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Dragons Clip Eagles Wings

Sep 29, 2014 10:45AM ● Published by Mike

Zac Farrar caught six passes for 169 yards and 1 TD and Lil' Jordan Humphrey ran for 125 yards and 4 TDs in the Dragons' 63-28 win over Abilene on Homecoming night at Dragon Stadium.

by Robert Halliman

The mystique of Southlake Carroll’s coveted homecoming game returned Friday as the Dragons dismantled a previously undefeated Abilene Eagles team 63-28 in its last game before the start of district play. After a much needed rest last week the Dragons looked well prepared picking up where they left off blowing out its second West Texas team in three weeks and helping Coach Wasson earn his 200th career victory.

Although the season is young Coach Hal Wasson has made it very clear that he’s willing to roll the dice at all costs.  So far this philosophy has worked out tremendously as the Dragons have turned big risks into even bigger rewards, as they roll into district with a 4-0 record. With the game close in the first half Southlake converted two fourth downs in their own territory, leading to two touchdowns ultimately breaking away from an Abilene team who started the first half red-hot.

Lil Jordan Humphrey paced the Dragon ground attack once again rushing for 125 yards and four first half touchdowns.  The junior running back who’s beginning to garner major scholarship offers from SEC and Pac 12 schools alike, has rushed for over 100 yards in each of his last three games.  He already has a gaudy 508 yards rushing and currently averages 7.5 yards per carry. Ryan Agnew, who left the game late in the first half with a minor injury, had one of his more efficient games of the season a 15-20 for 251 yards despite not playing a down in the second half. Dragon Pride Player of the Week Zack Farrar led all Carroll receivers with six catches for 169 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown reception from backup quarterback Montana Murphy.

After starting slow giving up 21 first half points, the Dragon defense regrouped only giving up seven points in the second half.  Led by senior nose tackle King Newton and outside linebacker Joel McClellan who finished with seven tackles a-piece, Tim Wasson’s defense has gained confidence each week, as they get ready for a talent-laden district loaded with big-time offenses.  Although the defense has played really well of late senior cornerback Tariq Gordon still sees a few things the defensive unit needs to work in order for the Dragons to win district. “As a defense we need to keep working on stopping the run, especially with the quality of running backs in our district,” said Gordon. “Our coaches have put pressure on the secondary by focusing on stopping the run and letting our defensive backs play a lot of man on man coverage. This should allow us to put more emphasis on stopping the run.”

Southlake Carroll opens district at home against arch rival Coppell on Friday.  Kickoff starts at7:30 p.m. at Dragon Stadium.

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