Advocate News Football Contest: Dave Fratzke wins week one


Week 1 of the Advocate News Football Contest came with the confusion that the COVID-19 pandemic presents. Three of the 13 games in week one were either postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 cases or testing. Those games included Dubuque Wahlert at North Scott, West Liberty at Tipton, and Houston at Baylor. Those games were not counted toward this week’s totals.

The tie-breaker score was 51, the total number of points in West Branch’s 43-8 win over Wilton.

Dave Fratzke of Wilton won the $25 top prize this week, missing one game and guessing 48 for the tie-breaker.

Ed VanZandt of Wilton took second place and $15 this week, missing two games and guessing 49 for the tie-breaker.

Steve Kuehn of DeWitt took third place and $10 this week, missing two games and having a tie-breaker prediction of 56.

This week’s scores included: Assumption 31, Central DeWitt 6; Beckman 28, Cascade 19; West Branch 43, Wilton 8; UCF 49, Georgia Tech 21; Miami 47, Louisville 34; Pittsburgh 21, Syracuse 10; Bears 17, Giants 13; Cowboys 40, Falcons 39; Cardinals 30, Washington 15; Seahawks 35, Patriots 30.

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: Norfolk Iron & Metal, 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, Keller’s Home Furnishings (Tipton), Sinclair Tractor, Wilton office of DeWitt Bank & Trust, Wilton Auto, LorLen Candles, Gifts & Antiques, Wilton Candy Kitchen, Durant Collision and Latta Harris Hanon & Penningroth CPAs.

A reminder that only this year’s SALMON 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.)