Sunday, June 4, 2023

Home Sweet Home: Dragons Win Playoff Thriller vs. Cedar Hill

DSC_6502The Carroll Dragons earned one of the most memorable victories at Dragon Stadium last Friday.

For the first time since 2002, the Dragons hosted a playoff game and won a 37-33 thriller vs. two-time defending state champion Cedar Hill in a Class 6A Division II bi-district playoff. Carroll was afforded the chance to host due to new UIL rule in 6A. The top seeds in each division earn the opportunity to host.

View the photo gallery from the game.

Before a frenzied home crowd, the Dragons didn’t disappoint. Carroll (9-2) jumped to a 14-0 lead after one quarter and held on down the stretch. The decisive play came in the final minute when Cedar Hill snapped the ball out of the end zone from the 1-yard line for a safety.

Carroll was led by senior playmaker Lil’ Jordan Humphrey. The running back was a dual threat all night against Cedar Hill. He rushed for 176 yards and two touchdowns and had 113 receiving with one TD. Fellow running back Shemar Coleman added 130 yards and one TD.

Dragon quarterback Mason Holmes was 13-for-15 with 181 yards and two TDs. Carroll had 486 yards of offense and 305 on the ground.

Carroll advances to face Denton Guyer in the Division II area round. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Allen’s Eagle Stadium.

Dragons Roll Past Abilene, Gear for Rival Coppell

FB Images (1)ABILENE – The Carroll Dragons withstood another tough road challenge last Friday at Abilene’s Shotwell Stadium.

The Dragons blasted previously undefeated Abilene 42-17 to finish their grueling non-district schedule at 3-1. But the Dragons hit the road again this week at rival Coppell at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

This is the District 7-6A opener for the Dragons. Coppell opened district play last week with a 42-10 victory against L.D. Bell.

Against Abilene, Dragon quarterback Mason Holmes had another big game passing for 264 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Lil’ Jordan Humphrey amassed a big night with 113 yards rushing and 166 yards receiving and two combined TDs.

Dragon senior receiver Zach Farrar had three TD catches, all three in the first quarter and finished with five catches for 94 yards.

Dragons (3-1) vs. Coppell (3-2,1-0)
Date: Friday, Oct. 2
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Site: Cowboys Stadium, Coppell – 185 West Parkway Blvd.
Radio: The Word 100.7 FM, Pre-game show at 6:30 p.m.


Dragons Earn Top Honors on All-District 7-6A List


Dragon QB Ryan Agnew was named 7-6A MVP.

The Carroll Dragons finished with a 13-1 season in the Class 6A Division II state quarterfinals after falling last Saturday vs. Cedar Hill 62-42. Carroll’s achievement this year included an undefeated regular season and District 7-6A championship. The Dragons also earned several top honors on this year’s 7-6A All-District list.

District MVP
*QB       Ryan Agnew                       Carroll                  #7           Sr           
*Unanimous Selection

Offensive MVP
RB           Charles West                     Coppell                 #1           Sr

Defensive MVP
DL           King Newton                      Carroll                   #91         Sr

Offensive Newcomer
*OL        Luke McBride                    Coppell                                #72         So          
*Unanimous Selection

Defensive Newcomer
OLB        Jacob Copeland                Carroll                   #41         So

Coach of the Year
Carroll Staff

2014 District 7-6A
Football All-District Selections

OFFENSE – 1st Team

1st Team Quarterback
Tyler Natee                                        Trinity                   #2           Jr

1st Team Running Backs
*Lil’Jordan Humphrey             Carroll                  #25         Jr            
*Unanimous Selection
DeMarco Corbin                               Colleyville            #27         Sr
Brandon Rice                                     Coppell                 #22         Jr
Daniel Dorsett                                   LD Bell                   #5           Sr
*Ja’Ron Wilson                            Trinity                   #28         Jr             *Unanimous Selection

1st Team Fullback
*Parker Wilson                            Coppell                                #30         Sr           
*Unanimous Selection

1st Team Tight End
*Caleb Cumbie                             Trinity                   #42         Jr            
*Unanimous Selection

1st Team Wide Receivers
*Parker Fentriss                         Carroll                  #4           Sr           
*Unanimous Selection
*Ryan McGiboney                      Carroll                  #6           Sr           
*Unanimous Selection
Jackson Zeledon                               Colleyville            #8           Sr
*Obi Obiala                                   Coppell                                #11         Jr             *Unanimous Selection
Adrien Itoka                                       Richland               #22         Sr

1st Team Center
Grant Stewart                                   Carroll                   #64         Sr
Jordan Causey                                  Trinity                   #60         Sr

1st Team Guards
*Trey Poirier                                Colleyville          #59         Jr            
*Unanimous Selection
*Glenn Williams                         Coppell                #75         Sr           
*Unanimous Selection
*Sioeli Fakahua                           Trinity                   #50         Sr           
*Unanimous Selection
*Tevita Falahola                          Trinity               #68         Sr           
*Unanimous Selection

1st Team Tackles
Connor Williams                               Coppell                 #55         Sr
Jordan Murray                                  Coppell                 #71         Sr
Patrick Vahe                                       Trinity                   #77         Sr

1st Team Kicker
Jake Oldroyd                                      Carroll                   #87         Jr

OFFENSE – 2nd Team

2nd Team Quarterback
Skyler Bonneau                                Coppell                 #2           Sr
Eddie Thomas IV                             Richland               #4           Sr

2nd Team Running Backs
CJ Hicks                                             Richland               #1           Sr
Justin Toberny                                 Colleyville            #22         Sr
Tim Starks                                         LD Bell                   #23         Sr

2nd Team Fullback
Mikey Perez                                       Trinity                   #20         Sr

2nd Team Tight End
Drew Smith                                        Coppell                 #26         Jr

2nd Team Wide Receivers
Tariq Gordon                                    Carroll                   #21         Sr
Kevin Salinas                                    Colleyville            #13         Sr
Josh Fink                                           Coppell                 #8           Jr
Markis McCray                                 Trinity                   #10         Sr
Camden Arnold                                Colleyville            #9           Sr

2nd Team Center
Jared Smith                                       LD Bell                   #75         Sr
Latu Kata                                           Trinity                   #52         Jr

2nd Team Guards
Drew Jakala                                      Carroll                   #71         Sr
Colin Jacques                                   Coppell                 #54         Sr
Anesu Sitole                                       LD Bell                   #55         So
Corey Able                                          Richland               #56         Sr

2nd Team Tackles
Lucas Tribble                                    Carroll                   #75         Jr
Connor McAnnally                           Colleyville            #70         Sr
Saia Mose                                           Trinity                   #72         Sr
Nick Walters                                      Colleyville            #55         Jr

2nd Team Kicker
Max Allan                                            Colleyville            #1           Jr

DEFENSE-1st Team

1st Team Defensive Ends
Joey Paulsen                                      Carroll                   #94         Sr
Tyree Smith                                        Haltom                 #77         Jr
Anthony Fa’aumu                            Trinity                   #39         Sr
Tipa Galeai                                          Trinity                   #11         Sr

1st Team Defensive Line
Jayson Williams                                Colleyville            #90         Sr
Connor Williams                               Coppell                 #55         Sr
Chris Daniels                                      Trinity                   #7           Jr
*Viliami Finau                              Trinity                   #54         Sr            *Unanimous Selection

1st Team Inside LB
*Clark Parr                                   Carroll                  #47         Sr           
*Unanimous Selection
Jake Moore                                        Colleyville            #35         Sr
Tyler Hopkins                                    Coppell                 #35         Sr
Kwame Harris                                   Trinity                   #34         Sr
Tobias Natee                                     Trinity                   #41         Sr

1st Team Outside LB
*Joel McClellan                           Carroll                  #17         Sr           
*Unanimous Selection
Jared Crouch                                     Colleyville            #24         Sr
Hayden Davidson                             Richland               #13         Sr
Chad Williams                                   LD Bell                   #20         Sr

1st Team Safety
Andy Chelf                                          Carroll                   #15         Sr
Ryan Phillippe                                    Colleyville            #10         Sr
Jacob Murray                                     Coppell                 #15         Sr
Saia Ngalo                                           Trinity                   #13         Sr
TJ Kautai                                              Trinity                   #17         Sr

1st Team Corner Back
Obi Eboh                                           Carroll                   #23         Jr
Tariq Gordon                                   Carroll                   #21         Sr
Matthew Munoz                              Trinity                   #21         Sr

1st Team Punter
Stephen Bodish                                Colleyville            #37         Sr

DEFENSE-2nd Team

2nd Team Defensive Ends
Maxx Crosby                                     Colleyville            #3           Sr
Scott Huntsman                               Coppell                 #9           Sr
Chris Biggurs                                    Coppell                 #7           Sr
David Dorsett                                    LD Bell                   #90         Sr
Jaylon Bevil                                      Trinity                   #89         Sr

2nd Team Defensive Line
Grady Sullivan                                  Carroll                   #32         Sr
KeAndre Johnson                            Colleyville            #36         Jr
Coleton Burgess                               Richland               #44         Jr

2nd Team Inside LB
Hunter Pensom                              Carroll                   #42         Sr
Bo Anderson                                   Coppell                 #44         Sr
Jonathan Okello                             Richland               #23         Sr

2nd Team Outside LB
Gavin Ricks                                     Haltom                 #15         So
Justus Gregg                                   Trinity                   #14         Jr
Austin Jones                                   Coppell                 #13         Sr

2nd Team Safety
Kevin Cramer                                Carroll                   #18         Sr
Drew McAdams                            Coppell                 #17         Sr
PJ Hill                                            Richland               #24         Jr

2nd Team Corner Back
Nick Felix                                      Colleyville            #2           Sr
Bryce Von Zurmuehlen              Coppell                 #16         Sr
Ledarryle Bryant                           Richland               #2           Jr

2nd Team Punter
Tyler Dunlop                                      LD Bell                   #30         Jr

Dragons Rally to Upend Colleyville Heritage

PinkOut14_JRepice (8) GRAPEVINE – The Carroll Dragons were in need of an offensive rally and big defensive effort in the second half against Colleyville Heritage.

The Dragons got both in a 42-23 victory Friday at Mustang-Panther Stadium to remain undefeated with two games left in the regular season. Carroll improved to 8-0 and 4-0 in District 7-6A. The Dragons return home Friday for their final home game of the regular season at 7:30 p.m. against Haltom.

Carroll trailed 20-7 in the second quarter and rallied behind the tackle-breaking effort of tailback Lil’ Jordan Humphrey and a shutdown defense. Humphrey rushed 35 times for 261 yards and four TDs. Humphrey had back-to-back scoring runs of 24 and 1 yards in the second quarter.

The Dragons trailed 23-21 at halftime, but held the Panthers scoreless in the second half. Humphrey scored two more TDs in the second half on runs of 39 and 3 yards.

Heritage was held to 200 yards and 13 first downs. Carroll amassed 492 yards and 354 on the ground. Dragon quarterback Ryan Agnew was 12-of-18 for 138 yards with one TD and two interceptions. Ryan McGiboney led the Dragons with eight catches for 75 yards and one 14-yard TD catch.

Carroll (8-0, 4-0) vs. Haltom (0-8, 0-4)
Date: Friday, Oct. 31
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Site: Dragon Stadium
Tickets: Purchase online here…Dragon Stadium: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; CSHS/CHS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Notes: Haltom lost to L.D. Bell 39-22 last week…Lil’ Jordan Humphrey has 1,221 yards rushing and 20 TDs this season.

Dragons Outlast Westlake in Season Opener

Photo courtesy Evan Dunkel, CMSI Intern

Photo courtesy Evan Dunkel, CMSI Intern

The Carroll Dragon football team opened the 2014 season with a 17-14 victory against Austin Westlake last Friday at Dragon Stadium.

The game featured the return of former Carroll coach Todd Dodge, now in his first year at Westlake. The Dragons trailed 7-0, but rallied with 17 consecutive points and the defense held in the final minutes to secure the victory. The Dragons, ranked No. 6 in the state in Class 6A, face Tulsa Union at 8 p.m. Friday at AT&T Stadium.

Dragon quarterback Ryan Agnew threw for 100 yards and rushed for 92 and one touchdown. Carroll trailed 7-3 at the half but scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to take the lead. Lil’ Jordan Humphrey had 12 rushes for 76 yards and one touchdown.

The Dragon defense produced three turnovers, including two interceptions and one fumble.

Carroll vs. Tulsa Union – Southwest Showcase
Friday, Sept. 5
Time: 8 p.m.
Site: AT&T Stadium
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word, broadcast starts at 7 p.m.
Follow live: Updates on Twitter @Carrollisd
Tickets: Purchase online here….or CSHS & CHS, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Tues, Wed, Thurs – Cash or Check Only; Dragon Stadium – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tues, Wed, Thur, 8 a.m. -12 p.m. Friday – Cash or Check Only. Pre-game prices Saturday-Friday at 12 p.m. = $8 Adults, $6 Students. All tickets purchased at AT&T Stadium on Friday will be $10. Parking will be $10 sold at the stadium.Tickets are valid for all three Showcase games on Friday, Sept 5.
Notes: This will be the season opener for Tulsa Union, which lost to Jenks in the state championship last year. Union has eight Oklahoma state titles.

Southwest Showcase Games

2 p.m. – Argyle vs. Denison
5:30 p.m. – Dallas Skyline vs. Arlington Martin
8 p.m. – Carroll vs. Tulsa Union

11 a.m. – Byron Nelson vs. San Angelo Central
2 p.m. – L.D Bell vs. Rockwall
5:30 p.m. – Trinity vs. Rockwall Heath
8 p.m. – Northwest vs. Prosper


Dragons Conclude Road Stretch At Northwest

The No. 8-ranked Carroll Dragons travel to face Northwest Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Dragons are seeking their sixth consecutive victory. This marks the third consecutive road game for the Dragons.

Carroll enters the game 5-1 and 3-0 in District 4-5A. Northwest is 5-1 and 2-1 in district. The game will be carried live on 100.7 FM The Word. Also, follow live updates from the game on Twitter with the hashtag #slcdragons.

Dragons (5-1) vs. Northwest (5-1)
Site: Northwest ISD Stadium, 18501 Hwy 114, Justin
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word



Photo Gallery: Dragon Spring Football 2013

Dragons Begin Spring Football Practice Monday

The Dragons spring football practices begin Monday at Carroll Senior High School.

The Carroll Dragon football team will begin spring practices Monday at Carroll Senior High School.

The Dragons will conduct 12 practices over four weeks and the Green-White game will conclude the spring workouts on Thursday, May 23. Carroll will scrimmage at the end of each of the first three weeks. The scrimmages will be held at Dragon Stadium. All other practices will be held at the Carroll Senior High School practice fields.

Monday’s first workout will be held from 4-6 p.m. The first scrimmage is Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at Dragon Stadium.

The Dragons are coming off a 12-2 season that included a Class 5A Division I quarterfinal finish.