Canton man wins Pigskin Picks contest in 5-way tiebreaker

Published on Monday, 26 November 2012 11:35 - Written by

In what is believed to be the closest Pigskin Picks contest in recent history, if not ever, Ignacio Acevedo of Canton was the overall winner of the 2012 Pigskin Picks high school football game results prediction contest offered through

Acevedo was one of at least five contestants tied with 70 correct game predictions (out of a possible 80), and the accuracy of his pick of the Henderson-Van game score put him at the top, according to the computer algorithm that breaks ties in the contest.

Acevedo predicted that Henderson would win, 42-28. The actual final score was Henderson 48, Van 21.

Finishing second through fifth overall, respectively, were Rodney Easley of Grand Saline, Randy Cunningham of Baytown, Bill Owen of Tyler and Sandra Edwards of Chandler. All four also had 70 out of 80 games picked correctly, and each had picked Henderson over Van in the tiebreaker game. But their predicted scores were not quite as accurate as Acevedo's.

The contest lasted 12 total weeks, and for final overall results, eacg player's top eight weeks were tallied.

In the final weekly competition, Spud Griffin of Arp was the winner, one of at least five players correctly predicting the winners of nine out of 10 games, and picking Henderson over Van in the tiebreaker. As in the overall standings, the accuracy of Griffin's prediction of the final score was what separated him from the others. Finishing second through fifth, respectively, were Scooter Fortner of Riesel, Texas; Glenn Kleeburg of Tyler, Dave Morse of Sanger, Texas, and Sheridan Slaton of Tyler.