Pick your 2012 regional all-star team

The 2012 season is over and while football teams from all over say goodbye to their seniors, welcome their freshmen and dive into the long offseason, there’s still one final bow to make in the 2011 season.

It’s time to recognize the best players in the region.

Who was the best of the best of the best?

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 New Years week, but here’s a chance for players and fans to lobby for their top picks.

It’s going to require a lot of thought on your part. Picking these teams are tantamount to moving Chess pieces around a board. Typically, we have a bunch of deserving players and only a few spots. So we usually try to slot players into their secondary positions (OL vs. DL etc.) to truly get the best 22 (or so) players on the team.


Here are the categories:

We would like your TOP 2 in the following positions (TOP 5 on the offensive line). There can be NO repeat selections.

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, school; name, school…
RB: name, school; name, school…
WR: name, school; name, school…

Any comments you’d like to make MUST come after the selections.

In 2012 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, Fairfield Prep, Ansonia, Seymour, Derby, 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.

Awright? Let’s go…

Sean Patrick Bowley