Monday, March 20, 2023

Lady Dragon Soccer Advances to Region I Tourney; Dragons Fall in Final Moments

ARGYLE – The Carroll Lady Dragons are headed west.

The Lady Dragons blanked Hebron 5-0 in a Class 6A Region I quarterfinal on Monday at Argyle High School. The Lady Dragons advance to play in the Region I tournament in Midland.

It marked the Lady Dragons’ third victory this season against Hebron, which shares the same District 5-6A with Carroll. Texas Tech signee Ally Griffin led the way for the Lady Dragons with two goals. The Lady Dragons held a 3-0 lead at halftime.

Alli Gardner and Taylor Tufts also added goals. Goalie Madison Martin had five saves in the shutout. The Lady Dragons advance to face Wolfforth Frenship in the Region I semifinals in Midland at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Keller plays Marcus in the other semifinal at 2 p.m.

The Lady Dragons improved to 20-1-2 on the season.

Dragons Suffer Heart-Breaking Defeat

The Carroll Dragons’ season came to an end Monday vs. Hebron as the Hawks scored with 16 seconds left in regulation. The game was part of a playoff doubleheader at Argyle HS.

Hebron won 1-0 to advance to the region semifinals. The Dragons finished the season 15-4-3.

Dragons Rebound By Blasting Midland

Running back A.J. Ezzard rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the 63-3 victory against Midland.

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
Parking: $10
Radio: 100.7 FM, Pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m.