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 by BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and The Stamford Advocate.
The Black Knights will receive a plaque and 60 T-shirts with their team helmet and lettering in school colors.
For the first time in four weeks, there was no need for a tiebreaker. Stamford received 1,744 votes to hold off Greenwich (1,643). St. Joseph was third (153).
Stamford was the unanimous choice of our selection committee, which consists of Sean Patrick Bowley, the online sports producer for Hearst Connecticut Newspapers; Pat Pickens, the sports editor of the Fairfield Citizen-News; and Tim Parry, who runs the FCIAC Football Blog. That accounts for the other 50 percent.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.
Three more finalists will be selected after this weekend’s game and the voting will begin on Sunday, so check back.