Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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.