Congratulations to our contest winners!

This past fall, BEK Communications and your area businesses and schools held a unique contest where the contestant and/or the hosting school(s) score $500 every time!

It’s the football contest that has a winner at every game.  That’s $3000 this season and here’s how it worked:

  • One contestant was drawn at each location for a chance to win $500 during this half-time event.
  • The contestant drawn chose to punt, pass or kick through the goal post from the 5 yard line for $50, the 10 yard line for $100 and then the 25 yard line for $250.
  • The contestant chose when to use his/her punt, pass and kick options but had to use all three methods to complete the contest.
  • If the contestant was successful at all three methods, he/she won a $100 bonus! Total possible winnings of $500.
  • The amount not won, of the $500 available winnings, was donated to the school(s) hosting the game. Each contestant was guaranteed $25 for participating plus a consolation prize(s).

Contest Results:


Tuesday, August 24 Tri County @ Kidder County (Steele)

Congratulations goes to our first Punt, Pass & Kick contestant, Thom Bowsher of Steele, who won $150!  The remaining $350 was donated to the Kidder County School District.

Contest Sponsors

  • BEK Communications
  • Coffee Cup Fuel Stop
  • Family Vision Clinic
  • Northland Financial
  • Steele Ozone and Kidder County Press
  • Zimmerman's Manufacturing Inc.


Saturday, August 28 - Richland/Colfax @ South Border (Wishek)

Congratulations goes to our second Punt, Pass & Kick contestant, Vince Meidinger of Wishek, who won $300!  The remaining $200 was donated to South Border Sports.

Contest Sponsors

  • BEK Communications
  • Jim Weber Ford
  • Montana Dakota Utilities
  • Sayler Implement
  • Security State Bank
  • The Wishek Star


Friday, September 10 - Napoleon @ Strasburg-Zeeland

Congratulations goes to our third Punt, Pass & Kick contestant, Eddie Kramer of Strasburg, who won $500!  He was the FIRST contestant to win the full amount!!!

Contest Sponsors

  • BEK Communications
  • Emmons County Record
  • Northern Plains Coop
  • Strasburg State Bank
  • Strasburg Insurance Agency
  • Zeeland Oil Company 


Friday, September 17 - Richardton/Taylor @ Wilton-Wing

Congratulations goes to our fourth Punt, Pass & Kick contestant, Lee Hetletved of Bismarck, who won $250!  The remaining $250 was donated to the Wilton-Wing Athletic Fund.

Contest Sponsors

  • BEK Communications
  • First State Bank of Wilton
  • Robi's Repair Inc.
  • Wilton Farmers Elevator
  • Wilton Farmers Union Oil


Tuesday, October 12 - South Border @ Napoleon

Congratulations goes to our fifth Punt, Pass & Kick contestant, Kevin Wolf of Napoleon, who won $50!  The remaining $450 was donated to the Napoleon High School.

Contest Sponsors

  • BEK Communications
  • Broken Bell Inn
  • Central Dakota Frontier Cooperative
  • Green Iron Equipment
  • Napoleon Homestead
  • Stock Growers Bank


Friday, October 15 - Milnor/North Sargent @ Linton-HMB

Congratulations goes to our final Punt, Pass & Kick contestant, Jim Purintan of Hazelton, who won $150!  The remaining $350 was donated to the Linton High School.

Contest Sponsors

  • BEK Communications
  • BNC Bank
  • Emmons County Record
  • Farmers Union Oil Co. of Hazelton
  • Sayler Implement 
  • South Central Grain