Advocate News Football Contest

Ken Bland wins football contest week one


Week 1 of the Advocate News Football Contest provided several close games and a couple upsets for contestants. A log jam of players with five losses vied for the title this week, with the tie-breaker coming into play to find who was in the money.

The tie-breaker score was 16, the total number of points in Iowa’s 13-3 win over Iowa State.

Ken Bland of Wilton won the $25 top prize this week, missing five games and guessing 31 for the tie-breaker.

Cody Barclay of Durant took second place and $15 this week, missing five games and guessing 38 for the tie-breaker.

Dennis Buhman of Durant took third place and $10 this week, missing five games and having a tie-breaker prediction of 40.

This week’s scores included: North Scott 21, Pleasant Valley 14; Clinton 27, Burlington 14; Tipton 28, Durant 14; West Branch 31, Williamsburg 7; Wilton 22, Mid-Prairie 6; Iowa 13, Iowa State 3; Clemson 28, Texas A&M 26; Missouri 40, Wyoming 13; Indiana 20, Virginia 16; Kentucky 27, Florida 16; Penn State 51, Pittsburgh 6; Stanford 17, USC 3; Boise State 62, UCONN 7; California 21, BYU 18; Arizona State 16, Michigan State 13; Navy 22, Memphis 21; Colorado 33, Nebraska 28.

Be sure to play week 2 of the football contest. You may cut out the form in the newspaper or forms are available from our following advertisers: Westfair Drug, Gerdau, Casey’s General Store (Durant and Wilton locations), CBI Bank & Trust, Toyota of Muscatine, Family Eye & Contact Lens Center, Community Bank & Trust, Liberty Trust & Savings Bank, Sinclair Tractor, Keller’s Home Furnishings (Tipton), Wilton Bank office of DeWitt Bank & Trust, Wilton Auto, The Junction Grill & Bar, Durant Collision and Latta Harris Hanon & Penningroth CPAs.

A reminder that only this year’s YELLOW contest forms and forms from the paper are accepted. Forms of other colors from past years will be disqualified. Patronize our local advertisers today to pick up forms!

Also a tradition since 2010, the Football Contest will have a “12 weeks, 12 winners” theme. Participants are limited to one first place finish over the 12-week period of the contest. (All winners can continue to play week-to-week, but each entrant is limited to one first place finish.)