11-16-2017 Tri-City Area Sports


Lynch gains a game but Hildebrand retains lead in the race for top AQB

By Kristy Noack

This week the Tri-City Record Armchair Quarterback contest went a little topsy turvy as a couple of ‘back made their move up the leaderboard.

The AQBs were evenly split on the Watervliet/Jackson Lumen Christi game, so that created some movement. Add into the mix was a lone AQB picked Saugatuck over Cassopolis and Miami to top Notre Dame and upsets aplenty sent shivers through the docket.

However, when the dust settled, Tim Hildebrand retained his spot at number one.

It was Rodney Lynch who posted the best weekly record. Lynch went 6-2 for first place.

RoxAnn Rodney-Isbrecht and Hildebrand both went 5-3 for the week, so the Watervliet tie-breaker game came into play.  Jackson and Watervliet combined for 66 points, giving Rodney-Isbrecht the nod in second place with her 78 point guess.

Hildebrand held onto third place as he predicted 80 points would be scored in that contest.

Greg Krell and Bryan Conrad each put up 4-4 records for the week, so their placement came down to the tie-breaker game as well.

Krell crept into fourth place; he guessed 77 points would be scored.  That left Conrad in fifth place with his 98 point guess.

Rounding out the field in sixth place was Chris Leach, who went 3-5 for the week.

Overall, Hildebrand retained the lead with an overall record of 72-24.

Lynch moved up a game and is now in sole possession of second place. His overall record is 71-25 and he gained one game on Hildebrand and Rodney-Isbrecht.

Rodney-Isbrecht is in third place overall with a 70-26 record. Only two games separate first place from third.

Krell held onto fourth place. He posted a 64-32 overall record.

Conrad gained a game this week, and Leach lost one, which means they are tied for fifth place and hold identical 60-36 records.

As high school football closes out for the season, more college and professional games will be added to the roster.

This week, the ‘backs must determine the winners of the following contests:

Edwardsburg @ River Rouge

Maryland @ Michigan State

Michigan @ Wisconsin

Navy @ Notre Dame

Texas @ West Virginia