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Southlake Kiwanis Bestow the Stalcup “Heart of a Dragon” Award

Feb 06, 2017 07:13AM ● By Audrey Sellers

For Southlake Carroll football players, receiving the Stalcup “Heart of a Dragon” award is one of the highest honors. This year, Jackson Davis was honored as the recipient at a Southlake Kiwanis breakfast meeting held in his honor. Each year, the Kiwanis Club awards a $1,500 scholarship to a Carroll football player who embodies the character of past Dragon coach Charlie Stalcup.

Stalcup was a beloved coach at Southlake Carroll High School for many years. In addition to the “Heart of a Dragon” award, which was first given in 2004, Stalcup’s legacy continues as “Charlie,” the name of the Dragon mascot. The Dragons’ indoor practice facility also bears Stalcup’s name. Stalcup was inducted into the Dragon Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.

Southlake Carroll head football coach Hal Wasson selects a player based on leadership, determination and attitude on and off of the field. In presenting the award, Coach Wasson shared examples of Davis inspiring teammates while playing football and managing his diabetes.  

Past recipients of the “Heart of a Dragon” award:

2016 Jackson Davis
2015 Anthony Gervasi
2014 Drew Jakala

2013 Brett Lepicier
2012 Alec Deutsch
2011 Austin Tyrone
2010 Dominic Cruciana
2009 Justin Agnew
2008 John Nathan
2007 Mike Troope and Robert Prigmore
2006 Blake Tomlin
2005 Adam Powers
2004 Adam Hensen

The Southlake Kiwanis Club will host the 10th Annual Run for the Kids on Saturday, May 6 at Dragon Stadium. Visit for more information.