One of the Dragon football goals each year is to hold practice on Thanksgiving, and they accomplished that goal this season.
After defeating Desoto, the Dragons were slated to take on Midland Lee two days after the holiday practice in Abilene. Dragon faithful made the trip to Abilene to tailgate and cheer on their favorite football team. The Dragons would take care of business early and earn their spot in the regional final on December 7 by a final score of 48-27.
Thanks to another hot start from the Dragon offense, the tone of this game was set early. On the opening driving, the Dragons marched down the field and scored on a Quinn Ewers 14 yard rushing touchdown. Ewers would go on to throw three touchdown passes to senior Blake Smith and one to senior Brady Boyd. Ewers ended the game with 4 touchdown passes and 361 yards through the air.
The play of the game, which ended up at number three on the ESPN top ten plays of the day, was an amazing one-handed snag by Boyd late in the first quarter. The video from this catch caught fire on social media and ended up being shown nationally on ESPN.
This win sets up the rematch of last year’s regional final as 13-0 Carroll will face Duncanville, also 13-0 and ranked #1 in the state according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. The game is set for 2:30 pm on Saturday, December 7 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Ticket information can be found here.
(Photo courtesy of Matt’s Photography)