The latest Courier Publications/VillageSoup sports poll has closed, and the newest version brings into focus the Maine high school winter sports season.

The next poll asks: With the increase in positive coronavirus cases around the state, do you believe a high school winter sports season will take place as proposed?

Scroll to vote, or click here.

The season is set to begin Monday, Dec. 7, when student-athletes are allowed to hold skills-and-drills sessions at home, alone or with household members. A week later, on Monday, Dec. 14, practices and competitions (e.g. intersquad scrimmages) within teams are set to begin, while competition among teams from the same geographical area is set to start on Monday, Jan. 11.

To read more about the start of the winter sports season click here.

In the previous sports poll, our staff asked who was responsible for the New England Patriots' past 20 years of success. Voters believed Tom Brady was the main reason behind it all, as he garnered 60 percent of the vote. Twenty percent chose head coach Bill Belichick, while another 20 percent chose owner Robert Kraft. The "all other players and coaches" choice did not register a vote.

In those 20 years, the Patriots collected six Super Bowl victories in nine appearances, nine American Football Conference championships in 10 appearances, 16 AFC East crowns, a 237-82 overall record, as well as 19 straight winning seasons.

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