The regular season is over and, while 11 lucky regional teams will get to test their mettle in the CIAC state tournament, for most regional team the football season is already a distant memory.
Practice for basketball or hockey or swimming or wrestling gets underway this week. The regular season for winter starts in two weeks.
So while we prepare for the state quarterfinals and the rest of our area athlete prepare for the winter season, or a long deserved break, we will begin to take stock of the best players in the region.
So what we’re going to do is start the debate on who the best players were at each position. There is a more involved system going on behind the scenes at Hearst Connecticut Newsgroup for an all-area team that will be unveiled around Christmas wee, but here’s a chance for players and fans to lobby for their top picks.
Here are the categories.
It’s going to require a lot of thought on your part because picking these teams are tantamount to moving Chess pieces around a board.
We would like your TOP 2 in the following positions, TOP 4 in offensive line. There can be NO repeat selections.
OFFENSE: QUARTERBACK, RECEIVER/END, RUNNING BACK, OFFENSIVE LINE (4), KICKER
DEFENSE: DEFENSIVE LINE, LINEBACKER, DEFENSIVE BACK, PUNTER
ALL-PURPOSE (This spot is reserved for men who excel in a variety of spots and don’t fit into any of the above categories).
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: You can pick anybody from above.
*Important*: You must list them like this:
QB: name, name.
RB: name, name.
WR: name, name…
Any comments MUST come after the selections.
The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Danbury NewsTimes and Greenwich Time coverage area includes:
All of the FCIAC, all of the SWC and the following schools from the SCC, NVL and CCC: Shelton, Law, Foran, Amity, Notre Dame-WH, West Haven, Fairfield Prep, Ansonia, Seymour, Derby/O‘Brien Tech, Bullard-Havens, Platt Tech, Abbott Tech. (A few fringe teams are being discontinued from our coverage area because they never called our offices to report their games this season).
All other teams are ineligible. This is a regional awards list, so as much as many of you would love to chime in on your favorite players from around the state, please don’t.
(An aside: I’m curious to see how everybody does with this project. Enjoy).