The 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.
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.
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.
*QB Ryan Agnew Carroll #7 Sr *Unanimous Selection
RB Charles West Coppell #1 Sr
DL King Newton Carroll #91 Sr
*OL Luke McBride Coppell #72 So *Unanimous Selection
OLB Jacob Copeland Carroll #41 So
Coach of the Year
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
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
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
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.
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
Date: 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
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
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.