A region championship is at stake in the Shamrock Bowl on Friday. After an 0-2 start, the Fighting Irish have a chance to clinch with a win over Laney.
Dublin is on a six-game win streak coming into its matchup against the Wildcats. Both teams are 6-2, and 4-0, in region 3-AA.
Dublin Coach, Roger Holmes, saw his team go 2-8 last season. He and his players say the change has everything to do with attitude.
"It's been a much more enjoyable season. We've a had a group of seniors that have been phenomenal leaders this year. They've come to work every day," said Holmes.
Senior running back Brandon Coney witnessed the change first-hand. This year's group is more supportive.
"The attitude has changed. If we make a bad play, we pick each other up. That's how it goes."
Ken Woodruff, also a senior, is ready to take command of the region from his middle linebacker spot.