Overtime

Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports

Vote For The Overtime Team Of The Week: Bridgeport Central, Brien McMahon or New Canaan?

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Three teams coming off impressive victories — including one making its first appearance here — are this week’s finalists for the Overtime Team of the Week award, sponsored by BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and the Stamford Advocate. The three schools up for the award are: Bridgeport Central, which toppled Stamford, 33-16; Brien McMahon, which […] [Read More]
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Stokes Hospitalized With Heart Problem

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Trinity Catholic football coach Pete Stokes has been hospitalized since Wednesday after a routine colonoscopy revealed a heart problem that is going to necessitate the installation of a pacemaker. During the procedure, which was performed last Friday, Stokes said an abnormality was detected in his heart. He coached the Crusaders during last Saturday’s loss to […] [Read More]
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Hocter Honored By New York Giants

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The honors keep coming in for the Stamford High School football program. The Overtime Team of the Week is getting a much bigger honor: the New York Giants announced yesterday that Black Knights coach Bryan Hocter is their Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week for last Friday’s 27-19 win over unbeaten Trumbull. […] [Read More]
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Pearson Receives BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player Of The Week Award

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Trumbull High School’s Marissa Pearson with Dave Ruden. For logistical reasons, sponsor BlueStreak Sports Training usually handles awarding our BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week winners. But since I had to be in Trumbull yesterday and the Eagles were our Overtime Team of the Week, I got the pleasure of handing out the award for […] [Read More]
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Stamford Wins Overtime Team Of The Week Award

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With arguably the strongest field of candidates this season, it is not surprising that a record 3,540 people voted this week for the Overtime Team of the Week. And when the smoke cleared, Stamford High School, coming off its fourth straight win, 27-19 over unbeaten Trumbull, emerged as the unanimous winner. The award is sponsored […] [Read More]
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FCIAC Football Observations For The Homestretch

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The Darien High School football team is looking like a near-lock to earn a spot in the FCIAC championship game. There are three weeks to go in the regular season to determine the two teams that will be playing in Trumbull on Nov. 19 for the FCIAC championship. This has been a strange fall: there […] [Read More]
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Levine, Pearson, Goodwin BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players Of The Week

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Alex Levine Marissa Pearson Kelsey Goodwin Alex Levine of the Danbury boys cross country team, Marissa Pearson of the Trumbull girls soccer team and Kelsey Goodwin of the Greenwich volleyball team are this week’s winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Levine, Pearson and Goodwin will each receive plaques and T-shirts from […] [Read More]
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Darien Volleyball Team Holding Annual Dig Pink Fundraiser

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The Darien High School volleyball team has been renowned for its success on the court. Equally impressive is the way it has continued to do its part to raise money and bring greater awareness to the battle against breast cancer. On Friday, the Blue Wave, along with hundreds of high school and college teams from […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Matt Milano’s Set-Up and Scoring Runs.

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New Canaan quarterback Matt Milano rallied New Canaan from a 21-7 deficit before the Rams fell to St. Joseph today, 28-27, on a failed 2-point conversion with two seconds left. Milano, who threw for three touchdowns, scored on a 1-yard run that tied the game at 21-21 with 1:08 left. That play was set up […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Jerry Kramer’s 4th-Down Catch

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One of the unsung plays in St. Joseph’s 28-27 win over New Canaan today was a 15-yard situation from Cadets quarterback Joe Della Vecchia to Jerry Kramer on a fourth-and-13 play in the third quarter. St. Joseph scored on the next play to take a 21-7 lead. Here is Kramer’s catch: Become a fan, by […] [Read More]
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