The Dragons got off to a hot start in their matchup on Saturday with DeSoto at Vernon Newsom Stadium in Mansfield. After two Will Bowers rushing touchdown and one from R.J. Mickens, the Dragons raced out to a 21-0 lead early in first half.
The Dragon defense was stellar throughout the game holding the electric offense of Desoto to six points through the first three quarters. Senior linebacker, Graham Faloona led the defense with nine tackles.
Senior T.J. McDaniel added to his season stat line with 240 total yards and two rushing touchdowns on the game. McDaniel has now notched 1,856 yards and 31 touchdowns during the 2018 football season. Senior quarterback, Bowers threw for just under 200 yards on the game and increased his season totals to 2,136 yards passing with 17 touchdowns through the air and 564 yards rushing and seven touchdowns.
The Dragons went on to clinch the Area title 41-20 and advance on to the next round against a familiar foe. The Dragons will travel to UNT’s Apogee Stadium to take on long-time rival Trinity at 7:00 pm on Friday night.