Plainville holds off Ell-Saline, 31-28

Smith Center defeated Plainville 21-10 on Friday, September 21, 2018. (Photo: Everett Royer,

In last years Regional round of the playoffs, Ell Saline and Plainville played of the best games of the year with Plainville coming out on top with a seven-point, double-overtime win.

At the same spot in this year's Class 1A playoffs, the teams -- both called the Cardinals -- met again, It was another hard-fought contest with Plainville again escaping, this time 31-28 in front of its home crowd.

Among Plainville's top performers Friday was the backfield duo of Jordan Finnesy and Jared Casey.