Saturday, August 20, 2022

Dragons Cruise, Face Trinity Rematch Friday

FORT WORTH – The Carroll Dragons met Midland Lee for the second time this season last Friday at a frigid, windy and wet Saginaw’s Chisholm Trail Stadium.

The results were similar as the Dragons’ big plays led to a big early lead and 51-7 victory in a Class 5A Division I area playoff. The Dragons improved to 11-1 overall and won their 10th consecutive game. Behind the running of A.J. Ezzard and three first half turnovers, the Dragons held a 45-0 halftime lead.

The Dragon defense recovered a fumble and had two interceptions and shutout the Midland Lee offense for three quarters. Carroll defeated Midland Lee 63-14 during non-district play at Dragon Stadium.

The Dragons also added a fake field goal when holder Joe Heineman took the snap an dtossed a shovel pass to Steven Bergmark, who ran 15 yards for a touchdown. Kicker Drew Brown, who has committed to Nebraska, also added a 47-yard field goal in difficult conditions.

Ezzard finished with 16 carries for 99 yards and two TDs. Quarterback Ryan Agnew was 10-for-18 passing for 130 yards and tossed two TDs to Luke Timian.

Carroll advances to face Trinity in the Region I semifinals at AT&T Stadium. Kickoff is 4 p.m. Friday and the middle game of a tripleheader. This is a rematch from the same round a year ago when the Dragons won 16-7. Trinity (10-2) defeated Mansfield Timberview 42-21 in the area round.

Class 5A Division I Region I Semifinal: Carroll vs. Trinity
Date: Friday, Nov. 29
Time: 4 p.m.
Site: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Tickets: See below
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word
Twitter Live Updates: @CarrollISD; @SLCAthletics; @SLDragonFB;
Hashtag: #slcdragons
Season Highlights: DragonTV

Dragon Playoff Ticket Information
Tickets will be on sale Tuesday and Wednesday at the Dragon Stadium athletic office from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Adult tickets are $8 and students are $6. All tickets at the game are $10.

NEW AT&T Cowboys Stadium Bag Policy
Please be aware that the new bag policy will be in effect for the upcoming high school football playoff games at AT&T Stadium. This policy does not apply to bands, cheer and drill teams but it will apply to all spectators coming in via the public entrances. This also means that noisemakers are only allowed if they fit the sizes mentioned in [see Cowboys website] and they are able to be inspected by security personnel! Propane tanks, air horns, signs or flags on sticks or poles, alcohol, bottles, cans, outside food & beverage, beverage containers of any kind, popcorn tubs, coolers, weapons of any kind, laser pointers, footballs, wrapped gifts or baby powder/ flour to throw into the air are NOT allowed either.

Also new this year is our screening process with an handheld metal detection device. This will apply to everyone coming into the building. Spectators, staff and bands, cheer and drill teams alike. Please make sure that you spread the word so everyone is aware of these new guidelines. And finally – coaches, ball boys, JV players and team staff need to be in jerseys or team gear in order to be allowed on the sidelines. Otherwise, they will need a special sideline credential.

Dragons Face District Showdown vs. Fossil Ridge

The Carroll Dragons face Fossil Ridge in a Halloween showdown Thursday in Keller. This is a battle of District 4-5A’s top two teams.

The Dragons enter the game riding a seven-game win streak and coming off a 52-17 victory against Keller. Carroll is 7-1 overall and 5-0 in 4-5A. Fossil Ridge is 6-2 overall and 4-1 in district and coming off a 40-6 victory against Haltom. Carroll can clinch the district championship with a victory.

Dragons vs. Fossil Ridge
Date: Thursday
Time: 7 p.m.
Site: KISD Athletic Complex
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word
Tickets: All tickets $8 at the gate
Live Twitter Updates: @SLCDragonFB; @Carrollisd
Hashtag: #slcdragons
Season Highlights: Visit Carroll DragonTV

Dragons Hit Road Again, Face Richland

The Carroll Dragons play their second of three consecutive District 4-5A road games Friday at Richland. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at BISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex in North Richland Hills.

The Dragons are tied with Fossil Ridge for the district lead at 2-0. Carroll, which has won four consecutive games,  is averaging 52.8 points per game and is the second-highest scoring team in the area. The No. 8-ranked Dragons are led offensively by first-year starting quarterback Ryan Agnew, who has rushed for 13 TDs and throw for 1,195 yards and 10 TDs. The offense is averaging 508 yards per game.

Defensively, the Dragons have been just as impressive. Carroll has allowed just 10 in district victories against Keller Central and Timber Creek. Richland enters the game 2-3 overall and 1-1 in district.

Dragons (4-1, 2-0) vs. Richland (2-3, 1-1)
Date: Friday, Oct. 11
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Site: BISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex – Click here for map to stadium
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word
Last week: Carroll 77, Timber Creek 6; Richland 28, Haltom 7

Dragon Football Offseason Program Ranked No. 1

What’s the foundation of the Carroll Dragons’ football success? A big part is their offseason training and the USA Today has ranked the Carroll Dragons and the “Dragon Maker” as the top-rated workout in country in a recent top-five ranking.

Read more about the “Dragon Maker” and the top 5 here.