‘Football Mania’ starts this week
For decades, the start of football season has meant more than Friday night lights, Saturday night rankings and Sunday night parties in Lockhart.
Once again this year, the start of the Lions” varsity football season marks the beginning of the Lockhart Post-Register”s popular “Football Mania” contest. Football Mania – You Think You Know Football will feature 18 high scho
ol, college and pro contests each week and give participants the chance to test their ability at picking the winners.
Each week from Aug. 31 – Dec. 15, the three top winners will receive up to $25 in gift certificates from participating businesses – not to mention bragging rights in one of Lockhart”s favorite friendly competitions.
“I”ve been playing this contest for so many years,” said Larry Simmons, Jr., one of last year”s biggest winners. “There are a lot of good people that they laugh when they beat me, and I laugh when I beat them… I just love sports, and I like the bragging rights.”
Simmons, like many other Football Mania contest entrants, is an avid football fan who follows games closely, and has a particular strategy for picking his winners.
He will not, however, share that strategy.
Football Mania contest entry forms will be available each week in the Lockhart Post-Register. To be considered for the weekly prizes, entries must be returned to the Lockhart Post-Register offices by 5 p.m. on Fridays.