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Dragons Clinch District 5-6A Title With Shut-Out Over V.R. Eaton

Nov 05, 2018 10:13AM ● By Skylar Kalb
The Southlake Carroll Dragons (9-0) dominated the V.R. Eaton Eagles (5-4) 45-0 Friday in the first shut-out game of their 2018 season. The win, paired with Denton Guyer's loss to Byron Nelson awards Carroll with the District 5-6A title for the season.

The Dragons controlled the field on both sides of the ball - scoring on almost every drive and holding the Eagles to no points throughout all four quarters. 

Dragon Pride Player of the Week and senior quarterback Will Bowers threw for just under 300 yards and two touchdowns, with a 73 percent completion rate. Carroll scored a total of six touchdowns: Eli Furgal with two, and TJ McDaniel, RJ Mickens, Carson White and John Manero with one each.

The Dragon offense racked up 224 rushing yards and just over 350 receiving yards, while the defense totaled just under 50 tackles. 

The Dragon defense shone, only giving up 70 yards against the Eagles, holding their offense to no points and minimal yards. Graham Faloona led the defense with 10 tackles and two for a loss. Mickens, Connor Patterson and Cameron Shoupp each recorded a sack against the Eagles.

The Dragons opened the game with a touchdown on their first possession, after McDaniel took the first snap 75 yards into Eaton's end zone to put the first seven points on the scoreboard for the Dragons.

Carroll's second touchdown came on their second possession of the game with a touchdown pass from Bowers to White for 28 yards into the end zone, doubling the score 14-0.

Their third and last possession of the first quarter also resulted in a touchdown - another pass from Bowers, this time to Manero for 19 yards. The Dragons led 21-0 going into the second quarter.

Midway through the second quarter, the Dragons' Joe McFadden kicked a 23-yard field goal to add another three points to the board. Carroll would score again on their final drive of the second quarter, after Furgal gained his first rushing touchdown of the night. 

The Dragons went into halftime leading 31-0.

Mickens scored his seven points of the night early in the third quarter after he rushed for 22 yards into the end zone, putting the Dragons up 38-0.

Furgal scored again deep into the third quarter to put the Dragons at their final score of 45-0. Neither team recorded points in the fourth quarter.

This week the Dragons will prepare to face Keller Timber Creek in their final district game of the season, and to celebrate Senior Night in Dragon Stadium.