This time last year the Keller Indians celebrated a hard fought victory over the Carroll Dragons in a back and forth dual meet. The Dragons would then go onto edge out the Indians at the District Dual meet Tournament, before finishing behind the Indians at the District Tournament, where they claimed the District title and ended Carroll’s three-year run as District Champions.
Tuesday night’s dual meet at Keller High School will be the first step in renewing this rivalry for the current season. Both teams have started well this season. The Dragons bring a 4-1 dual meet record and strong showing in Oklahoma under their belts. Keller is coming off a 4th-place finish at the Rockwall Invitational, with multiple wrestlers taking tournament individual titles.
Carroll’s only blemish on its dual meet record came at the hands of 6A power Flower Mound in an exciting dual, 37-31, this past weekend at the Flower Mound Duals.
Freshman Cameron Haddock had a huge win for the Dragons, defeating 2014 State Qualifier, Noah Gile of FM, 8-0 at 120 lbs. The dual went back and forth with the Dragons and Jaguars both winning 7 of the 14 matches contested. Bonus points ended up providing the 6-point cushion that Flower Mound would need to take home the win.
Last week the Dragons defeated Prosper on Senior Night 66-8.
After practice on Thursday night, the Dragons will load up and head to Enid, Okla. for the Mid-America Nationals Wrestling Tournament. The tournament is hosted by Enid HS at the new Enid Convention Center. This tournament is arguably one of the most competitive in Oklahoma. Texas teams, Flower Mound, Arlington Martin & El Paso Franklin will be in attendance along with the top teams from Oklahoma and Kansas. This tournament will provide a huge test for our wrestlers and be a great learning experience moving forward through the season. It will have a State Tournament type atmosphere and that is the aim of all of our varsity wrestlers.