By MICHAEL LETENDRE
PLAINVILLE – The CIAC released its 2015 fall scholastic schedule several weeks ago and everyone got a sneak peak of how the season will shape out in terms of opponents.
And the squad from Plainville High School will see a couple of changes on the gridiron front in the wake of Avon joining the Central Connecticut Conference mix.
The schedule is a bit different with that 11th game several teams around the state enjoyed not available within the 2015 slate of action.
First and foremost, Maloney of Meriden and Weaver of Hartford are gone from the scheduling mix.
In place of those CCC Interdivisional foes, Fermi of Enfield (don’t get used to that squad. The Fermi/Enfield high school merger isn’t too far away…) and Avon are in.
Plainville should get used to playing on mostly grass fields this season as road dates at places like Avon, Northwest Catholic, Tolland, and the like don’t have turf.
The Blue Devils’ bye week is the weekend of Oct. 9 but after that, four of the final six games will be played from the friendly confines of Alumni Field in Plainville – including four of the final five.
This year’s Thanksgiving Day challenge – The Olde Canal Cup championship – will also take place from Plainville High School.
A quick look shows…There’s a little imbalance in the schedule in terms of home and away games as Plainville opens home play against Bloomfield on Friday, Sept. 18 but won’t see Alumni Field again until Friday, Oct. 23.
Besides that, the Blue Devils will visit all the places from last season it was home for, save the elimination of Maloney and Weaver.
Fermi has a beautiful all-weather turf but Plainville is staying home for that one while Avon’s grass field is actually well maintained and pretty good, like Plainville’s.
With the all-weather field going for re-bid in Plainville, it should be interesting to see if the Blue Devils will still compete and play at Alumni Field next fall.
But regardless of where Plainville plays in 2016, the squad will be ready for this season’s ten game challenge come September which is truly just around the corner.
Here’s a quick rundown of all the action with a comparison from last’s season schedule as well:
2014 Plainville football schedule 2015 Plainville football schedule Week
Opponent Score Week Opponent Time
One vs. Maloney 28-46, L One at Tolland 6:30 p.m.
Two at Weaver 26-12, W Two vs. Bloomfield 7 p.m.
Three at Platt 26-61, L Three at Rockville 6:30 p.m.
Four vs. Northwest Cath. 6-30, L Four at Rocky Hill 7 p.m.
Five vs. East Catholic 22-52, L Five Bye
Six at Berlin 8-30, L Six at Northwest Cath. High noon
Seven vs. Rocky Hill 44-22, W Seven vs. Fermi 7 p.m.
Eight vs. Rockville 20-18, W Eight vs. Berlin 7 p.m.
Nine at Tolland 48-24, W Nine vs. East Catholic 7 p.m.
Ten vs. Bloomfield 34-6, W Ten at Avon 1 p.m.
T-Day at Farmington 37-6, W T-Day vs. Farmington 10 a.m.