Lions hit 6-0 for first time since '79

Dublin came back to defeat Tolar on Friday night, 28-27, at home. 

Everyone played an essential part in the victory, particularly Gabriel Renteria, who was 4-4 on extra points and made several excellent punts. 
“It was a great team win against a quality opponent,” Cervetto said. “That was by far the best game Tolar has played all year. ... It was a real satisfying win.”

The team is 6-0 for the season and 1-0 in District after the win. It’s the first time the Lions have been 6-0 since 1979. 
“It’s a great win for the kids and the program,” Cervetto said. 

The victory puts them on the road to achieving their goal of making playoffs this season. 

In the preseason, Tolar was picked at No. 3 behind Jacksboro and Comanche. Dublin was picked at No. 5 behind Millsap but ahead of Rio Vista, next week’s opponent. 

“We’ve got to take care of Rio Vista or this game was for naught,” Cervetto said. “... You can’t count anybody out.”

Dublin’s focus this season is less on the quality of their opponent and more on how they’re improving as a team. 

That said, Cervetto is expecting to see more from Rio Vista on Friday than they’ve shown so far this season, and Dublin has been surprised Rio Vista before. In 2015, they won Dublin’s homecoming 26-7.

“Rio’s got some good size kids,” Cervetto said, adding that he expects to see them run out of the I formation. 

Rio Vista’s defense is more of a mystery because film shows them experimenting with different fronts. 

“I think they’ll come with an odd-man front,” Cervetto said because he doesn’t think they can defend against Dublin any other way.
Cervetto said the Lions are hoping to start strong and set the tone right off the bat.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Rio Vista. 

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