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Dragons Romp Rebels

Oct 13, 2014 10:10AM ● By Mike

Andy Chelf is leading the Dragon's "No Fly Zone" defense.

by Robert Halliman 

After narrowly escaping a tough district opener against bitter rival Coppell last week, Southlake Carroll bounced back in familiar Dragon fashion shutting out the Richland Rebels 38-0.  Undefeated, albeit with some close hard fought victories, Hal Wasson’s team wanted to make a bold statement in preparation for this week’s matchup against state powerhouse Euless Trinity.  It was very important that both sides of the ball clicked, and they did.

The Dragons have taken on the identity of a power football team this season adding more balance to what has been one of the better aerial assaults in the state of Texas.  Once again the Dragon offense piled on the yards, using its potent rushing attack compiling 331 yards and a total of five touchdowns on the ground.  Do everything running back Li’l Jordan Humphrey had another tremendous game rushing for a career high 233 yards and three touchdowns on just 21 carries.  With touchdown runs of 9, 21 and 59 yards, Humphries has been the big play homerun threat for the Dragons so far this season. Backup running back Deondre Wiltshire finished a strong performance adding two rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Ryan Agnew did a great job managing the game as he completed 9 of his 14 passes for 118 yards.

King Newton helps apply pressure at the line.

 After allowing over 300 yards rushing last week against Coppell, Carroll’s defensive unit put forth its best effort of the year shutting out the Rebels.  Only allowing 57 yards of total offense, Tim Wasson’s group proved impregnable as the defensive line looked refreshed, and angry after a tough contest the week before.  Richland’s rushing attack was stifled throughout the contest only gaining 22 yards on 35 carries for an average of 0.63 yards per carry.  The Dragons “no fly zone” defense allowed only 22 passing yards. Dragon PridePlayer of the Week Andy Chelf led the way for the finishing with 10 tackles and three passes knocked down, while Nose Guard King Newton led the defensive line with four tackles and a sack.

“I would say the key to stopping the run is communication and physicality,” said Senior King Newton.  “ We have to get lined up against different formations  while perfecting our stunts and start a new line of scrimmage.”

Looking to atone for last year’s third round playoff loss against the Trinity Trojans, Southlake Carroll meets the fourth ranked team in the state at Dragon Stadium for the long awaited rematch.  Kickoff starts at 7:30 p.m.  

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