KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan Daily News will attempt to conduct its annual football contest this year, beginning with Sept. 12-13 games.

Tena Williams, who referees the contest, said this week that the prize and the rules applied to it are being adjusted in case the novel coronavirus interferes with the scheduled season.

First, the prize is being changed to $1,000 cash because of COVID-19, Williams said. This way the contest winner has multiple options, including using the cash to attend a football game later this year or in another year.

Second, the prize will be $1,000 if the season is completed, she said, meaning there are 10 professional and 10 college games for the contest each week. If only half or less of the season is accomplished, then the prize will be given at that point in the amount of $500.

The weekly prizes of Daily News subscriptions will continue.

“It might be a little challenging to do the contest this year with all of the uncertainty,” Williams said, “but every attempt will be made to conduct a fair and fun contest.

“We didn’t want to give it up if participants could have fun with it,” she said.

The first form for the contest, which will be co-sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, will appear in Tuesday’s Daily News. It also will be in Wednesday’s edition, and includes the rules.