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?
DAYTON DAILY NEWS Last Week: (first week) Season: (first week) 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
COLUMBUS THISWEEK PICKS Last Week: (first week) Season: (first week) 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
OHIO 12 PACK Last Week: (first week) Season: (first week) 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