With two weeks left in The Leader’s Pigskin Pickers contest, during which local business people pick the winners of high school, college and NFL football games, Richard Cramer led James Moroschak by four games and Keith Miller and Micah Fulcher by six.
It seemed like an unsurmountable lead, but turns out it wasn’t.
Fulcher went 17-3 over the final two weeks to tie Cramer (Homer Skelton Ford) and then won a 10-game picking tiebreaker to beat him by one game.
The Leader awarded Fulcher, the owner of 51 Pawn in Atoka, a half-page advertisement and $200, which Fulcher donated to the Munford Touchdown Club, the booster club for Munford High School football.
Fulcher described Cramer, with whom he graduated from Munford High in 1993, as a “life-long best friend.”
“We go way back,” said Fulcher. “We kind of stick together on this end of the county. We like to see how bad we can beat the guys on the north end.”
Fulcher presented the check to Munford High coach Slade Calhoun on Jan. 5.
“I went back and checked to see who was picking against us in certain weeks,” Calhoun said with a laugh. “I like to see who the loyal Munford pickers are. I notice the ones who aren’t Munford guys pick against us more frequently.”
Miller, representing King Cotton Autogroup, finished third and Moroschak of Homer Skelton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram took fourth.