With the kickoff of the high school football season only a day away, it also means the return of the weekly picks from the ThisWeekSPORTS.com sports staff.

With the kickoff of the high school football season only a day away, it also means the return of the weekly picks from the ThisWeekSPORTS.com sports staff. As was the case last season, the entire staff will pick the winners of 15 games each week.

In addition, Eric Frantz, managing editor of JJ Huddle, has been added to the panel and will be joined by Lee Cochran, Managing Editor/Sports and Photography, web producer Don Delco and staff writers Aaron Blankenship, Patrick Dolan, Brad Emerine, Scott Hennen, John Hulkenberg, Andy Resnik and Jarrod Ulrey.

As always, these predictions are for fun and to elicit conversation , not confrontation. With that in mind, we kick off our season with Week 1 games.

Enjoy.

Here are this week's predictions:

New Albany at Reynoldsburg (Game of the Week)

New Albany: Blankenship, Delco, Dolan, Emerine
Reynoldsburg: Cochran, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey

Pickerington Central at Cincinnati Colerain

Central: Blankenship, Cochran, Emerine, Resnik, Ulrey
Colerain: Delco, Dolan, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg

Dublin Scioto at Canal Winchester

Scioto: Delco, Dolan, Hennen
Canal Winchester: Blankenship, Cochran, Emerine, Frantz, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey

Gahanna at DeSales

Gahanna: Cochran, Dolan, Frantz, Resnik, Ulrey
DeSales: Blankenship, Delco, Emerine, Hennen, Hulkenberg

Westerville North at Franklin Heights

North: Blankenship, Delco, Dolan, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg
Franklin Heights: Cochran, Emerine, Resnik, Ulrey

Kilbourne at Olentangy

Kilbourne: Cochran
Olentangy: Blankenship, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey

Olentangy Liberty at Olentangy Orange

Liberty: Blankenship, Cochran, Dolan, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey
Orange: Delco, Emerine

Westerville Central at Big Walnut

Central: Cochran, Delco, Emerine, Frantz, Resnik, Ulrey
Big Walnut: Blankenship, Dolan, Hennen, Hulkenberg

Walnut Ridge at Upper Arlington

Walnut Ridge: none
Upper Arlington: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey

Dublin Coffman at Dublin Jerome

Coffman: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey
Jerome: non

Pickerington North at St. Charles

North: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey
St. Charles: none

Davidson at Grove City

Davidson: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey
Grove City: none

Marysville at Bradley

Marysville:
Bradley: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey

Brookhaven at Marion-Franklin

Brookhaven: none
Marion-Franklin: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey

Westerville South at Groveport

South: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey
Groveport: none