Football season … and contest … fast approaching

It’s almost kick-off time for Webster Parish Journal’s Football Pick’em Contest.

Each weekly winner over the life 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. 

Anyone 18 and older is eligible to participate. All it takes is an email address and a combination of skill and a little luck. Every week, local high school football games, four college teams and four pro teams will be on the ballot, which will include tie-breakers based on total points of two selected teams. 

Signing up for the contest only takes a couple of minutes. When it’s closer to time, we will publish the link and all you have to do is log on and pick’em. And just like the Journal, there’s no cost to enter. 

Entries will be open for the first week’s games Tuesday, August 29 and will remain open until 4 p.m. Thursday before the listed games. Weekly winners will be notified and announced in the following Wednesday edition of the Journal.

This year, our celebrity pickers are Sibley Mayor Jimmy Williams, Minden Mayor Nick Cox, Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker, Minden Police Chief Jared McIver and WPJ celebrities Curtis Mays, Pat Culverhouse and Josh Beavers.

Celebrities are not eligible to win prizes … they just get bragging rights.

So fire up your phones or computers and get ready to pick’em.