Pick ’em and win money: WPJ holds high school football contest

How well do you know your high school football? Beginning in September, you’ll have a chance to prove your  football knowledge and picking skills in the Webster Parish Journal’s Pick’em contest.

And, each weekly winner over the 10 weeks of the contest will take home $100 plus a $50 gift card from one of our local merchants. Anyone is eligible to participate. All it takes is an email address and a combination of skill and a little luck.

Each week, 10 local and area high school football games plus two tie-breakers based on total points of two selected teams will be posted in the Webster Parish Journal. And just like the Journal, there’s no cost to enter. 

Signing up for the contest only takes a couple of minutes. Simply click on the portal for Pick’em and go from there.

Entries are now open for Friday night games scheduled to begin September 2. Entries will remain open until 4 p.m. each Friday before the listed games. Weekly winners will be notified Sunday, and will be announced in the Wednesday edition of the Journal. A photo of each winner will also be published at the site of the merchant handing out the $50 gift certificate.

Also picking during the contest will be members of the Journal staff plus three well-known local residents and officials. These pickers will not be eligible for the cash prize but will be rewarded by their success.

Winners will be revealed each week, but all picks are kept confidential.

The Webster Parish Journal will publish an extra day (Saturday) during the football season. Look to us for the best coverage of local high school action plus college teams of interest locally.

Good luck and remember entries into the contest, and subscriptions to the Webster Parish Journal, are free.


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