COUNTDOWN TO TWO-A-DAYS: Dublin Lions

Football is just around the corner, and we at BigCountryPreps.com are committed to bringing you the information you need to prepare for your favorite team’s season.

We’ll be releasing our Big Country Preps Preseason Football Preview, the most comprehensive look at the upcoming Big Country football season anywhere, on Wednesday, Aug. 17. But you won’t have to wait until then to sate your gridiron appetite.

Leading up to the first day of fall football practice on Aug. 1, we’ll be spotlighting each 11-man team in the area and posing some of the key questions they’ll face in 2022 as part of our annual “Countdown to Two-a-Days” series.

We stay in Class 3A Division II with the Dublin Lions. On Wednesday we will take a look at the Eastland Mavericks followed by the Merkel Badgers on Thursday.

DUBLIN LIONS

LAST YEAR’S RECORD

  • 9-4 overall, 3-2 District 5-3A Division II

ONE KEY STAT

  • Last year’s run to the third round of the Class 3A DII playoffs marked the Lions’ longest playoff run in program history. Prior to that, Dublin had won only six playoff games all time, including a playoff victory drought from 1964 to 2014.

TWO NAMES TO KNOW

  • Senior QB Chris Teten (Had 4,066 yards and 42 touchdowns passing and 8 touchdowns rushing in 2021)
  • Senior WR/DB Dalan Rasberry (Had 931 yards and 9 touchdowns receiving in 2021)

THREE BURNING QUESTIONS

  • After graduating 18 of 30 lettermen, including seven offensive and eight defensive starters, can Dublin avoid a rebuilding year in 2022?
  • Who will emerge as offensive weapons around quarterback Chris Teten and Dalan Rasberry to take pressure off those two this fall?
  • What will the Lions defense look like after graduating the bulk of its talent off a unit that allowed 29.8 points per game a year ago?

DON’T MISS BIG COUNTRY PREPS PRESEASON FOOTBALL PREVIEW ON AUG. 17!

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