Tiebreaker separates top three in C-T football contest

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Contestants in the second week of The Courier-Times football contest were separated by just four games from first to last place as the week of football games ended with few upsets.

But the tiebreaker proved to be the difference when it came to finding first-, second- and third-place winners.

Chris Wells, William Leonard and Glenn Long each finished the week with just three losses. They were the only three contestants to notch scores that good. But Leonard came out on top with his tiebreaker prediction that Texax would best West Virginia 41-27. The Longhorns actually won that contest over the Mountaineers by a 42-31 score for a total of 73 points. Leonard’s 68-point total came in just ahead of Chris Wells, who finished in second place with a tiebreaker total of 80 points, just seven points off the final total.

Long claimed third place after he predicted a 38-27 final for a total of 65 points, eight points off the final margin. All three players correctly predicted Texas would win that game.

Leonard, as the first-place winner, will pick up a $30 gift certificate from Timberlake Mart. Wells will claim a $20 gift certificate from Twins Meat Market, while Long wins a $10 gift certificate from Game Time. Winners can collect their winnings at the businesses that sponsored their gift certificate.

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