Two schools that have yet to win the award and our very first winner are the finalists for the last Overtime Team of the Week, sponsored by BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and The Stamford Advocate, for the fall season.
Your choices are: New Canaan, which routed Darien, 42-14, to clinch a berth in the state playoffs; Staples, which toppled Greenwich, 27-8, to qualify for the state tournament; and Norwalk, which edged city rival Brien McMahon, 8-7, in coach Pete Tucci’s final game. The Bears were our week 1 winner after their victory over Greenwich.
The winning team, thanks to BlueStreak and Garden Catering, will receive a plaque and 60 T-Shirts with the team helmet and lettering in the front in the primary color of the school.
The voting is open until noon on Wednesday and will count for 50 percent. The other half will come from the decision of a committee made up 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.
If the decision of the voters and the majority of the committee differs, the tie will be settled by The Advocate sports department.
As previously announced, the Overtime Team of the Week is going to continue during the winter sports season and will be open to all sports. Complete details will be forthcoming.