This week we continue our annual attempt to pick against and with the Dayton
Daily News and ThisWeek News in Columbus. We've also got our Ohio 12 Pack - our statewide slate of big games.
Here’s who we say wins in Week 9. Do we like your team's chances?
DAYTON DAILY NEWS Last Week: (5-1) Season: (34-14, 71%) Turned in a solid 5-1 week. The only loss? I picked Brookville over my alma mater Bellbrook. Eagles made me pay. The overall race has boiled down to myself and Greg Billing. WHIO sports anchor Mike Hartsock just spent a week in Cancun and forgot to make his picks. I understand.
DDN 2012 Pickers Greg Billing (Dayton Daily News Reporter) 37-11 Eric Frantz (JJHuddle Managing Editor) 34-14 Mike Hartsock (WHIO TV Sports Director) 28-19 Maggie Short (Dayton Daily News Digital Producer) 19-28 John Boyle (Cox Newspaper Sports Editor) 18-29
Eric Frantz’s Dayton
Daily News Picks Week 9 Thurgood Marshall at Dunbar: Marshall Waynesville at Milton-Union: M-U Piqua at Butler: Butler Covington at Ansonia: Covington Minster at Versailles: Versailles Fenwick at Alter: Alter
COLUMBUS THISWEEK PICKS Last Week: (10-5) Season: (89-31, 74%) Still eight back after a 10-win week. Just two out of third place. Start small.
ThisWeek Pickers: Andy Resnik (ThisWeek staff writer) 10-5 97-23 (.808) Jarrod Ulrey (ThisWeek staff writer) 13-2 96-24 (.800) John Hulkenberg (ThisWeek staff writer) 10-5 91-29 (.758) Patrick Dolan (ThisWeek staff writer) 8-7 90-30 (.750) Aaron Blankenship (ThisWeek staff writer) 11-4 90-30 (.750) Eric Frantz (JJHuddle Managing Editor) 10-5 89-31 (.742) Don Delco (ThisWeek web producer) 9-6 89-31 (.742) Scott Hennen (ThisWeek staff writer) 10-5 87-33 (.725) Lee Cochran (ThisWeek Managing Editor/Sports and Photography) 12-3 86-34 (.717) Brad Emerine (ThisWeek staff writer) 9-6 84-36 (.700) Dave Purpura (ThisWeek staff writer) 10-5 68-22 (.756)
Eric Frantz’s Columbus
ThisWeek Week 9 Picks:
Westerville Central at Hilliard Darby: Darby Westerville South at Dublin Jerome: South Franklin Heights at Delaware: Delaware Olentangy at Mount Vernon: Olentangy Olentangy Orange at Big Walnut: Big Walnut Dublin Coffman at Olentangy Liberty: Coffman Marysville at Central Crossing: Marysville Gahanna at Pickerington North: Pick North Grove City at Lancaster: Lancaster Beechcroft at Brookhaven: Brookhaven Centennial at Columbus East: East Northland at Whetstone: Northland Africentric at Columbus South: South Watterson at St. Charles: Watterson Granville at Newark Catholic: Newark Catholic
OHIO 12 PACK Last Week: (9-3) Season: (70-26, 73%) As
always, here’s our bonus section where we pick 12 other BIG games
around the state. Went 9-3. My three losses (Lakota East, New Philly and St. X)? All road teams. Sounds about right.
Week's 12 Pack: St. Ignatius at St. Xavier: Ignatius Lakota West at Colerain: Colerain St. Edward at Moeller: St. Ed Akron SVSM at Massillon Washington: Massillon Mooney at Ursuline: Mooney Wynford at Galion: Galion Wheelersburg at Lucasville Valley: Wheelersburg Leipsic at Liberty-Benton: L-B Turpin at Loveland: Turpin Celina at Elida: Elida Ironton at Oak Hill: Ironton Youngstown Christian at Brookfield: Brookfield