After what felt like a never-ending rain delay, the Dragons finally took the field at 9 p.m. fo open the home portion of their schedule in a matchup with Colleyville Heritage. The offense built on their productive first half of game one and brought home the first home victory of the season 42-17.
The Dragons came out hot in this one scoring on their second play from scrimmage. Later in the first half, senior QB Will Bowers walked into the end zone on a QB sneak to put the Dragons up 14-0 with just over six minutes left in the first quarter. After a TJ McDaniel touchdown and a Patrick Traynor score set up by the interception by Preston Forney, the Dragons went into the locker room up 28-0 at the half.
The Dragons continued adding points in the second half and racked up over 220 yards on the ground and over 400 yards of total offense. The defense led by Forney with 12 tackles and one interception kept the Panthers off the scoreboard for the majority of the game.
The offense and defense looked great in the home opener, but the story of the game was Madi Martin, the senior kicker for the Dragons. Martin became the first female in Dragon history to kick in a varsity game. She hit all five of her extra-point attempts in this game. It was a special night for the Dragon kicker who is also the Lady Dragon’s Soccer goalie.
The Dragons will be at Dragon Stadium again next Friday, September 14 for a matchup with the Panthers of Odessa Permian. Kick off is at 7 pm.