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February 19, 2010For the second time in three years, the Bearden Bears have been announced as a winner of the State Farm Friday Night Feats after submitting video to the contest.
The Bears were awarded $2,500 after winning the contest held on the popular video hosting website YouTube. The contest ran from September 14 through November 22, 2009.
The winners were decided by a fan vote, and the video of a 96-yard touchdown pass from QB Defonta Lowe to receiver Jarrell Moore.
In a quote given to Hootens.com, State Farm spokesman Gary Stephenson stated: "It was especially exciting to see Bearden in the winning column for the second time. State Farm salutes the Bears, and their fans. We are glad to again be able to make this presentation to Bearden High School."
The Bears won the $15,000 grand prize in 2007 for a video submitted of a punt return for a touchdown.
Out of all of the videos submitted, 51 were selected as the best of the best. Those 51 schools from across the nation won $2,500, while a panel of judges selected 10 video clips to be voted on by the fans for the grand prize.
The top three plays earned an additional $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000 for their schools, while the total in cash awards to all schools involved was over $157,000.
Mount Mansfield Union High School of Jericho, Vermont won the grand prize, while Bassick High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Rockdale HS, Rockdale, Texas rounded out the Top Three.
To view all of the videos submitted, Click Here. The video submitted by Bearden is shown below.
Bearden also submitted the following video, but it was not recognized.
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