After the ThisWeekSPORTS.com Predictions Panel whiffed on two of six unanimous picks in Week 8, we wondered what would happen in Week 9 when there were four more. Well, we lost two as Westerville South and Thomas Worthington pulled upsets. This week there are three unanimous picks, and we’ll be smart and leave it at that.

As for our Lone Wolf picks, when one panelist goes against the other 14, Scott Hummel lost the only one as the staff dropped to 3-13 in those picks. The panel is closing the regular season in style as there are six of those picks.

As for Week 9, five staffers went 11-4, including Jeff Stevenson, who extended his lead to three games over Scott Gerfen, who also went 11-4, and Frank DiRenna.

A reminder: It’s been an exciting regular season, but we’re not stopping now. As in years past, we’ll continue these predictions through the state finals.

Enjoy Week 10!

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8-1, 2-0 DeSales at 8-1, 2-0 Hartley

Stallions: Blackledge

Hawks: Baker, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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7-2, 3-1 Dublin Coffman at 6-3, 4-0 Upper Arlington

Shamrocks: Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Resnik, Thompson, Ulrey

Golden Bears: Baker, Gerfen, Purpura, Stevenson

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3-6, 3-3 Hilliard Bradley at 3-6, 1-5 Delaware

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

Pacers: Purpura

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4-5, 3-3 Thomas Worthington at 5-4, 4-2 Olentangy Berlin

Cardinals: Cochran

Bears: Baker, Blackledge, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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3-6, 0-4 Franklin Heights at 0-9, 0-4 Newark

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

Wildcats: Thompson

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8-1, 4-0 Olentangy Orange at 6-3, 2-2 Westerville South

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

Wildcats: DiRenna

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6-3, 1-3 Westerville Central at 5-4, 2-2 Olentangy

Warhawks: Cochran, DiRenna, Hennen, Hummel

Braves: Baker, Blackledge, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hulkenberg, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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0-9, 0-6 Columbus West at 0-9, 0-6 Briggs

Cowboys: Blackledge, Cochran

Bruins: Baker, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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4-5, 4-1 Northland at 6-3, 4-1 Beechcroft

Vikings: Cochran, Dolan, Purpura

Cougars: Baker, Blackledge, DiRenna, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

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6-3, 0-2 Watterson at 4-5, 0-2 St. Charles

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

Cardinals: Hennen

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7-2, 5-0 Teays Valley at 7-2, 4-1 Bloom-Carroll

Vikings: Baker, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Hennen, Hummel, Purpura, Stevenson, Resnik, Thompson

Bulldogs: Blackledge, Gerfen, Hulkenberg, Ulrey

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5-4, 2-1 Johnstown at 7-2, 2-1 Heath

Johnnies: Blackledge, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Thompson, Ulrey

Bulldogs: Baker, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Hummel, Purpura, Stevenson

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3-6, 1-3 Central Crossing at 5-4, 1-3 Marysville

Comets:

Monarchs: Unanimous pick

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8-1, 4-0 Groveport at 6-3, 3-1 New Albany

Cruisers: Unanimous pick

Eagles:

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6-3, 5-1 Marion-Franklin at 6-3, 3-3 Columbus South

Red Devils: Unanimous pick

Bulldogs:

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Standings

Jeff Stevenson 11-4 last week, 98-37 overall

Frank DiRenna 9-6, 95-40

Scott Gerfen 11-4, 95-40

Steve Blackledge 10-5, 93-42

John Hulkenberg 10-5, 92-43

Patrick Dolan 10-5, 91-44

Eric Frantz 11-4, 91-44

Andy Resnik 10-5, 90-45

Jarrod Ulrey 11-4, 89-46

Lee Cochran 8-7, 88-47

Scott Hennen 8-7, 88-47

Dave Purpura 7-8, 87-48

Ryan Baker 11-4, 84-51

Scott Hummel 6-9, 79-56

Neil Thompson 7-8, 78-57