Advocate News Football Contest: Schumaker wins week one


Week 1 of the Advocate News Football Contest proved very difficult for contestants to predict. There will be 13 games to choose winners for 12 weeks, and there will be a tie-breaker question each week (picking the total score in one of the games). The tie-breaker already came into play in week one.

The tie-breaker score was 44, the total number of points in Iowa’s 27-17 win over Iowa State.

Daren Schumaker of Mount Vernon won the $25 top prize this week, missing six games and guessing 47 for the tie-breaker.

Ed VanZandt of Wilton took second place and $15 this week, missing six games and guessing 50 for the tie-breaker.

Ben Brown and Troy Harmel tied for third place and will split $10 this week, missing seven games each and having tie-breaker predictions of 46.

This week’s scores included: Northeast 42, Durant 28; Wilton 39, Highland 14; Virginia 42, Illinois 14; Oregon 35, Ohio State 28; Pittsburgh 41, Tennessee 34; Iowa 27, Iowa State 17; Arkansas 40, Texas 21; Michigan 31, Washington 10; Vanderbilt 24, Colorado State 21; San Diego State 38, Arizona 14; BYU 26, Utah 17; Stanford 42, USC 28; TCU 34, California 32.

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: 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, Wilton Candy Kitchen, Durant Collision, Arty’s, Wilton Café, The Durant Hub, and Latta Harris Hanon & Penningroth CPAs.

A reminder that only this year’s GREEN 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.)