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CANTON, OH (Aug. 6, 2009) - Keith Bennett, this year's chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Ribs Burnoff Committee, has announced that Armadillo BBQ Company has won First Place for Most Outstanding Ribs for the fourth year in a row.

Locally-owned Old Carolina Barbecue Co. is a six-year People's Choice Award winner, tying this year with Two Fat Guys of Massillon, Ohio.

The following is a complete list of the 2009 Ribs Burnoff Competition winners:

First Place Winner: Most Outstanding Ribs; $2,500 Prize Armadillo's BBQ Company, Youngstown, Ohio

Second Place Winner: Mayor's Award; $1,000 Prize Two Fat Guys, Massillon, Ohio

Best Sauce Award Winner; $500 Prize Blazin Broncos - Parma, Ohio

People's Choice Award Winner Tie - Old Carolina Barbecue, Canton, Ohio, and Two Fat Guys, Massillon, Ohio

2009 HOFEF Ribs Burnoff Competition included 8 local and national rib contenders and 65 judges over the course of two days.

In addition to fantastic ribs, the annual HOFEF Ribs Burnoff features specialty foods, fun family activities and live music. The Ribs Burnoff continues tomorrow night, Friday, Aug. 7, at the Stark County Fairgrounds, and features a live performance from Michael Stanley and the Resonators.

For more news and a complete schedule of the remaining Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events, visit the Web site: www.profootballhoffestival.com.

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