Just days before Sunday’s “big game,” Barkley Elementary School held its annual Super Bowl of Multiplication event in the gym, challenging third graders in a contest of math skills. Two teams of 12 players – the Barkley Champions (Purple) and the Retrievers (Gold) marched up and down the field gaining valuable yards as they correctly answered multiplication questions posed by Principal Nancy Rad. Each time a fact was answered correctly, the team moved 10 yards forward until they score a touchdown. Every aspect of the game was connected to multiplication. The third-grade multipliers and their fans also performing a song featuring the multiples of 10 during the half time show. Final score: BC-69, Retrievers-49. Every player (regardless of the score at the end of the 4th quarter) received a trophy for mastering their multiplication facts, showing sportsmanship and playing a great game.