For the second consecutive week, the majority of readers and players of pick'em had trouble navigating through the game but several readers were able to overcome the upsets to end up ahead of the pack and vie for the top three spots in pick'em.
The winners in week eight action were: Greenwood (36-3), Lutheran (35-7), Beech Grove (45-20), Roncalli (43-25), Southport (46-6), Purdue University (34-31), (NC State 10-3), Western Illinois (36-35), Ohio State (38-17) and Central Michigan (24-21).
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.
Dan McNally and Hanna Anderson only missed one game to while Brent Summers, Lisa Anderson Bryan DeVore, John Faust, Jen McNally and Brian Gallagher only missed two games to fight for third and end up in the coveted top three spots. Dan McNally takes home the top prize since he sent in his picks three days ahead of Anderson. Jen McNally sent her picks in to headquarters on October 3 at 8:32 p.m. just two minutes ahead of Brian Gallagher to capture third-place.
Dan McNally 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). Anderson wins a gift certificate from Chicago's Pizza (1280 US 31, Greenwood) while Jen 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 the last week high school football action of high school football pick'em sponsored by The Southsider Voice.