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The Dragons were denied by DeSoto’s goal-line stand in a wild 49-45 loss last Saturday before 20,000 at SMU’s Ford Stadium. The Dragons were stopped twice in the final seconds at the one-yard line by the Eagles in the Class 5A Division I Region I final. DeSoto advances to face Allen in the state semifinals.
Carroll (12-2) held DeSoto (14-0) on fourth down and nearly pulled off the dramatic comeback. The Dragons took over at their own 29 yard-line and Kenny Hill’s 22-yard pass to Luke Timian moved Carroll to the DeSoto 3-yard-line with 12 seconds left. On the next play, Hill ran two yards to the one-yard line with 8 seconds left. But on the final two plays, DeSoto stopped Hill just short of the goal to win the game.
Hill finished with five rushing TDs and 40 carries for 99 yards. He also passed for 339 yards on 18-of-33 passing and one TD. Hill finished his career as the winningest quarterback in school history at 36-4 overall and 12-2 in the postseason over three seasons. The Dragons had 532 yards of offense and nationally-ranked DeSoto finished with 620 and overcame a 24-6 first-half deficit.
Dragon safety Tanner Jacobson ended his career with an impressive performance including an interception deep in DeSoto territory and a fumble recovery.
The Carroll Dragons begin their Class 5A titledefense Friday at Cowboys Stadium against the Martin Warriors. The 5A Division I bi-district playoff kicks off at 6 p.m.
Carroll (9-1) defeated Martin in the Region I final last season en route to its eighth state championship. Martin enters the game 7-3 overall and is coming off a season-ending loss to Bowie that decided the District 3-5A championship.
The Dragons went 7-0 in District 4-5A and defeated Haltom last Thursday 56-17. Senior quarterback Kenny Hill combined for four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) as the Dragons won their ninth consecutive game. Hill was 7-for-10 passing with 126 yards and had six carries for 58 yards rushing. Backup quarterback Ryan Agnew added 39 yards rushing a two TDs. Luke Timian and Mike Gardiner each caught TD passes for the Dragons.
Carroll finished district action scoring 50 or more points in six of seven games. The Dragons enter the playoffs seeking a record ninth state championship. Their eight titles is currently tied with Celina.
Carroll (9-1) vs. Martin (7-3) – Class 5A Division I Bi-District Playoff
Date: Friday, Nov. 16
Time: 6 p.m.
Site: Cowboys Stadium
Tickets: Click here for ticket information.
Parking/Gates: Lots open at 3:30 p.m.; gates open at 4:30 p.m. (Entry A, C & H Only)
Radio: KWRD 100.7 FM
Live Updates: Follow Carroll ISD on Twitter @carrollisd
The Carroll Dragons’ quickly rebounded from a season-opening loss with a resounding victory last Friday in the home opener against Midland. The Dragons exploded early and routed Midland 63-3 at Dragon Stadium. Carroll (1-1) led 28-0 after the first quarter and 49-0 by halftime.
The Dragons, who face Temple at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cowboys Stadium, were led by quarterback Kenny Hill. The senior Texas A&M commit threw for 311 yards on 17-of-23 passing and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 57 yards on five carries and two touchdowns. Running back A.J. Ezzard rushed for 89 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns. For the game, the Dragons averaged 8.4 yards per carry and totaled 604 yards of offense. Defensively, the Dragons held Midland below 200 yards of total offense (196). The Dragons produced three interceptions and JB Copeland returned one for a 33-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
Carroll’s leading receiver was Ryan Weigel, who finished with six catches for 115 yards. Mike Gardiner (81 yards), Ryan McGiboney (55) and Ryan Agnew (24) each had one touchdown reception. Agnew, a receiver and backup quarterback, also had six carries for 50 yards and one TD rushing and threw for a score.
Temple enters the game 2-0 with victories against Round Rock (41-24) and Austin Westlake (49-42). The Wildcats are led by quarterback Zach Allen, who has commited to Syracuse and is a three-year starter.
Carroll vs. Temple – Lone Star Football Festival
Time/Date: 7:30., Friday, Sept. 14
Site: Cowboys Stadium
Tickets/Seating: Click here for more information
Radio: 100.7 FM, Pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tyler’s Southlake wants to help Dragon fans get their game-faces on for the upcoming 2012 football season. The trendy apparel store located in Southlake Town Square is hosting it’s annual kick-off party on Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
The party will feature Head Coach Hal Wasson and members of the defending Class 5A Div. I State Champions Carroll Dragons Football Team. This is a great opportunity for everyone to gather and gear-up for the footballs season.
Tyler’s will also be unveiling their new, limited edition 2012 Carroll Dragons Tyler’s Tee. Sales from the t-shirt help benefit Carroll ISD.
The Carroll ISD AP Booster Club announced details for this year’s annual fall fundraiser. The non-profit organization is hoping the campaign will raise money to pay for Classroom Enrichment Grants and Scholarships for Carroll ISD teachers and students.
This year’s fundraiser features a random drawing for the grand prize of 2 Reserve Seats and a VIP Reserved Parking Spot for the 2012 Dragon Varsity Home Football Season. Tickets for the drawing cost $10 each or six tickets for $50. Fans can purchase as many tickets as they like to increase their chances of winning. To purchase tickets, please download and complete the form or purchase online at the AP Booster website.
The drawing will be held September 4, 2012. For more information, please contact Tasha Siebach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carroll Dragon football team opened spring practice Monday, April 30 at the Carroll Senior High School practice fields. Spring practice will conclude Thursday with the annual Dragon Spring Game at 7 p.m. at Dragon Stadium. The Dragons are coming off winning the Class 5A Division I state championship with a 16-0 record. The Dragons return several key contributors from last season including quarterback Kenny Hill, who commited to Texas A&M last weekend.