Dirk DeVries had a career night Friday, helping Dublin (3-1) to its best start in seven years.

DeVries scored four touchdowns, and the Lion defense posted its second shutout in three weeks in a 42-0 homecoming win over Valley Mills.

DeVries recorded four receptions for 156 yards, including touchdowns of 79 and 52 yards. He also had four carries for 86 yards, including a 76-yard TD scamper, and added a 45-yard score on a punt return right before halftime. 

Head Coach Bob Cervetto said of his performance, "Dirk is just one of those steady guys that has been big for us. Whatever you want done, Dirk does it. He is just a lot of fun to coach." 

Junior Brady Holleman also had a big night, throwing for 297 yards on 14-23 through the air.

Sophomore Chuy Chacon scored on a 45-yard touchdown run in the second half. 

It's the 3-1 start by Dublin since 2006, also the last time the Lions won three straight.

The Lions are now looking at their first district opponent in Merkel, and Cervetto is thinking positive. "Last week we really started gelling offensively and this week we started adding to it. We're settling down and we're playing well."