For the third consecutive week, every member of the ThisWeekSPORTS.com Predictions Panel was over the .500 mark. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news, at least as far as our predictions are concerned, is two of our six unanimous picks were won by the team we were picking against … and we sure heard about it.

This week, there are four more unanimous picks. After last week, we’re eager to see how that works out.

Dave Purpura led the panel with a 13-2 record last week, and Jeff Stevenson regained sole possession of the lead by going 11-4 as last week’s co-leader, Frank DiRenna, went 10-5.

Neil Thompson lost our only Lone Wolf pick, in which a staffer goes against the other 14, to drop the staff record to 3-12. Scott Hummel, who is 1-4 on Lone Wolf picks this season, has the only one this week, taking Utica to beat Northridge.

Enjoy Week 9!

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8-0, 3-0 Olentangy Liberty at 7-1, 3-0 Olentangy Orange

Patriots: Baker, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson

Pioneers: Blackledge, Gerfen, Hennen, Ulrey

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5-3, 4-1 Olentangy Berlin at 6-2, 4-1 Dublin Jerome

Bears: Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen

Celtics: Baker, Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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4-4, 3-2 Eastmoor Academy at 6-2, 3-2 Columbus South

Warriors: Baker, Blackledge, DiRenna, Dolan, Gerfen, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Ulrey

Bulldogs: Cochran, Hummel, Thompson

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6-2, 3-2 Grandview at 5-3, 4-1 Columbus Academy

Bobcats: Hennen, Purpura

Vikings: Baker, Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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5-3, 3-1 Whitehall at 7-1, 4-0 Harvest Prep

Rams: DiRenna, Thompson

Warriors: Baker, Blackledge, Cochran, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Ulrey

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7-1, 4-0 Amanda-Clearcreek at 6-2, 4-0 Teays Valley

Aces: Blackledge, Cochran, Frantz, Hummel, Purpura, Thompson

Vikings: Baker, DiRenna, Dolan, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Stevenson, Ulrey

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8-0, 2-0 Licking Valley at 8-0, 2-0 Granville

Panthers: Blackledge, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Stevenson, Thompson

Blue Aces: Baker, Cochran, DiRenna, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Resnik, Purpura, Ulrey

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7-1, 2-0 Heath at 5-3, 2-0 Newark Catholic

Bulldogs: Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

Green Wave: Baker, Frantz

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0-8, 0-3 Utica at 1-7, 0-2 Northridge

Redskins: Hummel

Vikings: Baker, Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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5-2 Steubenville at 7-1 DeSales

Big Red: Blackledge, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hummel, Thompson

Stallions: Cochran, DiRenna, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Ulrey

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3-5 Bexley at 3-5 Ready

Lions: Hennen, Purpura

Silver Knights: Baker, Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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5-3, 1-2 Westerville South at 6-2, 1-2 Westerville Central

Wildcats:

Warhawks: Unanimous pick

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4-4, 3-2 Dublin Scioto at 3-5, 2-3 Thomas Worthington

Irish: Unanimous pick

Cardinals:

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5-3, 1-2 Marysville at 5-3, 2-1 Hilliard Davidson

Monarchs:

Wildcats: Unanimous pick

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7-1, 4-0 Centennial at 4-4, 4-0 Northland

Stars: Unanimous pick

Vikings:

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Standings

Jeff Stevenson 11-4 last week, 87-33 overall

Frank DiRenna 10-5, 86-34

Scott Gerfen 10-5, 84-36

Steve Blackledge 8-7, 83-37

John Hulkenberg 11-4, 82-38

Patrick Dolan 11-4, 81-39

Lee Cochran 8-7, 80-40

Eric Frantz 10-5, 80-40

Andy Resnik 11-4, 80-40

Scott Hennen 12-3, 80-40

Dave Purpura 13-2, 80-40

Jarrod Ulrey 10-5, 78-42

Ryan Baker 8-7, 73-47

Scott Hummel 10-5, 73-47

Neil Thompson 10-5, 71-49

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