||FOOTBALL PICKS: Two tie for top spot in third week of picks
By The News staff
Last Updated: October 12, 2017
Two people will share first- and second-place prizes in Week 3 of The Ark Valley News football picks contest.
Eric Thompson and Jason Truman had 16 of 20 correct picks and the closest tiebreaker guess. Each guessed 59. The combined final score of K-State's win over Baylor was 53.
Thompson and Truman will each receive $15 in football bucks.
Two other pickers had 16 correct — Doug Spencer and Ashley Royal. Spencer had the closer tiebreaker guess of 65 to win third place and $5 in football bucks. Royal's tiebreaker guess was 31.
This week's prizes can be picked up at Dr. Tom Troilo's office, 201 W. Main.
Eleven people had 15 correct picks. They were Chad Clark, Debbie Hensley, Steve Jacobs, Erik Riffel, Heath Royal, Erik Schotte, Sarah Shaffer, Ashley Thorne, Braden Tormey, Derek Truman and Jarrod Truman.
Scores will accumulate during the 10-week contest. The overall winner will receive four tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs Dec. 24 home game against the Miami Dolphins, a night's stay at a hotel and $100 in cash.
Through three weeks, Doug Spencer and Eric Thompson were tied for the top spot with 47 points. Jason Truman had 46. Heath Royal and Bob Scantlin had 45.
Sponsors of the contest are Tom Troilo DDS, PA, Valley Offset Printing, Avery Automotive, Casado McKay Companies, D&D Plumbing, Tequila's Mexican Grill, Halstead Bank, Johnson Automotive, Valley Liquor & Smoke Shop, Boyd Accounting Inc., State Farm Insurance, DZ Automotive & Truck Repair, Valley Point Golf Course, Baker Funeral Home, M&M Insurance, Leeker's Family Foods and Bryan's Heating & Air.
2017 Ark Valley News Football Picks
1. New York Jets @ Cleveland Browns (Valley Liquor & Smoke Shop)
2. Carolina Panthers @ Detroit Lions (State Farm Insurance)
3. San Francisco 49ers @ Indianapolis Colts (Casado McKay Companies)
4. Tennessee Titans @ Miami Dolphins (M&M Insurance)
5. Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals (Boyd Accounting Inc.)
6. Los Angeles Chargers @ New York Giants (Tom Troilo DDS, PA)
7. Jacksonville Jaguars @ Pittsburgh Steelers (Johnson Automotive)
8. Arizona Cardinals @ Philadelphia Eagles (Baker Funeral Home)
9. Seattle Seahawks @ Los Angeles Rams (D&D Plumbing)
10. Baltimore Ravens @ Oakland Raiders (Leeker's Family Foods)
11. Green Bay Packers @ Dallas Cowboys (Leeker's Family Foods)
12. Texas Tech @ Kansas (Valley Point Golf Course)
13. Iowa State @ Oklahoma (Baker Funeral Home)
14. West Virginia @ TCU (Avery Automotive)
15. Kansas State @ Texas (DZ Automotive & Truck Repair)
16. LSU @ Florida (Avery Automotive)
17. Notre Dame @ North Carolina (Halstead Bank)
18. Alabama @ Texas A&M (Casado McKay Companies)
19. Wake Forest @ Clemson (Tequila's Mexican Grill)
20. Ole Miss @ Auburn (Valley Offset Printing)
TIEBREAKER (combined final score): Green Bay Packers @ Dallas Cowboys
E-mail picks (and corresponding sponsors) to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at Tequila's, Leeker's or Valley Liquor & Smoke Shop by 6 p.m. Friday. Don't forget the tiebreaker score. Please include your name and phone number.