Who We Say Wins: Picking the Winners in Week 1

This year we continue our annual attempt to pick high school football game winners. We’re going to go head-to-head again with the staff at ThisWeek News in Columbus and we’re also bringing back our statewide slate of big games. Here’s who we say wins on opening weekend. Do we like your team’s chances?

Who We Say Wins: Week 1

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Last Year: (T1, 44-16, 73%)
The Dayton Daily News is no longer having its writers and personalities pick high school football game winners. Too bad. The feature used to be somethng everyone locally looked forward to, but times change. That being said, glad I was able to tie Greg Billing for first last year in the final official run. Moving forward, were going to continue to pick Miami valley-area games via the WHIO TV Pick Six Competition. You can play too…

Eric Frantz’s Pick Six Picks Week 1
Alter vs Fairmont: Alter
Spingfield Shawnee vs Springfield Catholic: Shawnee
Covington vs St. Henry: Covington
Milton-Union vs Miami East: Milton-Union
Greenville vs Eaton: Greenville
Tecumseh vs Fairborn: Tecumseh

Click Here to Play the WHIO Pick Six


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Last Year: (T7, 114-36, 76%)
This year is my second in the ThisWeekSports.com picks. Last year I finished mid-pack. Improvement is the goal. Last year’s winner was Andy Resnik.

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)
Dave Purpura (ThisWeek staff writer)
Jarrod Ulrey (ThisWeek staff writer)
John Hulkenberg (ThisWeek staff writer)
Don Delco (ThisWeek web producer)

Eric Frantz’s Columbus ThisWeek Week 1 Picks:
Olentangy at Canal Winchester: Canal
Watterson at Walnut Ridge: Watterson
Jerome at Coffman: Coffman
Kilbourne at Scioto: Scioto
Franklin Heights at WVL North: Franklin Heights
Grove City at Davidson: Davidson
Bradley at Marysville: Bradley
Boardman at Darby: Darby
Jonathan Alder at Thomas: Thomas Worthington
Gahanna at Wayne: Wayne
Marion-Franklin at Upper Arlington: Marion-Franklin
Reynoldsburg at New Albany: New Albany
Orange at Liberty: Liberty
Pickerington Central at Centerville: Pickerington Central
DeSales at Westerville Central: Westerville Central

Click Here to see ThisWeek Staff Picks


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As always, here’s our bonus section where we pick additonal BIG games around the state. Last year we only picked 12 games. This year we’re upping it to 20. Week 1 offers a great mixture of rivalries, tradition and top-ranked teams.

This Week’s Games:
Fairbanks @ Galion: Galion
Athens vs Gallia Academy: Athens
St. Edward vs Glenville: St. Edward
Lakota West vs Winton Woods: Lakota West
Mansfield Senior vs Big Walnut: Mansfield
Medina Highland vs Wooster: Highland
Chillicothe vs Johnstown-Monroe: Johnstown
Poland vs Marlignton: Poland
West Holmes vs Wooster Triway: West Holmes
Kenton vs Coldwater: Kenton
River Valley vs Granville: Granville
Wheelersburg at Ironton: Wheelersburg
Ursuline vs Walsh Jesuit: Ursuline
Liberty-Benton vs Wynford: Liberty-Benton
Cuyahoga Heights vs Berlin Center Western Reserve: Cuyahoga Heights
Bellaire vs Steubenville Central Catholic: Bellaire
Delphos St. John’s vs Elida: DSJ
Glouster Trimble vs Nelsonville-York: Trimble
Northmont vs Thurgood Marshall: Northmont
Fort Loramie vs Minster: Fort Loramie


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