Football Contest: Pinebluff Resident Breaks Tie
Well, the good news from my point of view is that I actually had a decent week. After three weeks of mediocrity, I finally had my breakout week.
More on that later, as I'm sure my faithful readers really don't care how I did, but want to know who won the money.
It was a really good week for Mike Bowyer of Pinebluff, Tim Cameron of Carthage and Steve Lassiter of Pinehurst. They all went 17-3 for the week. So let's go to the tiebreaker, which just so happened to be the Georgia Tech versus Va. Tech game. I will say this -- not many people picked Georgia Tech to travel to Blacksburg and handle the Hokies with ease. But they did, with the boys from Georgia beating the boys from Virginia by a 38-27 score. That means 65 points were scored in the game. And that means that Bowyer gets the $50 first-place check based on his tiebreaker total of 38.
Then comes Mr. Cameron, who had 33 points for his tiebreaker, and now has a check for $30 for finishing second. Of course, that leaves Lassiter, who gets the $20 third-place check based on his tiebreaker total of 30.
Obviously, not many people thought a lot of points were going to be scored in the game.
Now, nine people came in with 16-4 records. They were Holly Hill of Pinehurst; Harold Harkess of Aberdeen; Dorothy Maag of Pinehurst; Willie Nicholson of Red Springs; Brad Robbins of Whispering Pines; Brian Rock of Aberdeen; Dorothy Rock of Southern Pines; Paul Tilton of Whispering Pines; and Mike Weaver of Southern Pines.
Now, I'll tell you that I also went 16-4, and now sit at 48-32 in the overall race. That is no where near the mark that Dale Kellis of Candor has established in the early going of the season-long contest. He keeps the top spot with a 60-20 record, but David Hale of Seven Lakes is closing in on him. Hale is 59-21. Last week, two games separated Kellis and Hale.
For a more complete list of leaders, look to the end of this column.
But first I have to make my weekly journey into guessing the winners. They will be: Chicago, Carolina, Minnesota, New England, Green Bay, New Orleans, Indy, Washington, Arizona, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Denver, LSU, Georgia, ECU, Miami, California, Texas.
60-20 -- Dale Kellis of Candor
59-21 -- David Hale of Seven Lakes
58-22 -- Mike Weaver of Southern Pines
56-24 -- Mike Bowyer of Pinebluff, Will Lassiter of Pinehurst, Barry Miller of Pinebluff, Brad Robbins of Whispering Pines
55-25 -- Chase Blake of Southern Pines, Dorothy Maag of Pinehurst, Paul Tilton of Whispering Pines
54-26 -- Jimmy Boyd of Lakeview, Charles Johnson of Raeford, Matt Rock of Carthage
53-27 -- Dal Butler of Robbins, Cecil Brewer of Pinebluff, Michael Ed Brown of Robbins, Justin Flinchum of Robbins, Michael Gantt of Pinehurst, Steve Lassiter of Pinehurst, Lee Maurath of Vass, Willie Nickerson of Southern Pines, Marvin Purvis, Elkin, Johnny Robbins, Carthage and Larry Richards, Concord.
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