Like all high school football teams, we open the season with a clean slate and lofty goals.

And memories of Scott Hennen’s championship last season are distant ... at least to most of us. Returning to the predictions panel is Eric Frantz, managing editor of New to the panel is Jeff Stevenson. Jeff is a former ThisWeek sports staffer who returns each fall to help with the editing of our football previews and our Friday Night Live weekly coverage.

One note of interest: None of the 15 games we predicted were unanimous picks. In our opinion that is a very good start to what is expected to be a very exciting season.

Enjoy Week 1!