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Football Pick’em Recap: Week 9 presented by Weaver Lumber & Milgard Windows

Four weeks remain in the High School Football Pick’em, sponsored by Weaver Lumber and Milgard Windows and that means time is running out to make up ground with the competitors sitting at the top. Get ready for the final stretch because it’s about to get tougher.

The High School Football Pick’em WILL CONTINUE through the playoffs on Thanksgiving Day weekend. There won’t be very many games but we will be getting creative with the 50/50 choices in the Pick’em every week until a champion is crowned.

Congrats to “mrog” of Redding for being the Weekly Winner for Week 9, earning a free Dutch Bros. Redding Coffee Free Beverage drink. The top five from Week 9 was rounded out by usernames (to keep anonymity) peiball, charles, ZACH and chilepablo, respectively. Note: In the event of a tie with points and tiebreaker, the computer randomly picks a winner. Congrats to you all.

Everyone is still eligible to win the $500 Visa Gift Card for playing for FREE. The person at the end of the season with the most points wins the grand prize. The weekly winners are awarded a Dutch Bros. Coffee Drink.

The tiebreaker counts as 2 points. So if you have a bad week, just hope the tiebreaker falls in your favor.

Here are some stats from last week’s games:
–The public was 8-4 on the week — missing on Shasta over Foothill (12%), Portola over Etna (3%), Live Oak over Pierce (10%) and How Enterprise scoring 15+ or more points against Paradise (11%).
–There weren’t any unanimous picks but 95% of pickers chose West Valley over Lassen, which ended up being a close game with West Valley winning 13-7.
–Nobody picked the bonus/tiebreaker correctly, which was “How many points will the Tri Counties Bank Game of the Week between Foothill (5-3) and Shasta (4-4) be decided by?” The final score was 50-21 so the correct pick was 29+ points. Majority of pickers selected 8-14 points (90%).

Make sure to MAKE YOUR PICKS by Friday at 6 p.m. for Week 10.

Also, check out the Leaderboard to see where you rank so far. It will be updated weekly. The username of ZACH (95 points) is 3 points ahead of alek14 (92 points). Brad, osu1 and hunter are tied for third with 89 points, followed by steelcity and chilepablo with 88 points each. The media leader is T.J. Holmes with 91 points, which is good for third overall, with Tracy Holmes second at 89 points and Franchesca Carrera third with 86 points.

Week 10 games to pick from:
East Nicolaus (8-1) at U-Prep (8-1) — Tri Counties Bank Game of the Week
Tulelake (8-2) at Burney (6-3)
Greenville (6-4) at Redding Christian (8-1)
Red Bluff (0-9) at Enterprise (0-9)
Lassen (7-2) at Shasta (5-4)
Foothill (5-4) at Chico (8-1)
Los Molinos (6-2) at Fall River (7-2)
Wheatland (6-3) at Gridley (4-5)
Live Oak (7-2) at Colusa (5-4)
How many TOTAL points will be scored in the Red Bluff at Enterprise game?
How many different players will score a touchdown in the Lassen at Shasta game?
How many total points will Redding Christian score against Greenville in the 8-man playoffs?
*Tiebreaker/bonus: How many points will the Tri Counties Bank Game of the Week between East Nicolaus and U-Prep be decided by?

T.J. is a national-award winning journalist passionate about local news and telling the story no one else knows about. He’s roamed sidelines, baselines and bleachers in the North State since 2010 and is a content producer from sunup to sundown. Sports are a hobby he shares with his wife Tracy where they’ve spent many dates around a field or court of some sort.

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