- COACH — TIM SHEA (3rd year, 5-15)
- CONFERENCE — CCC Division III West
- PLAYOFF CLASS — S (372 boys enrollment)
- HOME — Tinty Stadium, Plainville
- 2017 RECORD — 5-5
- 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7 at Bloomfield, 7 p.m.
- TEAM WEBSITE — MaxPreps | TWITTER — @PLVBlueDevilFB
- BRADY CALLAHAN, Sr. ATH/DB
- FRANK GRIFFIN, Sr. QB (5-10, 160)
- SAM LESTINI, Sr. OL/DL (6-3, 205)
- JASON MILLS, Sr. H/LB (6-1, 200)
- CHRISTIAN COLLIN, So. WR/DB
- MASON SARRA, Jr. H/LB/K (5-8, 190)
- ALEC KARAL, Sr. OL/DL (6-3, 235)
- BRENDAN QUILTER, Sr. RB/DB (5-8, 155)
Jailen Lindsey (WR/DB) Ben Root (WR/DB) Cody Marquis (WR/DB) Nick Cianchetti (OL/LB)
You could probably count on your fingers the amount of schools bringing back a three-year starting quarterback in Connecticut.
Plainville is one of those schools with All-CCC Division III senior signal caller Frank Griffin back for his third year taking snaps.
Griffin should have plenty of targets with a deep skill-position arsenal at his disposal as Plainville attempts to continue its rise under third-year coach Tim Shea.
Winless in Shea’s first season, Plainville roared back with a 5-5 record last fall.
“We have developed some depth at the skill positions with multiple year starters,” the second-year coach said.
Senior Brady Callahan, an All-CCC selection last season, is a playmaker Plainville can line up in the backfield, in the slot or split wide. His versatility as an athlete should come in handy. Joining Callahan are sophomore receiver Christian Collin, senior running back Brendan Quilter and senior receiver Marcos Gutierrez.
Where Plainville has questions is along both lines, though senior linemen Alec Karal and All-CCC pick Sam Lestini are both back.
“We need to develop and grow on the offensive and defensive line,” Shea said. “We are young and inexperienced up front.”
Shea believes his program can continue to make strides. The Blue Devils’ last winning season was a 6-5 mark in 2014.
Plainville won’t have time to figure itself out. The Blue Devils open up with longtime Division III powerhouses Bloomfield, Rocky Hill and Berlin over the first month. Bloomfield and Berlin are considered Division III’s top playoff contenders in 2018.
“We need to continue with our development in all three phases and stay healthy,” Shea said. “Our kids have been showing a great attitude.”
- Sept. 7 — at Bloomfield,** 7 p.m.
- Sept. 14 — BULKELEY/HMTCA/WEAVER,* 6:30 p.m.
- Sept. 21 — ROCKY HILL,** 6:30 p.m.
- Sept. 28 — at Berlin,* 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 6 — at RHAM,* 1 p.m.
- Oct. 19 — NORTHWEST CATHOLIC,** 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 26 — at East Catholic,** 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 2 — TOLLAND,* 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 9 — AVON,* 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 22 — at Farmington,* 10 a.m.
Home games in CAPS