By Bob Kelly
The last pick'em for the final week of boys high school football action was not determined until a second tiebreaker as many readers showed their high school football gridiron knowledge in one of the most contested weeks in the popular fan competition.
The winners were: Columbus North (32-29), Beech Grove (49-21), Center Grove 44-41 in OT, Bloomington South (28-0), Greenwood (21-10), Roncalli (28-21), Ball State (31-21), Iowa (49-35), Nebraska (27-22) and Stanford beat Notre Dame 17-10 in the tiebreaker game.
The pick'em winner is determined by who correctly guesses the most winners among that week's slate of games. The first tiebreaker is determined by the reader who guesses closest to the points cored by the winning team in the tiebreaker while the second tiebreaker is determined by the overall score of the game. A third tiebreaker, if needed, is determined by who sends in picks the earliest.
Five readers missed only one game, but it took a second tiebreaker to determine the top two spots in the coveted pick'em sponsored by The Southsider Voice. Dan McNally, Lisa Anderson, Rosemary Kehl, Mike Cahill, and Brent Summers each missed only one game to finish ahead of the field.
Anderson edged Summers on the second tiebreaker as both correctly picked the winner of the tiebreaker game to win by seven points. Anderson's total score of 28 was one off the mark while Summers missed by 17 in the second tiebreaker. McNally was two points better than Lisa Anderson to bring home third-place.
Lisa Anderson comes away with a combo meal from Chick-A-Boom (8028 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite B) and a gift certificate to Jersey Mike's Subs (6815 S. Emerson Avenue). Summers wins a gift certificate from Chicago's Pizza (1280 US 31, Greenwood) while McNally grabs a gift certificate for a cactus blossom or fried pickles appetizer at Texas Roadhouse (270 S. Marlin Drive, Greenwood). Each of the top-three finishers also receives a gift certificate from SportClips, good for 50 percent off any men's or boys service for new clients (ID required) or get a MVP or triple play upgrade (men's or boys) for loyal returning clients. All winners may pick up their prizes at The Southsider Voice office at 6025 Madison Ave
Do not forget to send in your picks for our hoops pick'em once it gets started around the Thanksgiving holiday.