- COACH — PAT SMITH (19th year)
- CONFERENCE — ECC Division III
- PLAYOFF CLASS — S (329 boys enrollment)
- HOME — Plainfield Football Field, Central Village
- 2017 RECORD — 7-3
- 2018 OPENER — Sept. 7 at Killingly, 6:30 p.m.
- TEAM WEBSITE — Maxpreps
- KYLE HOLT Sr. RB/ LB
- AUSTIN HARDING, Sr., RB/LB
- JOSE ROJAS, Sr., OL/DL
- CONNOR PEASLEY, Sr., TE/LB
- TRISTIAN ROBERTS, Sr., OL/DL
- TYLER ZUROWSKI, Sr., OL/LB
- LUCIEN DUBE, Jr., RB/DB
- CALEB GIBSON, Jr., OL/DL
- TYLER ROBERTS, Jr., OL/DL
- CADE WOLAK, Jr., QB//DB
- ETHAN LEROUX, Jr., RB/LB
- BRYCE CARCHIDI, Soph., RB/DE
QB Connor Davis, TE/DE Chris Peasley, OL Izaiah Thompson, OL Dylan Glennon, DE Nik Khaledi, DB Brenden Ogden, Kegan Marcoux, Chase Latour
Coming off a strong 7-3 season the Panthers will look to rebuild.
Gone are all five starting offensive lineman from a season ago. Gone is five All-ECC selections. Remaining are just four starters.
“A young and hungry group,” coach Pat Smith said. “(We’re) returning only four starters. The growth of the underclassmen will be the key to our success this year.”
Kyle Holt is one of the four returning starters and this season he will be called on to do more. Last season he was an All-ECC selection at linebacker, as well as seeing time at running back.
With a young team the skill and experience from Holt could go a long way in helping the Panthers grow.
Austin Harding will join Holt in the backfield and at linebacker.
The offensive line will have all new faces on it. Seniors Jose Rojas, Tristian Roberts, Tyler Zurowski and juniors Caleb Gibson and Tyler Roberts will all be first year starters.
Coach Smith mentioned Ethan Leroux — a junior running back and linebacker — and sophomore Bryce Carchidi, a running back and defensive lineman, will contribute to the Panthers this season.
Plainfield will have its hands full to start the season as it opens up on the road vs. the reigning Class M champions — Killingly.
- Sept. 7 — at Killingly**, 6:30 p.m.
- Sept. 14 — BACON ACADEMY*, 6:30 p.m.
- Sept. 21 — AMISTAD, 6:30 p.m.
- Sept. 28 — STONINGTON*, 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 6 — at CREC, 11 a.m.
- Oct. 19 — CENT. FALLS (RI), 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 26 — MONTVILLE*, 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 2 — at Smithfield (RI), 6:30 p.m.
- Nov. 9 — at Windham**, 6:30 P.m.
- Nov. 22 — GRISWOLD**, 10 a.m.
Home games in CAPS