With the high school football season set to kick off, the staff has been preparing not only for another year of award-winning coverage but also for our weekly predictions.

With the high school football season set to kick off, the staff has been preparing not only for another year of award-winning coverage but also for our weekly predictions.

The setup is the same as in the past: The staff of ThisWeekSPORTS.com will pick the winners from 15 area games. Back for another year are Lee Cochran, ThisWeek managing editor, staff writers Frank DiRenna, Patrick Dolan, Brad Emerine, Scott Hennen, John Hulkenberg, Dave Purpura, Andy Resnik and Jarrod Ulrey and Eric Frantz, managing editor of JJHuddle.com. Joining the fray are Scott Hummel, assistant managing editor for digital, and Neil Thompson, assignment editor.

Everyone will be chasing last year's champion, Emerine, who ended a two-year title run by Frantz.

"This could get ugly quickly," Resnik said after making his picks as only three games had unanimous picks.

"I'm looking for a little beginner's luck," Thompson said as Hummel nodded in agreement.

Beginner's luck? Nah. Good luck to all our teams? You bet.

Enjoy.