Week 1 Results

COVID CAN’T STOP

UNLIKELY ACHIEVEMENT

IN POWER POINTS CONTEST

So how do we know that this is the COVID year of 2020?

Here’s how:

To start, nary a beer nor a brat was served at 12 of the 16 NFL stadiums that hosted games in Week 1 of the new season.

Also, The GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) Tom Brady spent his afternoon throwing interceptions in a losing cause as quarterback of the — wait for it — Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

And this: Defending NFC champion San Francisco lost its season opener — at home — to Arizona.

Finally, for the first time since 2007 the revered Gjallarhorn, part of a mythological Norse tradition, was not sounded to announce the opening of the Minnesota Vikings home game.

Of course some signs of the normal times did peek through. Seattle’s quarterback phenom Russell Wilson went 31-35 for 322 yards and four touchdowns to whip Atlanta. And, of course, the Jets lost.

Finally, the POWER POINTS Football Contest embarked on its 31st season of providing newspaper readers big chances to win big prizes — including a potential $1,000 prize each week.

In keeping with the oddities of the day, one of the smallest participating newspapers produced the Grand Prize in Week 1 of the contest. Donna Snider, of Council Grove, KS, tallied 121 of the possible 136 points to take home Grand Prize honors. She entered the contest through the Council Grove Republican newspaper in Council Grove, KS.

Local winners were:

Beaver Creek… (no entries)

Butler…  Michael Vavro, Butler 991-9615 (116 points)

Caldwell… Mike Kovel, Caldwell 581-0136 (88 points)

Centralia… Mel Fitch, Inha, IL (?) 618-322-6705 (116 points)

Chanute..  (no entries)

Chicago…  ( points)

Corry… (no entries)

Council Grove… Donna Snider, CG 727-5596 (5546?) (121 points)

Dickinson… (Dale Kleinschmidt, Herington 366-0745 (107 points)

Fairborn… (no entries)

Hobbs… Joe Hukins, Hobbs 318-3388 (101 points)

Lebanon…  Steven McDaniel, Leb. 269-6349 (115 points)

Ludington… (no entries)

Morgantown…  (no entries)

Parsons…  (no entries)

Rawlins… (no entries)

Ridgway…  (no entries)

Rockport… Dolores Bagley,Fulton727-0558 (107 points)

Rock Springs… Jesse Reed, RS 212-2097 or 362-2918 (108 points)

Taylorville… Kenneth Brown, Kincaid 237-4702 (118 points)

Towanda… Mimi Dziuba,Rome 247-2236 (111 points)

Trenton… Roger Whitney, Brimson 654-0225 (106 points)

Walla Walla…  Nigel Lugo, WW 240-1316 or 200-0199 (116 points)

Welch…  (no entries)

Xenia… (no entries)