Linemen line up at state

Ethan Price earned his third consecutive top bench presser award at the Texas Lineman Challenge on Saturday at Hardin Simmons in Abilene. 

Joined by seven other offensive and defensive linemen from Dublin, Price competed against 3A and smaller schools from around the state in the strong-man competition, taking ninth as a team. 

“I was proud of our guys, who may have been undersized compared to some teams there, but you would have never known it by the way they got out and competed,” coach Jason Clark said. 

“This is our third year of doing these events, and you can see a major difference from where we started.”

The team took second in the farmer’s walk contest and fifth in both the tire throw and power drive push. 

Clark said many schools were from the Big Country, including Clyde, Merkel, Hawley and the winner of division 3. 

“These were the best teams from all around the state, and we got out there and pushed them for everything,” Clark said. “Anson won our division, and they were in group, and we pushed them in every event.” 

Clark, Johnny Jurado, Stran Burrow, Bryen Healey, Ethan Price, Jared Ricks, Pablo Pantoja, Bricen Ballenger, Isaiah Cisneroz and coach Steve Carroll used vans from the Church for the Lost and Found to get to the event, and Clark wanted to thank the church for letting them do so, as well as the players’ parents for their support. 

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