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Dublin navigating through uncharted territory

DUBLIN — For programs without much of a history, a sudden wave of success can be an extraordinary experience for players, fans and coaches. 

But there is one potential problem that can come with winning: learning how to handle it. 

At Class 3A Dublin, there are few people who can explain to the 7-0 Lions how to deal with being the talk of the town, or for that matter, the talk of the entire Big Country. 

The last time Dublin posted a 7-0 record (1964), The Beatles were on top of the charts, Lyndon B. Johnson was the president of the United States and most of the parents of DHS’ current players hadn’t even been born yet. 

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Dublin wrecks Buckaroo homecoming 22-21

BRECKENRIDGE — For the second straight year the Dublin Lions were the guests for the Breckenridge homecoming. 

And, for the second straight year, they were completely indifferent to the occasion — edging the Buckaroos 22-21 in a thrilling Big Country Preps Game of the Week. 

Cy Wing threw for 233 yards and three scores, including a go-ahead TD pass to Mark Ybarra with 0:19 to play to lift Dublin (5-0) which remains unbeaten with its best start since 1999. 

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BCP Podcast No. 11: Evan, Daniel catch up with Dublin coach Bob Cervetto

When Bob Cervetto took over the Dublin football program, the Lions hadn’t won a playoff game in almost five decades. In the  seven seasons since, Dublin has twice reached the area-round in football and experienced a higher degree of athletic success during the winter and fall seasons.

This week, the always-upbeat Cervetto took some time to chat with Big Country Preps’ Evan Ren and Daniel Youngblood about his positive outlook on coaching and life, the state of the Dublin athletic program and what keeps him coming back each year on this week’s Capital Farm Credit Wednesday Night Podcast.

Also in this episode, Evan and Daniel discuss the Big Country’s most intriguing storylines heading into the 2018 high school football season.

Every day is a good day for Dublin’s Bob Cervetto

Every day he wakes up with something green and gold to look at is considered a great day for eighth-year Dublin football coach/athletic director Bob Cervetto.

That’s not overstated.

In a nutshell, most of Cervetto’s energy since 2011 has been spent pumping enthusiasm into a high school athletic program that was once considered to be one of the weakest in the Big Country. And we’re not just talking about football here.

The 60-year-old Cervetto, unlike many old-schoolers from his generation, is a total-program advocate. And every new day literally begins with the same mission: elevating everyone in his sphere of influence to reach for a higher level.

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Dublin Lions enter 2018 with great numbers

For fans of the Dublin Lions, 2018 brings some proverbial good news and bad news.

First, the downside: Dublin returns just four offensive and three defensive starters from a 3-7 team. Nearly 20 lettermen have graduated and there’s a lot of work ahead for coach Bob Cervetto to find the right combinations.

On the plus side: The Lions are top-heavy with upperclassmen and are expected to suit up roughly 20 seniors and 20 juniors — astonishing numbers for a 3A.

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