Online Contest Awarded Over $160,000 to more than 50 Schools
BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm® today announced Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School from Cornwall, Ontario as the first prize winner of the Friday Night Feats high school football video contest. Fans voted for Holy Trinity's play titled "Off to the Finals" as the biggest moment of the high school football season earning the school a total of $15,000 on top of the $2,500 finalist nominee award. Austin High School of Sugar Land, TX was awarded the second place prize of $10,000 and Winter Springs High School of Winter Springs, FL earned the third place prize of $5,000.
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The contest – highlighting some of this season's biggest moments in high school football as submitted by players, coaches and fans from across the U.S. and parts of Canada – recognized more than 50 Zone winners who each earned $2,500 for their schools and became eligible to be a finalist. State Farm's panel of judges – Scout.com Recruiting Experts Allen Trieu, Bill Greene and Brandon Huffman; and SIKids.com Kid Reporter Sarah Rodriguez – selected the 10 biggest moments from those plays fans voted as Zone winners.
"The support and passion shown by community members in and around Cornwall was impressive and inspiring," said Heisman trophy winner Doug Flutie. "State Farm is proud to support such communities who share a passion for being there to encourage these important efforts."
To see the winning videos and all of the others submitted this year, visit the State Farm Friday Night Feats contest page at www.FridayNightFeats.com.
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