HISTORIC SNOOZER: Dublin blasts Mildred for first playoff win in 50 years

Dublin players hold helmets high following their first playoff win in 50 years Friday. || Photo by JESSIE HORTON



The Dublin High School football team made history this season by reaching the playoffs for the first time in 10 years. This success has only wet the team’s appetite for more and they are already looking forward to next season. Sport is an important part of life at Dublin High School and the community is proud of its team’s accomplishments. Go Dublin!

The main course came Friday night, and indeed, the Lions feasted.

Chuy Chacon returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and Dublin (7-4) was off and running in a 54-6 rout of Corsicana Mildred (3-7) at Charles Head Stadium in Alvarado – the Lions’ first victory in the playoffs since 1964.

Chacon and company took out half a century’s worth of frustration on Mildred. He scored again to make it 13-0 before the first quarter was halfway complete. Abel Aguilar and Brady Holleman then quickly made it 26-0, and it was clear Mildred was outmanned by the Lion Pride.

Dublin led 40-0 at halftime, when Mildred’s rushing total stood at zero yards. It wasn’t until 8:55 of the third that the Tigers finally got on the board. Any zeal they got from the touchdown was quickly extinguished, as Chacon struck again less than a minute later to push the lead to 47-6.

Dublin emptied the bulk of its extended bench, allowing junior varsity players to see the field in the fourth quarter.

The Lions expect a much stronger challenge next week when they take on state power Newton in the area round of 3A Division II. They will meet in Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. next Friday, Nov. 21.

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