JOHN DAY - The annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition sponsored by Gatorade was held on Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Seventh Street Complex, and five local participants will be advancing to sectional competition.
In the girls' 10- to-11-year-old division, McKenzie Purnell from Prairie City was the winner, scoring 68 points.
Becky Born from John Day was the winner of the girls 12- to-13-year-old division with 224 points.
For the boys, Prairie City's Blake Purnell was the winner in the 8- to 9-year-old division with 200 points, and Robbie Copenhaver from Mt. Vernon took the 10- to 11-year-old division with 171 points.
James Webb from Mt. Vernon won the 12- to 13-year-old division with 231 points.
The winners will advance to the sectional competition in La Grande at a date and time to be announced.
Sectional winners will compete at a Seattle Seahawks game later in the season.