State Farm Insurance has awarded Trenton High School $2,500 as the winning entry State Farm’s National "Friday Night Feats" contest.
The video earning the first place prize highlighted a 15-yard touchdown run by student Dylan Dufour in a September 17, 2009 football game against the Pinecrest Panthers. The overpowering run occurred with only 40 seconds remaining in the game with the Tigers trailing 14-11.The Tigers won the season-opening game 18-14.
The contest, which is open across the nation from Sept. 18 until Nov. 29, asked fans to submit videos of their favorite high school plays from the 2009 football season to the YouTube™ site www.youtube.com/fridaynightfeats.The clips could be viewed and favorites voted on at the site.There were more than 20,000 views of the submitted plays in the past four weeks and 111 entries.
Coach Duncan Armstrong submitted the winning entry for Trenton High School.
"Our intent was to provide a national contest to find bold moves and best plays from this year’s high school football season,” said Dan Brooks, Vice President–Agency for State Farm. “State Farm has a long tradition of supporting high school sports and education programs, and we were very pleased with the response to this effort to emphasize one of the positive aspects of youth activities and high school programs.”
Local State Farm agent and THS alumnus, Peter Webb, applauded THS on competing successfully with schools of all sizes across the nation.
The video was produced by students in Armstrong’s Digital Photography class. Mollie Conrad, Patience Lair, Leah Chudzik and Nicole Norman were responsible for the production of the prize winning entry.
The contest continues for a second round and Armstrong and crew are in the process of producing another entry which they hope will result in another win.
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Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267.4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org