Time to sign up for the WPJ Pick’em contest

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

Each weekly winner over the 10 weeks of the contest will be on the receiving end of $100 and will have their photo taken at our title sponsor Under Dawgs Sports Grill, the gathering place featuring a home-field atmosphere. In addition to the $100, weekly winners will receive a $50 gift gas card courtesy of Car Giant, serving Minden by providing quality cars. A photo will be taken there, too.

In addition to the money and gas card, Minden Attorney Jimbo Yocom of Yocom Law Firm will award each weekly winner a cap featuring the winner’s favorite team either high school, college or pro. Winners will pick their cap at Minden Athletic, suppliers of athletic gear since 1973.

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 on 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 https://tinyurl.com/WPJPickem and go from there.

Entries are now open for this week’s games scheduled to begin September 1. Entries will remain open until 4 p.m. each Thursday before the listed games. Weekly winners will be notified and announced in the following Wednesday edition of the Journal. 

Also picking during the contest will be members of the Journal staff – Pat Culverhouse, Josh Beavers and Paige Nash, plus three well-known local residents and officials – Sibley Mayor Jimmy Williams, Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper and Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker. These pickers will not be eligible for the cash prize but will be rewarded by their success.

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.