By MICHAEL LETENDRE
PLAINVILLE – The Plainville football team ended its season with a 34-0 loss to Farmington on Thanksgiving Day to wrap up its 2013 scholastic campaign.
But the 34-0 score that comes off as a romp on paper, truly wasn’t so bad as the Blue Devils trailed just 6-0 in the second period before a critical turnover game Farmington the ball and a chance to close out the half with a score.
With no time on the clock, Farmington’s Andrew Carpenter caught a 29-yard pass from quarterback Jeremy Buck and off a two-point run in by Ivan Guadalupe, the Indians went into the half up by a 14-0 margin.
The Blue Devils never gave in but offensively, the squad couldn’t get anything going in the showdown.
Midway through the third, Vincent Stevens zipped in a two-yard run to make it a 20-0 push with just over seven minutes to go in the third stanza.
But in the fourth, Farmington put in two insurance scores to propel the visitors to the victory.
First, Guadalupe pushed in a two yard run to make it a 26-0 contest and with 6:24 remaining, Farmington’s Colin Gratton sprinted in a 16 yard touchdown to make it a 34-0 tilt.
With the win, the Indians moved to 9-2 and clinched a spot in the Class L playoff round.
No. 6 Farmington played No. 3 New Canaan on the road in a Class L quarterfinal encounter this past Tuesday.
The contest ended the careers of another special senior class at Plainville, which was headlined by the outstanding exploits of quarterback Jeff Ziegenhagen who did a little of everything for the squad.
Other seniors who took part in their final scholastic game was Quentin Reborio, Jake Stefanski, Eric Fischer, Brian Poetzsch, Jason and Matt Monteleone, Alec Masionet, R.J. Gross, Nick Boutin, Alex Biron, Kevin Bielawski and Greg Dunlop.
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