Sunday, April 14, 2024

Dragon Complete Undefeated District Run Behind Powerful Running Game

img_2895The Carroll Dragons put an exclamation point on their District 5-6A championship last Friday.

The Dragons defeated second-place Hebron 52-34 at Dragon Stadium to finish with an undefeated district run. Carroll finished the regular season 9-1 and 7-0 in district and advances to the Class 6A Division II playoffs this week against Wylie.

The formula for the Dragons was their rushing attack. Carroll rushed for 414 yards and averaged eight yards per carry. Leading the way was senior running back Audricke Gaines, who rushed for 240 yards on 28 carries and four touchdowns. Tre Sledge added 86 yards and Jack Johansson had 58 yards and two touchdowns.

Gaines finished the regular season with 1,265 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns.

Quarterback Mason Holmes was 9-for-11 with 91 yards and threw one touchdown.

Carroll forced two turnovers and held a 35-21 lead by halftime.

Carroll (9-1) vs. Wylie (5-5) – Class 6A Division II Bi-District Playoff
Date: Friday, Nov. 11
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Site: Dragon Stadium
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word – pre-game show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Notes: Wylie finished fourth in District 6-6A.