Football

Game Predictions (Week 6)

Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:04 PM

Those who have been following us know that Dave Purpura re-joined the staff at ThisWeekSPORTS.com after the football season had started. As the champion last season, Purpura showed a keen sense of knowing when to follow a hunch and pick an upset. Evidentially, he knows something the rest of us don’t as he was the only one of the panel to pick Central to beat North in the battle of Pickerington and also Heath to knock off Columbus Academy.

Not to be outdone, Scott Hennen also went out on the limb as the only one to pick Hilliard Bradley to beat Westerville Central and Grandview to topple unbeaten Licking Heights.

In an interesting twist, 3-2 Reynoldsburg was a near-unanimous pick over undefeated Gahanna. 

There were a few more games that divided the staff than last week so we shouldn’t have a repeat of nine staffers going 13-2. However, one game that was a unanimous staff pick last week was Granville over host Licking Valley. That one caught us as the Panthers won 19-14.

At the midway point of the season, Andy Resnik continues to lead the pack, going 13-2 last week to push his overall record to 63-12. A logjam follows with Patrick Dolan (59-16 overall, 13-2 last week), Don Delco (58-17, 13-2), Hennen (58-17, 13-2), Jarrod Ulrey (58-17, 13-2), JJHuddle.com managing editor Eric Frantz (57-18, 13-2), John Hulkenberg (57-18, 13-2) and Aaron Blankenship (56-19, 12-3). Rounding out the pack are Brad Emerine (52-23, 13-2) and Lee Cochran (52-23, 11-4). Purpura followed up back-to-back 12-3 weeks by going 13-2 to move to 37-8.

Now on to week 6:

Big Walnut at Watkins Memorial

Big Walnut: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey
Watkins Memorial: Cochran, Purpura

Hilliard Bradley at Westerville Central

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

Westerville South at Dubiln Scioto

South: Blankenship, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Ulrey
Scioto: Cochran, Resnik

Worthington Kilbourne at Hilliard Darby

Kilbourne: None
Darby: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Olentangy Orange at Mount Vernon

Orange: Blankenship, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Ulrey
Mount Vernon: Cochran, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik,

Gahanna at Reynoldsburg

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

Groveport at Lancaster

Groveport: None
Lancaster: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Pickerington North at Pickerington Central

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

Northland at Columbus East

Northland: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey
East: None

Marion-Franklin at Walnut Ridge

Marion-Franklin: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey
Walnut Ridge: None

St. Charles at DeSales

St. Charles: Cochran, Hennen, Hulkenberg
DeSales: Blankenship, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Watterson at Hartley

Watterson: Delco
Hartley: Blankenship, Cochran, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Heath at Columbus Academy

Heath: Purpura
Columbus Academy: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey

Bloom-Carroll at Canal Winchester

Bloom-Carroll: None
Canal Winchester: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Grandview at Licking Heights

Grandview: Hennen
Licking Heights: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

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