Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Dragon Sports Notebook: 7-on-7 Team Wins State Title

LEANDER – The Carroll Dragons’ 7-on-7 team captured the Division I state championship last Saturday pulling off an impressive run that ended with a convincing title game victory.

The Dragons, led by junior-to-be-quarterback Ryan Angew, defeated Houston Stratford 46-27 in the championship held at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander.

Carroll won five consecutive games in the Championship Bracket on Saturday and was fueled by big plays on both sides as they fought off the heat. The Dragons also went 3-0 in pool play.

This marked the second 7-on-7 state title for the Dragons. In 1998, Carroll won the inaugural 7-on-7 event.

Dragon 7-on-7 state championship highlights

Dragon QB Ryan Angew

Dragon Championship Bracket Results:
d. Cy Falls, 53-12
d. Cy Fair, 40-33
d. Houston Lamar, 40-13
d. Arlington Bowie, 41-28
d. Houston Stratford, 46-27



Padron Works Out With Cowboys
Former Dragon quarterback Kyle Padron worked out for the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday at Valley Ranch along with two other quarterbacks. The Cowboys are evaluating other backup quarterback options before training camp begins Friday in Oxnard, Calif. Padron was released in May after signing a free agent contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Dragon Linebacker Commits
Senior-to-be linebacker J.B. Copeland has given an oral commitment to New Mexico State. Copeland is one of the top defensive returnees for the Dragon in 2013. He started at outside linebacker last year and had 78 tackles and three interceptions.

Former Dragon Pitcher In All-Star Game
Ex-Dragon pitcher Ross Stripling, a former All-American at Texas A&M, has been selected to play in the Double-A Southern League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 17 in Jacksonville. Stripling, who plays for the Chattanooga Lookouts (LA Dodgers), will play for the North Division. Stripling is 5-1 with a 2.73 earned-run average this season.

Riley Dodge

Dodge Begins Coaching Career At Texas
Former Dragon quarterback Riley Dodge will be part of a Texas Longhorn coaching staff this season. Dodge begins his first year as the offensive quality control coach on Mack Brown’s staff. In high school, Dodge originally commited to Texas before following his father Todd Dodge to the University of North Texas. Todd Dodge played quarterback at Texas from 1982-85 and is currently head coach at Marble Falls High School. Riley Dodge took the job after serving as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M.

Carroll Coach Featured At Coaching School
Carroll’s Jon Youngblood will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s coaching convention and school in Fort Worth. Read more here.