The Carroll Dragon basketball team’s hope of reaching the playoffs ended last Friday on the road.
The Dragon lost to Trinity in overtime 64-61. Carroll falls to 5-8 in District 5-6A with one game remaining on Tuesday.
Carroll produced four scorers in double digits led by guard Stephen Blomstrom’s 16 points. Jack McBride added 14, while Sam Bourcy had 12 and Blake Bischler added 12.
The Dragons held an eight-point lead at halftime before Trinity chipped away and forced overtime.
Carroll ends the season vs. Marcus at 7:30 p.m. at CSHS.
The Carroll Dragon boys’ basketball team suffered a close loss Tuesday vs. Trinity. The Dragons fell 56-53 at CSHS and are now 3-3 in district action and tied with Lewisville and Marcus in fourth place.
The Dragons are 11-9 overall. Sam Bourcy led the Dragons vs. Trinity with 21 points and Alex Kietzman had 14. Carroll returns to action Friday in a key matchup at Lewisville at 7:30 p.m.
The Lady Dragons also fell to Trinity, 66-33 and dropped to 5-12 overall and 1-7 in district action. Gabby McBride led the Lady Dragons with 10 points. Carroll plays at Lewisville at 6 p.m. Friday.
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.
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.
Four weeks of practices will conclude with the annual Green-White Spring Game on Thursday, May 22 at Dragon Stadium. The Dragons will also have two scrimmages on Friday, May 9 and Friday, May 16 at Dragon Stadium at 6 p.m.
Regular practices Tuesday-Thursday will be held from 4-6 p.m. for the JV and varsity from 7:30-8:45 p.m. for the freshman team.
Click here to see the 2014 schedule.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS – The battle of two state powerhouses lived up to the hype. Carroll and Trinity produced another memorable matchup before a standing-room-only crowd in the Class 5A Division I Region I semifinals last Saturday.
The Dragons outlasted Trinity 16-7 behind an heroic performance by fullback/linebacker Steven Bergmark to reach the 5A Region I Final against DeSoto. Bergmark, a junior, had a blocked a field goal, recovered a fumble, scored Carroll’s only touchdown and had a game-sealing interception. Dragon kicker Drew Brown also had a big impact with three field goals, including a key 42-yarder with 8:23 left in the game to give Carroll a two-score advantage. Brown added a 25-yarder in the first quarter and one from 31 yards in the third.
The Dragons (12-1) face DeSoto (13-0) at 2 p.m. Saturday at SMU’s Ford Stadium.
Carroll led 10-7 at halftime after Trinity held its only lead at 7-3. Bergmark’s one-yard TD run gave the Dragons the lead for good. His late interception also helped end the Trojans’ rally. This battle featured the defenses as both offenses were held under 300 yards of offense.Trinity, behind its size advantage on the offensive line, managed just 113 yards rushing and was held scoreless in the second half.
Dragons quarterback Kenny Hill finished 17-of-25 passing for 112 yards. He also rushed 29 times for 130 yards. Carroll’s leading receiver was Mike Gardiner with six catches for 45 yards and Keaton Duhon had three catches for 34 yards.
The last time Carroll and Trinity met in the playoffs it was an epic playoff battle before more than 45,000 fans at Texas Stadium. The nearby state powerhouses meet again Saturday before an expected sellout crowd at Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex.
The Class 5A Division I Region I semifinal showdown kicks off at 6 p.m. The much-anticipated matchup features programs with rich tradition, regular deep postseason runs and a combined 11 state champions (Carroll 8, Trinity 3). Carroll enters the game with its offense running in high gear and coming off two blowout playoff victories against Martin and El Paso El Dorado. The Dragons have won 11 consecutive games since a season-opening loss to Allen.
Trinity is 10-2 and coming off playoff victories against Marcus and Mansfield. In both games combined, the Trojans have yielded just 13 points. Trinity won titles in 2005, 2007 and 2009 under coach Steve Lineweaver.
Carroll (11-1) vs. Trinity (10-2) – Class 5A Division I Region I Semifinal
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1
Time: 6 p.m.
Site: Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex, 9200 Mid Cities Blvd
Radio: 100.7 FM
Live Updates: Follow Carroll ISD’s Twitter account for scoring/photos @Carrollisd
Tickets: $10 at gate
Game notes: Carroll will be the home team…The winner faces the winner of DeSoto-Arlington Bowie in the Region I Final next week…Trinity head coach Steve Lineweaver was the offensive coordinator on Carroll’s 1988 and 1992 Class 3A state champions…Dragon QB Kenny Hill is 35-3 as a starter for his career…Carroll defeated Trinity 22-21 in the only other meeting in 2006 at Texas Stadium in the playoffs. Both teams were 2005 defending 5A champions.