The Carroll Dragon football team has released its 2012 schedule. The defending Class 5A Division I state champions will open the season on the road Friday, Aug. 31 at Allen. The matchup features the opening of Allen’s new stadium.
Carroll’s home opener will be the following week on Friday, Sept. 7 against the Midland Bulldogs. It will mark the first meeting between the two teams. The final non-district game will be against Temple on Friday, Sept. 14 at Cowboys Stadium as the featured high school game in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference Showcase.
The Dragons will have a bye week Friday, Sept. 21 before beginning play in the newly-aligned District 4-5A at Keller Central. Carroll will also host three consecutive home games in district against Keller Timber Creek, Richland (Homecoming) and Northwest. Senior Night will be Friday, Nov. 2 against Fossil Ridge. The 2012 regular season concludes on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Haltom.
Fans will have a sneak peek of the 2012 Dragons at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24 in the annual Spring Game at Dragon Stadium. The game concludes spring workouts which began April 30. During last year’s state championship run, the Dragon went 16-0 and earned the program’s eighth state title, tying a state record.
Metro Sports Communications returns for its 10th year carrying all Dragon games live on The Word 100.7 FM. Chuck Kelly will handle play-by-play duties. Carroll ISD and Dragon Stadium sponsors will enhance the game day experience through a special promotional opportunity reserved for Anchor and Founding level partners. Berkeys, Park Place, Mike Davis State Farm, Roxann Taylor and Associates Realtors, Baylor Grapevine and Cook Children’s will have the opportunity to be the title sponsor of a single home games during the 2012 season. Fans can check out special promotional items and other freebies provided by these sponsors to show their Dragon Spirit.