NEWSPAPERS — Here are final results from Week 9.
MARK WEEK 9
IN POWER POINTS CONTEST
Normally it’s those glitzy numbers put up by quarterbacks, receivers and running backs that generate all the attention around the water cooler on Mondays.
But occasionally it’s the much smaller numbers that seem more notable, if not impressive.
Take those snake-bitten San Diego Chargers. For two weeks in row,they were in the lead with exactly one second remaining in the game — and lost both times. Two weeks ago, Denver hit a touchdown pass on the final play of the game to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Then, on Sunday, the Chargers scored on the final play of the game against Las Vegas, but replay reversed the call and the Chargers lost again.
Then, consider the Tampa Bay Bucs’ effort agains New Orleans. Tampa Bay set an all-time NFL record by rushing the ball only five times in the game — including a kneel-down at the end.
Good things come in small packages, they say, but not this time.
At the other end of the numbers jamboree were two contestants in Pennsylvania who tallied perfect scores of 136 points in Week 9 of the POWER POINTS Football Contest.
Sen Kreiser, of Myerstown, emerged as grand prize winner when his Tiebreaker guess that 52 points would be scored in the Baltimore Ravens game proved closer than Cleonia’s Fred Fischer’s guess of 53.
He entered the contest through The Merchandiser newspaper in Lebanon.
Local winners were:
Butler… Sheri Field, Butler 724-283-1164 (131 points)
Caldwell… Ike Hayes, Caldwell, 740-732-4776 (4796?) (112 points)
Centralia… Mike Gherardini, Shattuc 226-3519 (129 points)
Corry… Jen Albers, Corry 923-2178 (115 points)
Council Grove… Barbara Adams, CG 767-5536 (111 points)
Dickinson Co. … Jason Martin, Herington 785-366-6239 (117 points)
Hobbs… Clay Murrish, Hobbs 631-3303 (126 points)
Kane… Mary Bizzak, Kane 837-8724 or 594-4794 (119 points)
Lebanon… Sean Kreiser, Myerstown 717-269-4134 (136 points and TB1 of 52 beats Fred Fischer, Cleonia, also with 136 points)
Rawlins… Danny Hernandez, Rawlins 307-328-2127 (125 points)
Ridgway… Kathy Laughlin, Ridgway 772-3379 (116 points)
Rockport… Cal Watts, Rockport 830-263-1414 (125 points)
Rock Springs… James Sanchez, Rawlins 350-7345 (121 points)
St. Mary’s… Marie Gnan, St M. 335-9149 or 834-1958 (115 points)
Taylorville… Dorothy Mayer, T-vill. 825-5527 (118 points and TB1 of 37 beats Ken Montgomery, T-vill., also with 118 points)
Towanda… David Erweed (David E. Freed?), Towanda 265-5865 (115 points)
Trenton… Arnie Arneson, Trenton 654-4186 (127 points)
Walla Walla… Ken Mitchell, W 540-0557 or 540-0560 (121 points and TB1 of 47 beats Boyd Mansen (Royal Hanson?), M-C, OR, also with 121 points)
Warren… John Sabat, Clarendon 688-5716 (116 points)
Xenia… L.C. Jones, Xenia 376-4405 (121 points)