We’re trying to figure out if we’ve saved our best for last or if the regional finals were easy pickings.

After having no one post a perfect record during the regular season or the first two rounds of the playoffs, seven of the 15 members of the ThisWeekSPORTS.com predictions panel posted 7-0 marks, including the top five in the overall standings. That means the leaderboard is unchanged with Scott Gerfen leading Jeff Stevenson by one game, John Hulkenberg and Steve Blackledge by four and Patrick Dolan by eight.

We had one Lone Wolf pick last week and Bloom-Carroll failed to do the job that Neil Thompson predicted to drop the staff’s record to 5-22 in such games.

We have a big week for Lone Wolf picks this week with four panelists going against the rest of the crew, and two of the games involve central Ohio teams as Eric Frantz is taking Trotwood-Madison to beat Hartley and Ryan Baker has Lucas beating Harvest Prep.

The other two are Andy Resnik picking Springfield over Cincinnati Elder and Jeff Stevenson picking Avon over Massillon Washington.

Enjoy the state semifinals!

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Mentor (13-0) vs. Pickerington Central (12-1)

Cardinals: Blackledge, Frantz, Gerfen, Hulkenberg, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

Tigers: Baker, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Hennen, Hummel, Purpura

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Hartley (12-1) vs. Trotwood-Madison (10-3)

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

Rams: Frantz

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Licking Valley (13-0) vs. Poland Seminary (11-2)

Panthers: Unanimous pick

Bulldogs:

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Ironton (12-1) vs. West Jefferson (12-1)

Tigers: Cochran, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Thompson

Roughriders: Baker, Blackledge, DiRenna, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Ulrey

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Harvest Prep (12-1) vs. Lucas (11-2)

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

Cubs: Baker

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Cincinnati Elder (11-2) vs. Springfield (12-1)

Panthers: Baker, Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

Wildcats: Resnik

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Massillon Washington (13-0) vs. Avon (13-0)

Tigers: Baker, Blackledge, Cochran, DiRenna, Dolan, Frantz, Gerfen, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Thompson, Ulrey

Eagles: Stevenson

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Cincinnati La Salle (11-2) vs. Toledo Central Catholic (13-0)

Lancers: Blackledge, Dolan, Frantz, Hennen, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Resnik, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

Fighting Irish: Baker, Cochran, DiRenna, Gerfen

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Aurora (13-0) vs. Mansfield Senior (12-1)

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

Tygers: Cochran, Thompson

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Cincinnati Wyoming (13-0) vs. Clyde (9-4)

Cowboys: Unanimous pick

Fliers:

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Kirtland (13-0) vs. Oak Harbor (13-0)

Hornets: Unanimous pick

Rockets:

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Anna (12-1) vs. Mechanicsburg (11-2)

Rockets: Baker, Blackledge, Dolan, Frantz, Hulkenberg, Hummel, Purpura, Stevenson, Thompson, Ulrey

Indians: Cochran, DiRenna, Gerfen, Hennen, Resnik

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New Middletown Springfield (13-0) vs. East Knox (13-0)

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

Tigers: Blackledge, Hennen, Ulrey

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Maria Stein Marion Local (11-2) vs. Hamler Patrick Henry (10-3)

Flyers: Unanimous pick

Patriots:

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Standings

Scott Gerfen: 7-0 last week; 144-39 overall

Jeff Stevenson: 7-0; 143-50

John Hulkenberg: 7-0; 140-53

Steve Blackledge 7-0; 140-53

Patrick Dolan: 7-0; 136-57

Eric Frantz; 6-1; 133-60

Scott Hennen: 6-1; 132-61

Frank DiRenna: 6-1; 131-62

Andy Resnik: 4-3; 130-63

Dave Purpura: 5-2; 129-64

Lee Cochran: 5-2; 128-65

Jarrod Ulrey: 7-0; 128-65

Ryan Baker: 6-1; 127-66

Scott Hummel: 7-0; 124-69

Neil Thompson: 4-3; 117-76

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