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Game Predictions (Week 1)

With the high school football underway, the staff has been busy studying teams and tendencies in preparation not only for another year of award-winning football coverage, but also for our weekly predictions.

The setup is the same as in the past: 15 of the top games in the area to test the ThisWeekSPORTS.com staff. Play along if you like. Hey, that’s how Eric Frantz, managing editor of JJ Huddle, worked his way onto the scene. And look how it paid off; in his second year, he won the title.

Trying to unseat Frantz will be the ThisWeekSPORTS.com staff of Lee Cochran, Managing Editor/Sports and Photography, web producer Don Delco and staff writers Aaron Blankenship, Frank DiRenna, Patrick Dolan, Brad Emerine, Scott Hennen, John Hulkenberg, Andy Resnik and Jarrod Ulrey.

And now, we kick off our season with Week 1 games. 

Thursday’s game 

New Albany at Reynoldsburg

New Albany: Blankenship, Delco, DiRenna, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik

Reynoldsburg: Cochran, Ulrey

Friday’s games

Canal Winchester at Groveport

Canal Winchester: Blankenship, Delco, Emerine, Hennen, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Groveport: Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Hulkenberg

Dublin Jerome at Upper Arlington

Jerome: Delco

UA: Blankenship, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Dublin Scioto at Worthington Kilbourne

Scioto: DiRenna, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Kilbourne: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, Dolan, Emerine

Hilliard Davidson at Grove City

Davidson: Blankenship, Delco, DiRenna, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Grove City: Cochran

Independence at Northland

Independence: Purpura

Northland: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, DiRenna, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Ulrey

Ready at Whitehall

Ready: Blankenship, Delco, DiRenna, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura

Whitehall: Cochran, Dolan, Resnik, Ulrey

Grandview at Centennial

Grandview: Blankenship, Delco, Emerine, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura

Centennial: Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Resnik, Ulrey

Columbus Academy at Grove City Christian

Academy: Blankenship, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik

Grove City Christian: Delco, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Ulrey

Westerville South at Olentangy

South: Cochran, Ulrey

Olentangy: Blankenship, Delco, DiRenna, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik

Walnut Ridge at Watterson

Walnut Ridge: Cochran, Frantz

Watterson: Blankenship, Delco, DiRenna, Dolan, Emerine, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Pickerington North vs. Cincinnati Moeller

North:

Moeller: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, DiRenna, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

Westerville Central at DeSales

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

DeSales:

Olentangy Liberty at Olentangy Orange

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

Orange:

Dublin Coffman at St. Charles

Coffman: Blankenship, Cochran, Delco, DiRenna, Dolan, Emerine, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Ulrey

St. Charles

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