Driving the vote into the end zone....that's how Frederick County Public School officials say you can make a touchdown for public education.
FCPS stands to win USA Today's contest, and $2,000, if they can garner the most votes for Middletown High School's Coach Kevin Lynott to be named America's Best High School Football Coach, according to a press release.
Coach Lynott won USA Today's state-level contest a few weeks ago, narrowing the field of the nation's best coaches to 51. Just last week, with about 320,000 votes, Coach Lynott made the final eight nationwide, winning Region 2 and tackling the title Best High School Football Coach in all of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, the release went on to say.
Winning the national title won't be easy. In regional competition other regions' coaches won more than 600,000 votes.
With the contest down to 8 coaches, FCPS is driving for a million votes this week. You have until noon on Tuesday, October 29th, to get your votes in. The champion is crowned based on the most votes in the final round.
You can vote as often as you like by visiting http://contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/bestcoach2013final .