7-on-7 team shows strong at state
The Dublin Lions 7-on-7 team ended their 2019 run in the state championship bracket after an undefeated run in the state play-offs.
Sonora stopped Dublin’s bid for champions in the first game of the championship bracket on Friday morning, Dublin fell 29 to 40.
This followed a day of victory Thursday as the Dublin boys won all three of their games in pool play.
They beat Eldorado with a final score of 41 to 28 in the first game, bested Alpine 26 to 13 in their second face-off and edged out Buffalo 44 to 39 to claim the top spot in their four-town pool.
“We played very well,” said coach Greg Hardcastle, who said that the boys came back in the second half of their Friday game after failing to get some first downs in the first half. “It was a very strong showing, and it’s good for us to get out there and work on our skills.”