The Class 5A defending state champion Carroll Dragons face the DeSoto Eagles on Saturday at SMU’s Ford Stadium in a highly-anticipated showdown of two of the state’s top teams. The Class 5A Division I Region I final kicks off at 2 p.m.
The Dragons are coming off a hard-fought defensive victory last week against Trinity, which DeSoto also defeated this season. The Eagles feature standout tailback Dontre Wilson, who has verbally committed to Oregon. He teams with quarterback Desmond White for a potent backfield.
For Carroll, quarterback Kenny Hill continues to add to his impressive career at the helm of the Dragons. As a starter, Hill is 36-3 and is looking for his 13th career victory in the postseason since his sophomore season. Hill rushed for 130 yards last week against Trinity. The Dragons have won 12 consecutive games and held Trinity scoreless in the second half last week.
Carroll (12-1) vs. DeSoto (13-0) – Class 5A Division I Region I Final
Date: Saturday, Dec. 8
Time: 2 p.m.
Site: SMU’s Ford Stadium
Tickets: $12 at the gate
Radio: KWRD 100.7 FM
TV: Fox Sports Southwest – Tape Delay, 10 p.m.
Live Updates: Follow Carroll ISD’s Twitter account for scoring updates and photos @Carrollisd
Notes: The winner faces the winner of Allen vs. Dallas Skyline in the state semifinals next week…Last week LB/FB Steven Bergmark added his name to Dragon playoff lore. He recorded a blocked FG, sack, fumble recovery, Carroll’s only TD and the game-sealing INT. Bergmark won the Dallas Morning News’ Hero award for this week..This will be the first meeting between Carroll and DeSoto.