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2016 Dragon Football Schedule Announced

Apr 01, 2016 09:35AM ● By Mike

Mason Holmes drops back to pass during a 38-37 Dragons victory over Coppell. Photo by

by EJ Holland

Football season will be here sooner than you think.

Southlake Carroll will begin spring practice this month in preparation for the 2016 season. And the Dragons actually finalized their schedule on Thursday.

Robert Barnes (22) shoots the gap to stop Coppell QB Brady McBride (7) from crossing the goal line on a 2-pt conversion in overtime. Dragons win 38-37. Photo by Stewart Johnson @

 As usual, Southlake Carroll has a tough road, featuring a number of intriguing matchups. The Dragons will scrimmage Arlington before officially opening up the year at home against Tulsa Union on August 26.

Southlake Carroll and Tulsa Union have formed a nice battle of the states rivalry over the past couple of years. The Dragons took down Tulsa in overtime in 2014 and came away with a dramatic comeback victory last season. This year’s version should be a dandy.

Arlington Martin and Rockwall are Southlake Carroll’s two other non-district foes. Both Dallas-area programs won 10 games last year and made deep runs in the playoffs.

Simply put, Southlake Carroll has one of the toughest non-district schedules in the area if not the state. 

The Dragons have a bye week before opening district play against Flower Mound, a team that usually finishes near the bottom of the league, on September 23.

Remember, realignment changes some things, as Southlake Carroll welcomes Flower Mound, Flower Mound Marcus, Lewisville, Byron Nelson and Hebron to the slate. The only remaining district opponents from a year ago are Euless Trinity and LD Bell. 

A week after taking on Flower Mound, Southlake Carroll will host Euless Trinity for its district opener. The two teams have put on dramatic shows over the last couple of years. But this isn’t your normal Trinity team. The Trojans were absolutely decimated by graduation and will be extremely young.

The middle of the district schedule features some very interesting games. Both Flower Mound Marcus and Byron Nelson were playoff teams that could challenge the Dragons despite the loss of key players.

Lewisville narrowly missed the playoffs last season but should be much improved thanks to super recruit and star wide receiver Tyrell Shavers. If there is a trap game on the schedule, it’s this one.

Southlake Carroll rounds out its schedule with games against LD Bell and Hebron.  The Dragons should have the clear upper hand in both matchups. The two teams combined to win six games last season.

With Mason Holmes (68.4%, 2,899 yds-38 TD-5 int) back under center and Robert Barnes (105 tackles, 1 int) and Barrett Buck (89 tackles, 1 int) leading the charge on the defensive side of the ball, there is no reason why Southlake Carroll shouldn’t be in the mix for a district title and a successful season overall.





Fri 8/19/2016

Arlington HS (scrimmage)


10:00 AM

Fri 8/26/2016

Tulsa Union


  7:00 PM

Fri 9/2/2016

Arlington Martin - Green Out


  7:30 PM

Fri 9/9/2016



  7:30 PM

Fri 9/16/2016


Fri 9/23/2016

*Flower Mound H S


  7:30 PM

Fri 9/30/2016

*Trinity - Pink out/DYF


  7:30 PM

Fri 10/7/2016

*Lewisville H S


  7:30 PM

Fri 10/14/2016



  7:30 PM

Fri 10/21/2016

*Byron Nelson - homecoming


  7:30 PM

Fri 10/28/2016

*LD Bell


  7:30 PM

Fri 11/4/2016

*Hebron - Senior Night


  7:30 PM

                          * denotes District Games