar fell to Colby 32-6 in Week 5. Edgar’s lone win over a team with a winning record, however, was a 14-0 win over Stratford, and the Wildcats will be out to prove they are worthy of their previous top ranking this season. Abbotsford began the season 4-0 as well, but the Falcons were dominated by Marathon, 56-12 in Week 4. The Falcons’ defeated opponents are winless this season, and Abby is out to prove they are better than their Week 4 performance. Computer numbers give the edge to Edgar.

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Marathon (3-2, 2-1 Marawood) @ Auburndale (6-0, 3-0 Marawood)

OnFocus Computer Prediction: Auburndale by 8

Analysis: Marathon defeated a pair of winless teams(Rosholt, Rib Lake/Prentice) fell to 4-1 Assumption, and lost to 1-4 Stanley-Boyd before downing previously unbeaten Abbotsford in Week 5. Auburndale has throttled opponents this year, outscoring  them 231-8 This game is a potential trap game for the Eagles, who end the year at Abbotsford, host Colby, then at Edgar. Computer numbers point to a higher advantage for Auburndale, but the longtime rivalry in the Marawood factors in.

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Stratford (3-1-1, 3-0 CWC Large) @ Wittenberg-Birnamwood (4-1, 2-1 CWC Large)

OnFocus Computer Prediction: Stratford by 5

Analysis: The Tigers began the season with a tie with Mosinee before falling to Edgar. Since then, they’ve rolled off three straight wins. W-B’s lone loss is to Amherst(3-2, 3-0 CWC Large) by three points. Numbers point to an edge to Stratford, despite the game being on the road.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]