Cash in for $250 picking local high school winners


While readers of the Shreveport-Bossier Journal will enjoy comprehensive, quality daily coverage this football season, they can profit from reading it.

The Journal is launching a weekly High School Football Pickem Contest, giving anyone the chance to win a $250 prize as that week’s top predictor of local prep football games.

The contests will be conducted weekly during the 10-game high school football season. There is no entry charge, just like there is no cost to subscribe to the Shreveport-Bossier Journal.

Participation is very simple for anyone able to access this link:

The Pickem portal opens to a menu of game-by-game matchups, with an easy click to pick winning teams for each contest. Two local games will be used as tiebreakers, with participants predicting the total points scored in those games.

It takes 20-30 seconds to sign up and not much longer than that to make your picks.

Entries are open now for the first week’s contest picking the winners from local games on Sept. 1 and 2. The entries will remain open until 4 p.m. on the first playing date that week (usually Thursday).

One person will win each week’s $250 prize, to be announced in the Journal early the following week as the subsequent Pickem Contest launches. All contest decisions by SBJ management are final.

Every participant will receive a FREE subscription to the Journal, if you’re not already signed up for the easily-navigated, convenient 6:55 a.m. daily e-mail.

A panel of Journal writers and local celebrities will also pick the games each week, but won’t be eligible to win the cash prize. Their individual picks will NOT be publicized, just the week’s final win-loss results and the season’s record for each picker.

The Journal is shifting to publishing all seven days of each week during the football season, providing thorough coverage of local high school sports, along with colleges of local interest (featuring LSU, Grambling, Northwestern and Louisiana Tech) and the NFL, focusing on the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys.

Enjoy it all, for FREE, and enter each week’s contest. You could collect $250!