We watched book trailers before each pairing and the teacher posted the Google Forms in their Google Classrooms for easy access. The Youtube playlist is here. As a bonus, every student submission entered their name into a drawing for a book prize pack. The winning student's teacher also won a prize. The student and teacher received a set of the Blacktop books. The student prize basket also included some candy and Gatorade. As each teacher brought in their class, I had them fill out a bracket predicting which books would win the face-offs. Mrs. Rains and Ms. Moye tied for the best bracket with 10 correct predictions. They each won a book for their classroom including, After the Shot Drops, an ARC I won on a Twitter giveaway.
The winning student was Christian and his teacher, Ms. Moye. Overall, Scythe by Neal Shusterman was the winning book. The awesome trailer didn't hurt. I really enjoyed this program and so did the students. Next year I may choose my own Sweet 16 based on our state award list or popular titles in our library.