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Humphrey Wins 7-6A Offensive Player of the Year

Dec 03, 2015 04:58AM ● By Kevin
Senior running back Lil'Jordan Humphrey was recently honored as the 7-6A Offensive Player of the Year, as All-District honors were released last week. The 2015 Southlake Carroll squad placed second in the district behind Trinity, who edged the Dragons in mid-season action, 37-35. It was Carroll's only district loss this year.

Additional all-district honors included:
First Team Offense
Shemar Coleman 
Zach Farrar
Kam Duhon
Chase Sanford
Lucas Tribble

First Team Defense
Obi Eboh
Robert Barnes

Second Team Offense
Mason Holmes
Jack Johannson
Noah Hubel
Kole Ramage

Second Team Defense
Ryan Miller

The Dragons fell short of state championship glory in a 48-35 loss to Denton Guyer on Nov. 20, but there were some additional personal victories to celebrate for Carroll. We recap the best and worst in our season review of the 9-3 (5-1 district) team of 2015.

On Offense

The Dragons averaged 42 points per game, totaling 503 points in 12 games this year. At the helm, Mason Holmes posted the most passing yards with a 2,899-yard season. He threw for 38 touchdowns and 5 interceptions with a 68.4 completion percentage.

Lil'Jordan Humphrey topped the rushing list, hitting the century mark on 183 attempts for 1,306 yards. He scored 14 touchdowns, averaging 7.1 yards per carry. Shemar Coleman didn't fall far behind in seeing the endzone, carrying it in 12 times. He had 662 yards on 86 tries, for an average of 7.7 yards per carry.

Zach Farrar's near-20-yard-per-catch average led him to a 1,115-yard season. The highly coveted college recruit scored 19 touchdowns in 2015 on 56 receptions. Humphrey was targeted on a team-high 57 throws for 876 yards and 8 scores.

The offensive unit averaged 461 yards per game (263 in the air and 197 on the ground).

By the Numbers

Additional statistics include:


Montana Murphy: 28/47, 445 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT, 59.6% completion
Farrar: 2/2, 44 yards
Humphrey: 1/1, 40 yards

Jack Johansson: 28 att., 152 yards, 5.4 YPC
Murphy: 24 att., 128 yards, 5.3 YPC, TD
Holmes: 27 att., 57 yards, 2.1 YPC
Alex Simpson: 46 att., 235 yards, 5.1 YPC, 2 TD
Grant McFarlin: 1 att., 3 yards
Farrar: 1 att., 19 yards

Coleman: 54 rec., 569 yards, 10.5 YPC, 6 TD
Johannson: 13 rec., 128 yards, 9.8 YPC, TD
Kameron Duhon: 23 rec., 369 yards, 16 YPC, 4 TD
Blake Berwick: 4 rec., 178 yards, 44.5 YPC, 3 TD
Tommy Kane: 13 rec., 140 yards, 10.8 YPC
Sebastian Stettler: 2 rec., 6 yards
Clayton Keyes: 5 rec., 37 yards, 7.4 YPC
Royce Weigel: 1 rec., 10 yards

On Defense

Carroll's defense allowed 278 points to opposing teams throughout the season, an average of 23 points per game. They gave up 3,077 yards (256 per game) on the ground and 1,341 yards (112 per game) in the air for a total of 4,418 yards allowed (368 per game).

IV Seacat led the team in tackles with 107, which included 6 for a loss. He pressured the quarterback twice. Luke Jeter registered the most tackles for loss with 10 amongst his 55 total tackles. Jeter also had 3 sacks, a pass deflection and pressured the quarterback 13 times, a team high.

Ryan Miller had the most sacks for Carroll with 5. He added 53 tackles (7 for loss) and 10 quarterback hurries.

Robert Barnes, Barrett Buck, Jackson Davis, Grant McFarlin and Will Quillen all had one interception a piece this year. Buck led the way in pass deflections with 26, adding 89 tackles (6 for loss).

Gavin Arison, Barnes and McFarlin each forced a fumble. Arison recovered a fumble and Obi Eboh recovered two.

By the Numbers

Additional statistics include:

Arison: 7 tackles, TFL, PD, FF, FR
Barnes: 105 tackles, 2 TFL, INT, 7 PD, FF, HUR
Jackson Canter: 26 tackles, 7 TFL, 3 sacks, 5 HUR
Evan Clary: 1 tackle, PD
Davis: 12 tackles, INT, PD
Jacob Doddridge: 41 tackles, 8 TFL, 2 sacks, PD, 5 HUR
Eboh: 37 tackles, TFL, 17 PD, 2 FR
McFarlin: 88 tackles, 9 TFL, 3 sacks, INT, PD, FF, HUR
John Miscoll: 33 tackles, TFL, 2 HUR
Grant Phelps: 34 tackles, TFL, PD, 2 HUR
Zion Sales: 33 tackles, 10 PD
Zackery Semrak: 10 tackles
Eric Spitler: 5 tackles, TFL
Steven Stewart: 7 tackles
Matt Werner: 39 tackles
Sherod Coleman: 16 tackles, TFL
Quillen: 12 tackles, INT
Hank Coutoumanos: 3 tackles, PD
Reed Thompson: 3 tackles, PD
Cole Ryan: 7 tackles, 2 TFL
Sean Broadway: 3 tackles
Trevor Maxey: 4 tackles
Nathaniel Bowen: 1 tackle
Ryan Thompson: 29 tackles, 4 TFL, sack
Tyson Smiter: 3 tackles
Jacob Murphy: 37 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 PD
Keith Opalski: 2 tackles

On Special Teams

Kicker Kole Ramage made 4 field goals throughout the season, averaging 26 yards per boot. His longest was from 32. Ramage added 63 extra points and one punt for 45 yards.

In the punting game, Jake Oldroyd sent 31 downfield for a 41.5-yard average. Oldroyd pinned the opponent inside the 20 a total of 13 times. He also took care of a few extra points, putting 6 through the uprights.

Coleman saw most of the kickoff returns. He attempted to bring it out 16 times this year for an average of 24 yards per attempt. The Dragons only attempted one punt return, in which Jackson Davis carried for 10 yards.

By the Numbers

Additional statistics include:

Johannson: 8 returns, 20.9 yard average
Berwick: 5 returns, 12.4 yard average
Duhon: 3 returns, 23.3 yard average
Humphrey: 1 return, 39 yards


The following Dragons graduate at the end of the year. If the player has chosen to commit to a school for football, the player is bolded and his school is in parentheses (an asterisk denotes the player has received offers, but has not yet decided):

Kam Duhon
Tommy Kane
Lil'Jordan Humphrey*
Shemar Coleman
Tyson Smiter
Blake Berwick
Zach Farrar*
Montana Murphy
Obi Eboh (Texas)
Hank Coutoumanos 
Evan Clary
IV Seacat (Texas Tech)
Grant McFarlin
Alex Simpson
Sherod Coleman
Steven Stewart
Ryan Cole
Keith Opalski
Noah Hubel
Matthew Klopfer
Lucas Tribble*
Sebastian Stettler
Christian Nesci
Jake Oldroyd
Matt Proietti
Nathaniel Bowen
Trevor Maxey