Chad Kirby Leads the Pack Among WJLE’s Fearless Forecasters

October 10, 2019
By: Dwayne Page

Chad Kirby has reclaimed sole possession of first place among WJLE’s Fearless Forecasters as the local pigskin prognosticators prepare for the seventh week of the college football season.

Kirby leads the pack with an overall record of 56-34 followed by Darrell Gill and Dewain Hendrixson each at 54-36. The guests (combined) have a record of 52-38. John Pryor and the James Gang (Grant and Jeff James) each own a record of 51-39. Ricky Atnip is 50-40, Jacob Parsley, Will Graham, and Jared Davis are each at 49-41, and Scott Brown is 47-43.

For the week, Chad Kirby and Will Graham tied for the best record at 9-6. Darrell Gill, Ricky Atnip, Dewain Hendrixson, and the guest County Mayor Tim Stribling each went 7-8. The James Gang, Jacob Parsley, and Scott Brown each were 6-9. John Pryor was 5-10 and Jared Davis was 4-11.

Five of the forecasters hit their underdog picks last week. Jared Davis picked up 13.5 points with Virginia Tech’s win over Miami 42-35. Dewain Hendrixson got 4 points with MTSU’s upset of Marshall 24-13. John Pryor got on the board with 7.5 points as Georgia State upended Arkansas State 52-38. Ricky Atnip has 4 points with Pittsburgh’s win over Duke 33 to 30, and Scott Brown added 4 points to his total as Cincinnati beat UCF 27 to 24.

After six weeks, Jared Davis is the new underdog points leader with 31 followed by Scott Brown 29.5, the guests 14.5, Jacob Parsley 14, Dewain Hendrixson 11, Darrell Gill 8, John Pryor 7.5, the James Gang 4.5 points, and Ricky Atnip 4 points.

Thursday the Forecasters will be picking winners in the following games:

USC at Notre Dame, Penn State at Iowa, Washington at Arizona, Iowa State at West Virginia, Washington State at Arizona State, Nebraska at Minnesota, Oklahoma at Texas, Wyoming at San Diego State, Florida at LSU, Army at Western Kentucky, Memphis at Temple, Arkansas at Kentucky, UNLV at Vanderbilt, Mississippi State at Tennessee, and the Tennessee Titans at the Denver Broncos.

Thursday’s special guest is Brad Halfacre, Manager of Edgar Evins State Park.

Catch the Fearless Forecasters on WJLE Thursday at 4:30 p.m. on AM 1480/FM 101.7 and LIVE streaming at

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