Stanley utility player of 2017

In one of Texas’ toughest 3A districts, Dublin earned 23 All-District honors this season, including a superlative and four first-team slots. 

Jacob Stanley was named district 4-3A Utility Player of the year. 

The junior consistently delivered in clinch moments this season from catching touchdowns to making big tackles. 

“Jacob is an all-around football player,” head coach Bob Cervetto said.  “He just loves to play the game. I was really excited for him to win this award. He always has a great attitude and works really hard.”

Senior QB Josh Hanes earned a place on the All-District first team offense. 

Cervetto repeated throughout the season that week to week Hanes grew as a player and a leader of the team. 

Ethan Price, Jared Ricks and Cameron Olvera all made the cut for first-team defense. 

Price, a senior lineman, was a solid presence game in and game out all season, lending his experience and strength to Dublin’s strong defense. 

Ricks, a junior linebacker, stepped up early in the season to lead Dublin’s defense and was missed when an injury benched him for two District games. 

Safety Olvera, a senior, was a defensive standout for the Lions every week, racking up big defensive stats each week. 

Seniors TyShon Hopkins and Billy Dale Mercer earned second-team honors for their performances at wide receiver. Ryan Belew also made the second-team offense as an offensive lineman. 

Junior Blake Porter also made the second team at wide receiver.

Mercer also made the second team on defense as a safety. 

Three seniors, linebacker Aldo Herrera, corner Tim Teten and punter Gabriel Renteria, also made the second team for defense. 

Lineman Johnny Jurado and corner Mark Ybarra also made the second team for their work on Dublin’s defense. 

Adrian Flores, Jesse Blazi, Pablo Pantoja, Keith Wright and Bryen Healey each earned honorable mention for offense. 

Cy Wing, Tyler Bell and Esteban Rodriguez were singled out for defensive honorable mention. 

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