Advocate News Football Contest Karson Trede wins in week 12


Week 12 of the Advocate News Football Contest proved difficult to predict during rivalry week in college football. Several games came down to the wire, causing a significant shake-up at the top of the weekly standings in the contest’s final week of 2021.

The tie-breaker score was 69, the total number of points in Michigan’s 42-27 win over Ohio State.

Karson Trede of Durant won first place and $25 this week, missing three games and guessing 91 for the tie-breaker.

Troy Harmel of Walcott won second place and $15 this week, missing two games and guessing 60 for the tie-breaker. Harmel won in a previous week, keeping him out of first place for a second time.

Ben Brown of Wilton won third place and $10 this week, missing four games and having a tie-breaker prediction of 63.

This week’s scores included: NC State 34, North Carolina 30; Michigan 42, Ohio State 27; Alabama 24, Auburn 22; Oregon 38, Oregon State 29; Michigan State 30, Penn State 27; Minnesota 23, Wisconsin 13; Oklahoma State 37, Oklahoma 33; Washington State 40, Washington 13; Florida 24, Florida State 21; Army 31, Liberty 16; Illinois 47, Northwestern 14; Virginia Tech 29, Virginia 24; Kentucky 52, Louisville 21.

Thanks to all contestants who played the 2021 Football Contest. Weekly sponsors included: 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 were accepted. Forms of other colors from past years were disqualified.

Also a tradition since 2010, the Football Contest had a “12 weeks, 12 winners” theme. Participants were 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 was limited to one first place finish.)