Boys shock in Homecoming upset victory

Blake Porter looks to aid Billy Dale Mercer as he evades a Bosqueville defender Friday in the Lion’s upset victory.

After spoiling Breckenridge’s homecoming the week before, Dublin successfully defended its home turf Friday night, winning its own homecoming over Bosqueville, 45-26.

“It’s always nice to win homecoming,” head coach Bob Cervetto said of the upset. “I’m real excited about how we played in the second half. We played with intensity.”

Bosqueville’s turnovers added an advantage for Dublin in the second half, and the Lions were able to capitalize on that shift in momentum. 

Athlete of the week Josh Hanes had a great game at quarterback, scoring six touchdowns. He passed 13 of 21 for 219 yards, hitting the end zone twice. He rushed 100 yards across 17 carries, crossing the end zone four times. 

Dublin’s running backs, including senior Keith Wright, who rushed for 55 yards over nine carries, and junior Jacob Stanley, who ran 33 yards over seven carries, as well as sophomores Casyn Morton and Hagen Huffman, were huge offensive contributors. 

Cervetto also credited the offensive and defensive lines for the victory.

Dublin’s defense held Bosqueville scoreless the entire second half of the game, while the offense scored 26 unanswered points, transforming a 7-point deficit at the half into an overwhelming victory. 

Particularly, Cervetto mentioned Billy Dale Mercer, who made five tackles, snagging two interceptions and a 96-yard return, and Ethan Price, who made 10 tackles and forced two incomplete passes by pressuring Bosqueville’s quarterback, and Jared Ricks, who has been a consistently solid presence on defense for the past three weeks.

Now on a two-game winning streak, Dublin will take this week to focus on fundamentals and conditioning as they prepare to open District against Cisco on Oct. 13.

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