The Carroll Dragon 7-on-7 team participated last weekend in the state championship in College Station.
The Dragons went 2-1 during pool play and reached the Championship Bracket on Saturday. Carroll fell, however, in its first bracket game 41-12 against Cy Fair.
In the Championship Bracket title game, The Woodlands defeated Dickinson 32-26.
During pool play, the Dragons defeated Fort Bend Travis 32-28 and Willis 47-22. Carroll was the No. 2 seed in the four-team pool. The Dragons lone loss in pool came against top-seed Round Rock Westwood 39-32.
This year marked the 16th time Carroll has qualified for the 7-on-7 state tournament. Carroll won the Division I championship in 1998 and 2013.
Photo courtesy: Dragon 7-on-7
The Dragons, last year’s Division I champion, went 1-2 in pool and played in the Consolation Bracket. Carroll lost its pool play opener 33-27 to Channelview, defeated Wichita Falls 34-31 and lost to The Woodlands 41-39. Carroll was one of 64 teams competing for the title in Division I.
Carroll lost its opening game in the Consolation Bracket to Cy Falls 45-13. Cy Falls was the eventual Consolation champions and won five consecutive games and defeated College Station in the final 33-27. Katy Seven Lakes won the Championship Bracket 42-25 over Whitehouse.
See all the results on the 7-on-7 official website.
The Carroll Dragons will look to defend their Texas State Division I 7-on-7 state championship this week.
The 7-on-7 event will be held July 11-12 for Class 6A and 5A schools at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. Carroll moves to 6A in 2014. Carroll’s four-team pool includes Channelview, The Woodlands and Wichita Falls.
The Dragons are led by senior-to-be quarterback Ryan Agnew, who guided the team to the title last season. He returns with a cast of new receivers this season. Keep up will all the scores on the 7-on-7 website.
The Dragons, led by junior-to-be-quarterback Ryan Angew, defeated Houston Stratford 46-27 in the championship held at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander.
Carroll won five consecutive games in the Championship Bracket on Saturday and was fueled by big plays on both sides as they fought off the heat. The Dragons also went 3-0 in pool play.
This marked the second 7-on-7 state title for the Dragons. In 1998, Carroll won the inaugural 7-on-7 event.
Dragon Championship Bracket Results:
d. Cy Falls, 53-12
d. Cy Fair, 40-33
d. Houston Lamar, 40-13
d. Arlington Bowie, 41-28
d. Houston Stratford, 46-27
Padron Works Out With Cowboys
Former Dragon quarterback Kyle Padron worked out for the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday at Valley Ranch along with two other quarterbacks. The Cowboys are evaluating other backup quarterback options before training camp begins Friday in Oxnard, Calif. Padron was released in May after signing a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders.
Dragon Linebacker Commits
Senior-to-be linebacker J.B. Copeland has given an oral commitment to New Mexico State. Copeland is one of the top defensive returnees for the Dragon in 2013. He started at outside linebacker last year and had 78 tackles and three interceptions.
Former Dragon Pitcher In All-Star Game
Ex-Dragon pitcher Ross Stripling, a former All-American at Texas A&M, has been selected to play in the Double-A Southern League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 17 in Jacksonville. Stripling, who plays for the Chattanooga Lookouts (LA Dodgers), will play for the North Division. Stripling is 5-1 with a 2.73 earned-run average this season.
Dodge Begins Coaching Career At Texas
Former Dragon quarterback Riley Dodge will be part of a Texas Longhorn coaching staff this season. Dodge begins his first year as the offensive quality control coach on Mack Brown’s staff. In high school, Dodge originally commited to Texas before following his father Todd Dodge to the University of North Texas. Todd Dodge played quarterback at Texas from 1982-85 and is currently head coach at Marble Falls High School. Riley Dodge took the job after serving as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M.
Carroll Coach Featured At Coaching School
Carroll’s Jon Youngblood will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s coaching convention and school in Fort Worth. Read more here.
Following the Dragons’ 16-0 football season that ended with a championship, the Dragon 7-on-7 team is looking to complete a state championship run of its own. The Dragons will compete in the two-day state 7-on-7 tournament beginning Friday, Saturday July 20-21 in College Station.
The team is led by senior-to-be State Championship MVP quarterback Kenny Hill, who has committed to Texas A&M. The Dragons are in 5A Division 1 and will begin pool play Friday. The Dragons will play a tripleheader with the first game at 1 p.m. against Houston Stratford and follow at 3 p.m. against Corpus Christi Calallen and 5 p.m. against Houston Klein Collins.
Other local teams that qualified for the state tournament in Division 1 include Colleyville Heritage, Arlington Bowie, Arlington and Arlington Lamar. Follow the Dragons in the tournament on www.state7on7.com.