12-07-2017 Tri-City Area Sports


Lynch leaps into sole possession of first place in TCR AQB contest

By Kristy Noack

Rodney Lynch scored a 7-1 weekly record in the Tri-City Record Armchair Quarterback contest last week and leapfrogged into first place by a substantial margin.

With the lead formerly tied between Lynch and long-time leader and fellow competitor Tim Hildebrand, Lynch’s record this week claimed the top spot and gave him a three-game lead over his closest rival.

Each week, six local football fans try their hand at predicting the winner of eight football games. The season includes high school, college, and professional games and culminates in a winner being crowned TCR AQB in February. High school seasons are complete, so only college and pro games remain in the hopper.

The contestants must also determine how many points will be scored in a specially selected game.  The tie-breaker game comes into play if two or more ‘backs record the same record. The AQB who guesses closest to the actual point total wins the higher ranking.

Lynch’s crystal ball was working overtime last week. His 7-1 record was best, and he claimed first place.

Bryan Conrad filled the runner-up position with his 6-2 prediction.

RoxAnn Rodney-Isbrecht and Chris Leach both posted 5-3 weekly records. Their spot in the standings relied on the outcome of the Miami of Florida and Clemson contest. Clemson came out on top 38-3 for a 41-point total.

Rodney-Isbrecht secured third place with her 48-point guess, which left Leach in fourth place; she predicted 54 points would be scored.

Greg Krell’s 4-4 record gave him fifth place on the docket, and Hildebrand slid into sixth place for the week with a 3-5 record.

Overall, Lynch moved into the top spot with his 90-30 record. He is now three games ahead of second-place Rodney-Isbrecht. She holds an 87-33 record.

Trailing Rodney-Isbrecht by one game with an 86-34 record is Hildebrand. He is now four games from the top spot.

Fourth place overall is held by Krell; he sports a 78-42 record. Krell is fending off a fast approaching Leach and Conrad, who are tied for fifth place with 77-43 records.

This week, only one college football game is on the roster. Army faces Navy and will be the tie-breaker game. The games for this week’s predicting are:

Army vs. Navy

Chicago @ Cincinnati

Detroit @ Tampa Bay

New Orleans @ Atlanta

Minnesota @ Carolina

Washington @ LA Chargers

Seattle @ Jacksonville

NY Jets @ Denver

Is Detroit on the ropes after their 44-20 loss to Baltimore? Is another loss on the horizon for the struggling Bears? Will Lynch’s lead continue next week or will a new AQB reign supreme? Check back next week to find out!