Last week, I asked the Valley’s high school football coaches to predict who would emerge from this weekend’s NFL playoff games victorious and live on to fight for the Super Bowl title.
Now, it’s time to see who was the closest.
NFC championship game: San Francisco 49er’s vs. Atlanta Falcons
Most of the five polled coaches predicted a 49er victory, so this competition comes down to who guessed the closest to the final score – 28-24.
George Goodwin, of Milton, predicted the Niner’s final tally of 28, but he predicted the Falcons would be farther off at 10.
Jeremy Winn, of Lewisburg also predicted a 28-point feat for San Francisco, and he had Atlanta at 17 – one touchdown away from their final tally.
Winn wins this round.
AFC championship game: New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens
In this round, only two coaches predicted Baltimore as the victor – Winn and Jim Keiser, of Danville.
So who was closer to the final score? It’s tough to say.
Keiser predicted a 24-21 game, and Winn predicted a 38-35 game – the actual final score was 28-13.
So it’s a tough call, though I have to hand it to Keiser, who guessed on the side of a lower-scoring game.
But the overall winner of this “guess the winner challenge” is Jeremy Winn, who picked both winners, and was extremely close on the AFC game.
Congrats, Coach Winn!