We’re adding to the predictions this year in people and style.
In addition to picking each game, the panelists at ThisWeek SPORTS.com will give a comment about one of their selections, giving valuable insight or a reason for you to shake your head.
As we get ready to kick off this year, we’ll take a look back at how last season ended.
Eric Frantz, senior writer at MaxPreps.com, won for the third time. He went 142-64 to finish six games ahead of Lee Cochran and Jeff Stevenson, who both finished 136-70.
Rounding out the standings were Patrick Dolan and Jarrod Ulrey (both 134-72), Frank DiRenna (127-79), Andy Resnik (124-82), Scott Hennen, John Hulkenberg and Scott Hummel (all 122-84), Neil Thompson (120-86) and Brad Emerine and Dave Purpura (both 118-88).
While Frantz offered to spot everyone five games, we instead brought in reinforcements in Ryan Baker, co-host of the AM820 Scoreboard Show, and Steve Blackledge, sportswriter at The Columbus Dispatch. It should be pointed out that Frantz won the title in his first season.
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