The pickings improved dramatically for week three compared to week two of Pigskin Picks.

The contest included a couple of “gimme games” in the Belmont/Baldwyn contest (which was cancelled due to the Bearcats being in quarantine) and the Tupelo game. The Golden Wave were originally scheduled to play Grenada, but the Chargers were also placed in quarantine during game week. Tupelo filled the slot with another opponent who also went into quarantine during the week. The ‘Wave ended up playing and defeating West Lauderdale at home.

In addition, the Falkner at Walnut contest was played Thursday, which is automatically a “gimme,” as well. However, no one picked Falkner to win so it all washed out.

When all the ballots had been counted and graded, ten entries finished at 12-1. Then there was Brad Starling of Corinth, who posted a spotless 13-0 record to win the weekly $25 monetary prize and the title of Pigskin Picks Winner for week three of the high school football season.

There are always the trip-up contests that throw pickers off and there were a couple this week.

First and foremost was the Potts Camp @ Alcorn Central game. The voting was almost split 50/50 while the Pontotoc/Houston contest caused some trouble. And yes, there were a few that chose Smithville to defeat Biggersville. Maybe the Lions decisive victory over the Seminoles will finally convince voters that coach Stan Platt’s No. 2 (1A) team is for real and a solid candidate to make a serious run at the state title.

Pigskin Picks games for week four are included in today’s Daily Corinthian.

As word has spread that this popular feature is actually happening this season despite the fact there are serious concerns as to whether the season will be completed or not, the number of ballots have gradually increased each week. This means more competition in order to win. Many play simply because they enjoy filling out the ballots and picking the winners. But who doesn’t mind winning a cash prize?

As a reminder, be sure the ballot reaches the Daily Corinthian office by 5 p.m. Friday.

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