Dragons Punish Panthers
Oct 27, 2014 12:25PM ● Published by Mike
Lil' Jordan Humphrey had 262 yards and 4 TDs to pace the Dragons over Colleyville on Friday night.
by Robert Halliman
Its no secret that Southlake’s realignment into district 7-6a has provided a wealth of competitive games for Hal Wasson and his ball club. This Friday night was another challenge as the Dragons fell behind 20-7 early in the second quarter against Colleyville Heritage. Trailing 23-21 at the intermission, the Dragon defense came on strong notching a second half shutout. Along with a career game from Lil’ Jordan Humphrey, the Dragons cruised to a 42-23 victory over their cross-town rivals.
As the season has worn on the emphasis on the Dragon rushing attack hasn’t waned. While the Dragons are known historically for a pass first system, the slight change in identity has made Southlake Carroll a more physical and balanced offense. Junior running back and Dragon Pride Player of the Week Lil’ Jordan Humphrey continued his torrid pace as he rushed for a career high 261 yards on 35 carries. Adding four touchdowns to his impressive performance Humphrey has quickly become the Dragons go to guy as they’ve cruised into the national spotlight with an undefeated 8-0 record.
Despite throwing two interceptions, Senior quarterback Ryan Agnew regrouped and had a solid game, managing the offense and throwing his first touchdown in the last four games. Agnew finished the outing 12 of 19 for 138 yards and a 14-yard touchdown to pass to wide receiver Ryan McGibboney. McGibboney who scored his first touchdown of the season added 75 yards and eight receptions
After allowing 23 points in the first half, Tim Wasson’s team put together yet another strong defensive outing, shutting out the Panthers in the second half second half. The Dragons front seven controlled the game last week, this week the secondary took its turn dominating the Dragons opponent, intercepting two passes from Heritage quarterback Trevor Anderson and limiting him to only 89 yards on 20 passing attempts. Senior middle linebacker Hunter Pensom finished second on the team tallying 11 tackles, while Senior safety Kevin Cramer intercepted his second pass in as many weeks and added 11 tackles to another strong performance.
“We are able to play so well, because we are able to identify our weaknesses and make adjustments,” said senior Nose tackle King Newton. “In the second half we understood we were the better team and had to make the proper reads and play with more emotion.