Who We Say Wins: Picking the Winners in Week 1


Here’s who we say wins…

This year we continue our annual attempt to pick against and with the Dayton
Daily News
and ThisWeek News in Columbus. We’re also bringing back the Ohio 12 Pack our statewide slate of big games.
Here’s who we say wins on opening weekend. Do we like your team’s chances? 

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a pressence in the paper for this, but my mug returns to the line-up this season. That’s not the only change. Instead of 20 games, the new DDN pickers challenge is going to be run in conjunction with the WHIO TV Pick Six Competition. We’re going to pick six games – not 20 – a week.

DDN 2012 Pickers
Marc Pendleton (Dayton Daily News staff writer)
Mike Hartsock (WHIO TV Sports Director)
Eric Frantz (JJHuddle Managing Editor)
Greg Billing (Dayton Daily News Reporter)
John Boyle (Cox Newspaper Sports Editor)
Maggie Short (Dayton Daily News staff writer)

Eric Frantz’s Dayton
Daily News Picks Week 1

Alter vs Fairmont: Alter
Spingfield Shawnee vs Springfield Catholic: Shawnee
Chaminade Julienne vs Troy: CJ
Centerville vs Elder: Elder
Minster vs Fort Loramie: Minster
Carlisle vs Franklin: Franklin

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to Play the WHIO Pick Six

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This year I’m making my debut in the ThisWeekSports.com picks. According to the official TW pickers page I’ve been “added to the panel.” And I’m honored. This will be a good time.

ThisWeek Pickers:
Eric Frantz (JJHuddle Managing Editor)
Scott Hennen (ThisWeek staff writer)
Aaron Blankenship (ThisWeek staff writer)
Patrick Dolan (ThisWeek staff writer)
Lee Cochran (ThisWeek Managing Editor/Sports and Photography)
Brad Emerine (ThisWeek staff writer)
Andy Resnik (ThisWeek staff writer)
Jarrod Ulrey (ThisWeek staff writer)
Don Delco (ThisWeek web producer)

Eric Frantz’s Columbus
ThisWeek Week 1 Picks:

Walnut Ridge at Upper Arlington: UA                         
Pickerington Central at Cincinnati Colerain: Colerain
Dublin Scioto at Canal Winchester: Canal Winchester                    
Gahanna at DeSales: Gahanna                                                 
Dublin Coffman at Dublin Jerome: Coffman                          
Davidson at Grove City: Davidson                                          
Westerville South at Groveport: Westerville South                               
Marysville at Bradley: Bradley                                         
New Albany at Reynoldsburg: Reynoldsburg                                 
Kilbourne at Olentangy: Olentangy                                         
Liberty at Orange: Liberty                                                 
Pickerington North at St. Charles: Pick North                             
Big Walnut at Westerville Central: Westerville Central                           
Brookhaven at Marion-Franklin: M-F                                
Westerville North at Franklin Heights: Westerville North  

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to see ThisWeek Staff Picks

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As always, here’s our bonus section where we pick 12 other BIG games around the state. Week 1 offers a great mixture of rivalries, tradition and top-ranked teams.

Week’s 12 Pack
Youngstown Mooney at Cleveland St. Ignatius: St. Ignatius
Lima Central Catholic at Delphos St. John’s: LCC
Ironton at Wheelersburg: Wheelersburg
Tiffin Columbian at Clyde: Columbian
Granville at Johnstown-Monroe: Johnstown
Patrick Henry at Pemberville Eastwood: Patrick Henry
Middletown vs Cincinnati St. Xavier: Middletown
Benedictine at Boardman: Benedictine
Coldwater at Kenton: Coldwater
Tri-Valley at Licking Valley: Tri-Valley
Glenville vs St. Edward: St. Edward
Amanda-Clearcreek at Columbus Hartley: Hartley



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