INDIANA -- Football season is here, which means it's time for the Hickory Husker Pigskin Pick'em! This is your opportunity to compete with other Varsity Club members in a fun contest where you can display your knowledge of Indiana high school football.
The basic concept of the contest is simple. From a list of 9 teams, you select one as your pick each week of the regular season. The number of points you are awarded for that week is your pick's margin of victory in their game (points will be subtracted if they lose!). Each team on the list can be picked only once; therefore, you should attempt to use each team as your pick in a week when you think they will have a big win. The contestant with the most points at the end of the season will be our champion!
Please note these specific rules:
Picks must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (include your real name or your Varsity Club username with your pick - however you want to be listed in the standings).
Only teams on the list can be used as picks.
Each team on the list can be used only once.
Picks can be sent in one week at a time, multiple weeks at a time, or you can send in all your picks for the season in one email -- your choice.
Picks are due by 6:00 pm ET Friday each week.
Picks that have been submitted can be changed as long as the change is received by the deadline for that week.
If a game for one of the teams on the list is postponed, points for it will be awarded when the game is played on its rescheduled date.
In the event of a tie at the end of the contest, the winner will be the contestant who comes closest to predicting the total combined score of the six teams playing at Lucas Oil Stadium (Triton Central vs. Lapel; Tri-West vs. Western Boone; Pendleton Heights vs. New Palestine) on September 19. Predictions for the tiebreaker must be submitted no later than September 18 at 6:00 pm ET.
Here are the teams for this season's contest:
5A Terre Haute South
4A Fort Wayne Wayne
4A Hammond Morton
3A West Lafayette
2A Evansville Mater Dei
1A Perry Central
After Week 1, a reminder email will be sent the evening before the deadline each week to all contestants who have not yet submitted a pick for that week. Each week's game results and current standings will be posted on HickoryHusker.com.
Join in the fun with your fellow Varsity Club members and send your pick for Week 1 to email@example.com by 6:00 pm ET Friday, Aug. 21!