Newton too much for Dublin in area round



BUFFALO (November 21, 2014) — Dublin’s recorded its first playoff win since 1964 a week ago, but the wait for the school’s first area championship on the gridiron continues.

Newton (9-3) overwhelmed the Lions (7-5) with a slew of big plays Friday night, scoring 42 straight first half points to pull away in a 55-13 defeat of Dublin at Buffalo Bison Stadium.


Dublin grabbed an early lead, when Manny Ramirez sprinted around left end to convert a fake punt into a first down, setting up a 26-yard field goal by Isaac Campos.

Unfortunately for the Lions, Newton would score on runs of 97 and 70 yards on their way to six straight touchdowns before Campos struck again. He hit a tough 38-yarder into a stiff cross wind, cutting Newton’s commanding advantage to 42-6 at the half.

The Lions won seven games in a season for only the second time since the turn of the century, and won a playoff game for only the fourth time in school history with last week’s 54-6 bi-district drubbing of Corsicana Mildred.

Dublin had won three straight entering the area playoff, and has improved its win total each year under head coach Bob Cervetto. They were 1-9 in 2011, 2-8 in 2012 and 4-6 last year.

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