Monday, October 3, 2022

Two Southlake-Based Teams Made it to the 2022 Under the Lights Flag Football National Championships!

The Under Armour Under the Lights Flag Football program is one of our incredible Athletics programs available to our community.

Under the Lights Flag Football, powered by Under Armour, is a national youth flag football league for kids in K-8th grades. Fun is guaranteed, and they emphasize promoting a competitive, confidence-building, non-contact experience for boys and girls of all skill levels.

After a fun and challenging summer season, our teams headed to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Our Flag Football teams competed in the 2022 Under the Lights Flag Football National Championships from July 22-24, 2022. Two of our Southlake teams took home the Championship Title this year.

The Miami Dolphins, coached by Ryan Aldridge, finished 7-1 in their Division and won the 3-4th Grade Playoffs in dominating fashion with a 35-0 win over the San Francisco 49’ers, a 42-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys, and a 41-6-win vs. the Baltimore Ravens in the Championship game.

The New England Patriots, coached by Doug Phillips, finished division play 8-0 and won their two games (after a first-round bye) 26-20 over the Las Vegas Raiders and 18-0 over the Dallas Cowboys in the Championship game.

We are proud of our Southlake-based teams for taking home the Championships this summer! The fun’s not over yet, however!

Registration for Fall 2022 Under the Lights, presented by Southlake, is now open for registration. The season runs from September 10- October 29, 2022. The playoffs will take place on November 5, 2022. Claim your spot before August 15. Register here!

Dragon Football Spring Practice Kicks Off Tuesday

Dragon spring football practice starts next week.

The Dragons will hit the field for the first day of spring workouts on Tuesday, April 25. Carroll will practice for four weeks and conclude with the annual Green-White Spring Game on Thursday, May 18 at Dragon Stadium.

Tuesday’s practice will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the CSHS fields. The team will also practice at Dragon Stadium on Friday, May 5 and Friday, May 12.

Carroll has several positions to fill for next season, including quarterback and running back with the graduation of two-year starter Mason Holmes and Audricke Gaines. The Dragons finished 10-2 last season and won the District 5-6A championship. Carroll finished the year as 6A Division II area finalists after falling to eventual state champion DeSoto.

The Dragons will open the 2017 season Friday, Sept. 1 at Broken Arrow, Okla. at 7 p.m.

Dragon Offensive Linemen Garner All-State Accolades


Ryan Miller, All-State Center

Two Carroll Dragon offensive linemen were selected among the best in the state this year in Class 6A.

Dragon left tackle Carson Green and center Ryan Miller were both Associated Press Class 6A First-Team selections. Green, who has committed to Texas A&M, graded out at 98 percent and had 81 knockdowns and didn’t allow a sack.

Ryan Miller, who moved to starting center this season, graded at 96 percent and had 101 knockdowns and also didn’t allow a sack. Miller was also part of the rotation on the defensive line.

Both seniors helped pave the way for an offense that produced 1,000-yard rusher Audricke Gaines and provided protection for quarterback Mason Holmes — the District 5-6A Most Valuable Player.

Kicker Kole Ramage, who has signed to play baseball at Arkansas, was a second-team all-state selection.

Ramage was also Honorable Mention as a punter along with safety Robert Barnes.

Dragons Win 8th Straight with Rout of L.D. Bell

bell1HURST – The Carroll Dragons moved closer to an undefeated season in District 5-6A with a victory last Friday vs. L.D. Bell.

The Dragons won their eighth straight game with a 45-7 rout of Bell at Pennington Field. Carroll improves to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in district.

Carroll will look to complete an unblemished run through district with Friday’s home game vs. second-place Hebron on Senior Night.

The Dragons led 24-0 at halftime and were led on the ground by Tre Sledge and Audricke Gaines. Sledge rushed for 108 yards on 10 carries and had one TD rushing and one receiving. He had one of four Dragon TDs on the ground. Gaines added 65 yards and one TD. Tavian Gould and backup quarterback Will Bowers added the other TDs on the ground.

Starting quarterback Mason Holmes threw one touchdown to Clayton Keyes in the first half.

Defensively, Dragon freshman cornerback RJ Mickens had two interceptions.

Carroll is now ranked No. 8 in Class 6A by the Associated Press. The Dragons will be the No. 1 Division II seed out of 5-6A when the playoffs begin next week.

Carroll (8-1, 6-0) vs. Hebron (7-2, 5-1)
Date: Friday, Nov. 4
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Site: Dragon Stadium
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word (Pre-game show starts at 6:30 p.m.)



Dragons Remain Undefeated in District with Homecoming Win

johanssonThe Carroll Dragon football team clinched a playoff berth and inched closer to a district title last Friday.

The Dragons defeated Byron Nelson 44-13 before a sold out homecoming game crowd at Dragon Stadium. The Dragons improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in district and snapped Byron Nelson’s two-game winning streak.

Dragon senior running back Audricke Gaines rushed for 139 yards on 16 carries and had two of the team’s four rushing touchdowns for Carroll. Jack Johannson added 69 yards and a score and Tre Sledge had 44 yards and a TD.

Quarterback Mason Holmes was 10-of-16 for 166 yards and one touchdown.

Carroll led 24-6 at the half and 30-6 after three quarters.

The Dragons travel to face L.D. Bell on Friday at Pennington Field. Bell is coming off its first district victory last week against Lewisville.

Photos by Carroll ISD Communications Intern Jessica Wedinger

Carroll (7-1, 5-0) vs. L.D. Bell (3-5, 1-4)
Date: Friday, Oct. 28
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Site: Pennington Field, Bedford
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word – Pre-game show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Dragons Outlast Trinity in Battle of State Powers

southlake_leftThe Carroll Dragons earned their biggest victory of 2016 in the District 5-6A showdown last Friday at Dragon Stadium.

Carroll outlasted rival and state-ranked Trinity 42-28 in an impressive showing by the Dragons’ offense and defense. The Dragons ran effectively producing 269 yards on the ground and quarterback Mason Holmes threw three TDs and had 217 yards.

The Dragons are in first place in District 5-6A at 4-1 overall and 2-0 overall. It was Trinity’s first loss of the season. Carroll’s victory improved its all-time series lead against to Trojans to 4-2.

Carroll running back Audricke Gaines and a special night rushing 31 times for 171 yards and three TDs. The battle was another classic in this series as the game was tied 7-7 after the first and 28-28 at halftime. But in the second half, the Dragons defense stifled the Trinity offense.

The Dragons held their opponent scoreless in the second half for the third consecutive week.

Robert Barnes was the Dragons leading receiver with three catches for 94 yards and Jackson Davis had five catches for 68 yards and a TD. Carroll finished with 508 yards and had 28 first downs.

Next up is Lewisville, which is coming off an upset of rival Marcus last week. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Max Goldsmith Stadium.

Carroll (4-1, 2-0) vs. Lewisville (3-2, 1-1)
Date: Friday, Oct. 7
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Site: Max Goldsmith Stadium, Lewisville, 1098 W. Main Street
Radio: 100.7 FM, The Word
Notes: Lewisville WR Tyrell Shavers (6-foot-6, 196 pounds) is one of nation’s top recruits and has committed to Alabama…This week Carroll safety Robert Barnes, committed to Oklahoma, was officially announced to play in US Army All-American Bowl in January.

Dragons Roll Past Flower Mound to Open District Action

FLOWER MOUND – The Carroll Dragons had a successful start to District 5-6A action.

The Dragons routed Flower Mound 42-7 last Friday at Neal Wilson Stadium. Carroll improved to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in district and faces a showdown vs. Trinity on Friday at Dragon Stadium.

Carroll jumped to a 21-7 lead at half and held an opponent scoreless in the second half for the second consecutive game. The Dragons rolled up 404 yards and held Flower Mound to 211 yards and 11 first downs.

The Dragon defense produced four turnovers and the offense scored three TDs in the third quarter for a 42-7 lead entering the fourth.

Running back Audricke Gaines rushed for 141 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns. Carroll finished with five rushing TDs as Tre Sledge, Mason Holmes and Jack Johansson added scores on the ground. Holmes was 12-for-16 passing for 165 yards.

Clayton Keyes led the Dragon receivers with five catches for 80 yards. Dragon defensive backs Barrett Buck, RJ Mickens and Jake Murphy had interceptions.

Dragons (3-1, 1-0) vs. Trinity (4-0, 1-0) – PINK OUT NIGHT
Date: Friday, Sept. 30
Site: Dragon Stadium, Southlake
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: On sale this week at Dragon Stadium (Tues-Fri), Carroll Senior High and Carroll High (Tues-Thurs)
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word
Notes: Trinity is coming off a 41-7 district victory against Lewisville.


Dragons Open District 5-6A Action at Flower Mound

southlake_leftThe Carroll Dragons begin their quest for a District 5-6A championship on Friday.

The Dragons, who had a bye last week, travel to face Flower Mound at 7:30 p.m. at Neal Wilson Stadium. The Jaguars are  1-2 and are also coming off a bye last week.

Carroll (2-1) won its first road game two weeks ago at Rockwall 30-23. The Dragon offense will look for more big offensive plays behind quarterback Mason Holmes. Carroll’s defense also had a big performance in the second half against Rockwall with a shutout.

Dragons (2-1) at Flower Mound (1-2)
Date: Friday, Sept. 23
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Site: Neal Wilson Stadium, Flower Mound HS
Radio: 100.7 FM The Word
Tickets: On sale at Dragon Stadium, CSHS, CHS; $6 adults, $4 students
Notes: This is district opener for both teams in the newly-aligned District 5-6A…Coach Brian Basil is in his first year at FMHS.

Dragons Finish Non-District Schedule with Victory

ROCKWALL – The Carroll Dragons went on the road for the first time this season and held off Rockwall 30-23.

The Dragons finished their non-district schedule 2-1 and have a bye this week before starting District 5-6A play at Flower Mound on Sept. 23.

Carroll and Rockwall went back-and-forth during the first half as the Dragons held a 14-10 lead after the first quarter. The game was tied 23-23 at half and the Dragons defense produced a shutout in the second half.

Dragon senior quarterback Mason Holmes was 19-for-28 with 296 yards passing and had one TD pass and one interception. Holmes also led the team in rushing with eight carries for 88 yards.

Cade Bell led the Dragons in receiving with seven catches for 133 yards. Robert Barnes had one TD catch and running back Audricke Gaines (55 yards, 2 TDs) produced go-ahead TD on a nine-yard run in the third quarter.