PLAINVILLE - After winning its last four games, the Plainville football team finally met its match on Thanksgiving. The Blue Devils fell 21-7 to Farmington, ending their season at .500 in the process.
The thought of a winning record was promising after the Blue Devils beat Avon 28-21 two weeks ago.
Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, Thursday’s game didn’t go as planned.
“It’s been a long year,” Plainville coach Tim Shea said. “They’ve come leaps and bounds but there’s still leaps and bounds to go. This is going to sting, but it’s also going to be motivation in the weight room in a few weeks when we get after it. I just wish the seniors could have gone out differently, but in the grand scheme of things, if this is the worst that’s going to happen to them, I think they’re going to be pretty successful.”
Plainville started with a 18-13 loss against Bloomfield, but as Week 2 came around the Blue Devils picked up the pieces to claim their first win of the season over Bulkeley, 27-14.
Plainville then saw a three week losing skid against Rocky Hill (42-6), Northwest Catholic (37-0), and Berlin (42-14). The Blue Devils were able to turn their season around starting in Week 6 when they played and beat RHAM, 38-33. Since then they went on to win their next three games, over East Catholic (49-6), Tolland (20-16) and Avon.
“There were a lot of ups and downs this season,” quarterback Frank Griffin said. “There was a lot of adversity we had to go through, but we got through it and it’ll be a good season next year.”
Although this season ended on Thanksgiving, the Blue Devils are already thinking about what’s to come.
“Kids are working hard, and we’re trying,” Shea said. “Next year is year three. We have a lot of kids coming back and we’ll see what happens.”
Brady Callahan added, “We just have to keep working, the offseason starts now.”