Monday, April 22, 2024

Dragons Shutout Richland, Gear for Showdown


Humphrey rushed for 224 yards and three TDs. Photo by Rex Teter.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS – The Carroll Dragon defense produced its best effort of the season in a 38-0 victory last Friday against Richland.

The Dragons (6-0, 2-0 in District 7-6A) allowed just four first downs and 57 total yards in a dominating performance at Birdville Fine Arts/Athletics Complex. Richland was forced to punt 11 times. Meanwhile, the Dragon offense continued to rack up yards and points.

Dragon running back Lil’ Jordan Humphrey had 224 yards on 21 carries (10.6 yards per carry) and three TDs on runs of 9, 29 and 51 yards. Fellow back Deondre Wiltshire had nine carries for 38 yards and two TDs. Quarterback Ryan Agnew finished 8-of-13 with 112 yards passing.

The Dragons held a 17-0 halftime lead and 31-0 after three quarters on the strength of two third-quarter TD runs by Humphrey.

This week, the Dragons host the Trinity Trojans in a showdown for first place in District 7-6A on Pink Out Night. It will be the first meeting between the two state powerhouses in the regular season.  Carroll is ranked No. 3 in the state and Trinity is ranked No. 4 by the Associated Press.

No. 3 Carroll (6-0, 2-0) vs. No. 4 Trinity (7-0, 3-0)
Date: Friday, Oct. 17 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Site: Dragon Stadium
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word
Tickets: Purchase tickets online here. 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: This will be Carroll’s Pink Out Night and cancer survivors will be honored on the field before the game…Carroll and Trinity have met three times in the playoffs with the Dragons holding a 2-1 advantage. Trinity eliminated the Dragons in the Class 5A Region I Semifinal 42-38 last season…Trinity coach Steve Lineweaver was the Dragons offensive coordinator on Carroll’s 1988 and 1992 state title teams.