Blue Devil cheerleaders win the state title

Plainville High School’s cheerleading team captured the co-ed title at the state championship meet in New Haven last Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Plainville High School Athletic Department).

By KEVIN ROBERTS

STAFF WRITER

When it comes to co-ed competitive cheerleading, there was no one better than Plainville at the co-ed competitive cheerleading state championship meet. On Sunday, the Blue Devils were crowned as the state’s top squad.

The Blue Devils, led by coach Amy Fitzpatrick, won the co-ed division of the cheerleading state championship meet on Sunday at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center. Plainville claimed the state title with an overall team score of 185.8.

The other competitors in the co-ed division were: Hall, East Lyme, Bacon Academy, Enfield, Greenwich, Woodland, Naugatuck, Torrington, Fitch, Manchester, Daniel Hand, Portland, NFA, Fairfield Ludlowe, Wamogo and Norwalk.

Plainville put together a terrific performance and received the same score as 2018 co-ed champion Seymour. The score for the Devils was 26 points higher than their fourth place effort in 2018. The closest Plainville had come to a state title before this season was second place.

The Devils were a state runner-up in 1992 (Class M), 2000 (S) and 2014 (M). Cheerleading state championship results go back to 1991.