Category: Dublin Lions

District 5-3A Div. II Week 9 Report: Eastland routs Jacksboro

Eastland 55, Jacksboro 20 An improving Eastland defense forced five turnovers to give the Mavericks (5-3, 3-0) a stranglehold on the district title.

Behren Morton threw for 236 yards and three scores to lead Eastland, which would have to fall to both Dublin and Merkel over the final two weeks of the season in order to lose the league championship. 

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GAME STORY: Bangs defeats Dublin in four sets (by Seth LaRue, special to Big Country Preps).

The Bangs Lady Dragons handily defeated Dublin Lady Tuesday night in four sets: 25-5, 14-25, 25-12, 25-19.

Skylar Hutchins, had 23 digs, with additional help from Halle Lance and Jacee Miller to lead Bangs. The Lady Dragons’ offensive front capitalized on the help, with a total of 29 kills as a team. 

 “My girls started out really strong and were ready to come out and beat Dublin.” Bangs coach Cheyanne Lovelady said. “They were indeed ready as some of the girls showed out in a big way tonight, most notably from the serve line.”

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF THE WEEK: Hawley tangles with upstart Dragons (w/ Evan Ren’s Big Country picks)

LAST WEEK: 36-12, .750
SEASON TOTAL: 152-47, .763

I have not been to Bangs for a Game of the Week since 2013 — the last time the Dragons posted more than six wins in a season and the last winning record they had prior to last year’s 6-5 mark.

That drought ends tomorrow, when I travel to BHS for an interesting showdown between the Dragons (3-0) and Class 2A Division I power Hawley (3-1).

Bangs has the better overall numbers, but Hawley has faced a slightly tougher overall schedule, making this pick a perplexing one.

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District 2-3A Div. II Week 4 Report: Ballinger rallies to beat Clyde with two fourth-quarter TDs

Garrett Dixon

Ballinger 21, Clyde 14 — Trailing 14-7 after three quarters, Ballinger rallied with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to improve to 4-0.

Carter Arrott scored on a 13-yard run with 9:36 to play to knot the game at 14. Shortly thereafter, Garrett Dixon scored on another 13-yard run at the 6:49 mark to put the Bearcats over the top. 

Dylan Neuman led Clyde (1-3) with 75 yards passing, 109 yards rushing and one score. 

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District 5-3A Div. II Week 4 Report: Comanche remains unbeaten with win over Tolar

Comanche 36, Tolar 6 — Leading 9-0 at the break, Comanche blew this one open with a 27-6 second half. 

Hudson Welch threw for 123 yards and two scores and Logan Wilkerson rushed for 106 yards and another touchdown to keep Comanche (4-0) unbeaten.

Tolar slipped to 0-4 with the loss. 

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Big Country Preps’ Pick ‘Em Panel (Week 4)

Each week here at Big Country Preps, we’ll post our picks for all of that week’s 11-man games, in addition to the results of Evan Ren’s Twitter polls for each matchup.

For those interested in voting, polls go up on Monday night each week and close Thursday morning.

Disagree with our picks or the Twitter consensus? Let us know in the comments section below.

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF THE WEEK: Jim Ned heads to Cisco for interclass showdown

LAST WEEK: 42-9, .824
SEASON TOTAL: 116-35, .740

Week 4 arrives and I’m finally hitting my stride on pick accuracy.

It’s been an odd year thus far, both in terms of results and overall feel. It’s been tough to gauge.

Nonetheless, we’re hitting the road once again this Friday, with the Big Country Preps Game of the Week landing at Chesley Field in Cisco, where the Loboes (2-1) will play host to a Jim Ned club that is two divisions larger than they are.

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GAME STORY: Anson holds off Dublin rally to remain unbeaten

DUBLIN — The Anson Tigers fought off both fatigue and the loss of momentum midway through Friday’s game against Dublin to come away with an exhausting 44-28 win. 

Dylyn Pyle threw for 161 yards and rushed for 89 while accounting for two touchdowns to lead the Tigers (3-0), who held off a Dublin rally to remain unbeaten. 

Sophomore quarterback Chris Teten led Dublin (1-2), finishing with 355 yards passing and three TDs —all to Chris Ramirez, who finished with eight catches for 243 yards. 

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District 5-3A Div. II Week 3 Report: Comanche keeps roll going against Early

Comanche 35, Early 7 — The Indians controlled the clock and the game with 277 yards rushing on 33 carries to improve to 3-0. 

Luke Wilson led the way with 144 yards and two scores. Logan Wilkerson added 72 yards and two more touchdowns to lift Comanche, which led 28-7 at the break.  

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Big Country Preps’ Pick ‘Em Panel (Week 3)

Each week here at Big Country Preps, we’ll post our picks for all of that week’s 11-man games, in addition to the results of Evan Ren’s Twitter polls for each matchup.

For those interested in voting, polls go up on Monday night each week and close Thursday morning.

Disagree with our picks or the Twitter consensus? Let us know in the comments section below.

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS GAME OF THE WEEK: Pipers head to Albany (w/ Evan Ren’s Big Country picks)

LAST WEEK: 40-11, .784
SEASON TOTAL: 74-26, .740

Between COVID-19, wet fields and disciplinary actions taken by coaches, finding the right game to go to on Friday nights these days is often a last-minute decision.

Nonetheless, we have settled on Hamlin (2-0) at Albany (2-0) as our Game of the Week, assuming field conditions hold up.

Be safe out there. Watch for slick road conditions and please obey social distancing requirements so that we can continue playing football.

I’ll see you on the road.

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GAME STORY: Dublin overwhelms Early Lady Horns in straight sets at start of district play 

By Seth LaRue (special to Big Country Preps)

The Dublin Lady Lions rebounded from two consecutive losses in pre-district play with a convincing defeat of the Early Lady Horns on Tuesday at the Early Longhorn Gym. 

The Lady Lions controlled the match from the onset with a first set win, 25-21, and never once lost stride. They proceeded to win the next two sets 25-20 and 25-22, respectively. 

Dublin Coach Kaitlyn Embry had nothing but praise for her varsity team saying, “They did such a good job. They pushed through, they never let up and it’s everything we really have been working hard for in preseason that actually showed up on the court tonight.”

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Big Country Volleyball Statistical Leaders (through Sept. 7)

Big Country Preps will publish area volleyball statistical leaders each Tuesday at 7 p.m.

This database will be continually updated for our subscribers throughout the remainder of the season, using only those statistics submitted by area coaches.

Teams that do not submit their statistics in a given week will not be listed when our stats are posted, but will be added to the lists below as they are received in the coming days. 

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