BY RUSSELL HUFFMAN
Cy Wing hit Mark Ybarra for the go-ahead score with 19 seconds remaining in play as Dublin survived a big scare and kept its season record perfect at 5-0 with a 22-21 heart thumper against Breckenridge.
This year’s battle against Breckenridge was highlighted on the calendar because last year Dublin notched its first win in a 3-7 campaign against the Buckaroos and talk on the street was “Dublin got lucky.”
Head coach Bob Cervetto didn’t seem to think so and agreed for a second straight year to play Breckenridge on homecoming night.
The Lions proved luck had nothing to do with this year’s contest as they wrestled away three fumble recoveries and grabbed two interceptions to keep turning away the Breckenridge offense.
It was certainly a case of it’s not over until it’s over as Breckenridge got the ball back and got to Dublin’s two-yard line before running out of time.
Cy Wing tossed three touchdowns on 19-31-0 passing for 233 yards and also carried the ball 20 times for 73 yards. Jacob Stanley was Wing’s top target with 10 catches for 104 yards while Ybarra was right on his heels with nine receptions for 95 yards.
Stanley’s first touchdown opened the scoring for Dublin when he gathered in an 8-yard pass from Wing with 36 seconds to play in the first quarter. Gabriel Renteria’s extra point kick was blocked but he would make good on his next one following Stanley’s second TD (18 yards) and a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Despite all the defensive heroics, Dublin found itself trailing with 1:05 remaining in play before Wing found Ybarra for a nine-yard touchdown with 19 seconds remaining.
DUB— Jacob Stanley 8 pass from Cy Wing (kick blocked), 0:36
DUB — Stanley 18 pass from Wing (Gabriel Renteria kick), 4:07
BRE — Owen Woodward 48 run (Justin Bell kick), 9:59
DUB — Renteria 33 FG, 5:56
BRE — Eric Valdez fumble recovery in end zone (Bell kick), 9:05
BRE — Angel Ruiz 9 run (Bell kick), 1:05
DUB — Mark Ybarra 9 pass from Wing (pass failed), 0:19
RUSHING — Dublin, Wing 20-73, Johnny Jurado 7-25, Blake Porter 2-5, YBarra 3-3, Caysen Morton 2-1, Stanley 2-(-4), Team 1-(-27). Breckenridge, Ruiz 9-131, Woodward 7-61, Jonas Arellano 6-32, Jaydon Cooper 1-(-7).
PASSING — Dublin, Wing 19-30-0—233. Breckenridge, Woodward 9-15-2—124.
RECEIVING — Dublin, Stanley 10-104, Ybarra 9-95, Donavon Escobedo 3-26, Porter 1-8. Breckenridge, Kevin Franco 6-62, Ruiz, 2-41, Weston Wilson 2-12, Kyler Knight 1-9.