The first football contest is in the books and we have a familiar winner, Salem’s Wayne Sowers. He missed three of the 15 games to top all other contestants.
Wayne’s only misses were picking Duke over Boston College, Washington over the Cardinals and Monday’s Las Vegas win over the Saints. By the way, no one in the contest picked the Raiders to win that Monday night game.
For his efforts Wayne will receive a $50 gift certificate from Mac & Bob’s and a large blizzard from Dairy Queen in Salem. Those are great prizes, and we didn’t have as many entries as usual, I assume due to the pandemic. For $50 worth of food at Mac & Bob’s and a blizzard from Dairy Queen for dessert, you might want to give the contest a try.
One word of caution to our contestants. A couple of you did not pick the final six games on the right side of the entry blank, so that went as six misses. The final three-column box with “SUBSCRIBE TODAY,” right above the entry blank, will have six games and you need to pick them, in order, on your entry. We don’t have as many advertisers this year, again due to the pandemic, so the last six games have been going in that box. If you want to advertise there, please call Randy Thompson at 540-230-1129. Everyone picking the games will see your advertisement every week of the football season and it doesn’t cost a lot.
For last week’s “Quick Change” question I asked you what you’re missing most about football. I got several good answers but my favorite was from Tyler Coe of Salem who wrote, “I can’t hit anyone in flag football,” in reference to the recreation season eliminating tackle football for the kids this fall. Tyler can’t hit anyone but his parents will get a free oil change from Valvoline on West Main Street in Salem.
For this week’s Quick Change question tell me who will score more points this week, Virginia Tech or Virginia, and how many. Put your answer in the space marked “The Quick Change.” It’s the first game for each and we’ll be excited to watch those two state teams play this Saturday.
At least that’s the plan as I write this story on Tuesday. –Brian Hoffman