By Ben Amtsberg
And Brady Dolan
Sixty-three percent of Daniel Boone Middle school students, when asked in a recent survey, believe the Falcons will upset the Patriots in Super Bowl LI. Only thirty-seven percent think that Patriots will beat the Falcons.
“I think that the Patriots will win because the NFL is staged,” said eighth-grader Jake Dwinchick, whose response was in the minority.
The Boone Tribune recently surveyed 346 out of the nearly 900 students in grades six through eight at Daniel Boone Middle School. This was an unscientific poll conducted during eighth period, and only those students that were available were polled. The students were asked, “Who do you THINK will win the Super Bowl? Falcons or Patriots?”
The poll was taken because Super Bowl LI (51) will be played this Sunday, February 5, in Houston, Texas.
In eighth grade, 63 percent of students believe the Falcons will beat the Patriots. About 120 eighth-graders were polled.
“The Falcons will win because the Patriots don’t deserve to win,” said eighth-grader Alex Horton.
In seventh grade, 62 percent of students polled believe the Falcons will win. About 130 students were polled.
“I don’t want to see the Patriots cheat again,” said seventh-grader Jared Miller.
In sixth grade, 68 percent think the Falcons will win. About 120 sixth-graders were polled.
“I think the Falcons will win because I’m tired of seeing the Patriots win,” said sixth-grader Chris Dola.
The Patriots still had some backing – 37 percent – of students at DBMS.