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2021 Season Preview: Southlake Carroll Dragons

Southlake Carroll

Southlake Carroll Dragons

Head Coach: Riley Dodge

Class: 6A

District: 4-6A

Location: Southlake, TX

Team Link: Southlake Carroll


2021 Preview

The Dragons return all their skill players on offense: RB Owen Allen, and WR Landon Samson, and QB Quinn Ewers.

Allen returns after rushing for 2063 yards and 28 TDs in 2020, earning District 4-6A MVP honors.

Samson is back after catching 75 passes for 1293 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was named District 4-6A Offensive Player of the Year.

On defense, the Dragons return Benecio Porras, Logan Anderson, and Baker Barrett. Anderson was named District 4-6A Defensive Newcomer of the Year after recording 70 tackles in 2020. Barrett led the team in tackles and had three sacks.


2021 Player Spotlight

Sr. QB Quinn Ewers, 6-3, 206

Ewers, an Ohio State commitment, is the #1 overall recruit for the Class of 2022. He passed for 2442 yards, 28 TDs and 5 INTs last season in limited duty, missing six games due to injury. He also rushed for three touchdowns. Ewers is a finalist at the 2021 Elite 11 Quarterback Competition.


The 2021 Schedule

8/26                Highland Park (at AT&T Stadium-Arlington, TX)

9/2                  Rockwall Heath

9/10                Prosper

9/17                Arlington Martin

9/24                Byron Nelson

9/30                Keller

10/8                Keller Central

10/21              Eaton

10/29             Timber Creek

11/4                Fossil Ridge


2020 Season Recap (12-2)

The Dragons scored 659 points on offense last year, an average of 47 points per game.

QB Quinn Ewers missed six games during the regular season because of injury. QB Hunter Holden stepped in to replace him and to keep the Dragons offensive machine going. Holden passed for 1237 yards and 19 TDs, completing 63 passes in those six games. Ewers later returned from his injury and still managed to help the Dragons get to the 6A State Championship Game, losing to Austin Westlake 52-34. In that game, Ewers passed for 351 yards and three touchdowns, but he was sacked three times.

The 2020 Schedule

Rockwall-Heath                      W 72-57

Rockwall                                  L 44-42

Byron Nelson                          W 57-21

Keller                                       W 42-10

Keller Central                          W 49-20

Northwest Easton                   W 45-30

Keller-Timber Creek               W 45-1

Keller-Fossil Ridge                 W 45-21

Fort Worth Haltom                 W 49-14

Odessa Permian                     W 38-7

Arlington Martin                     W 30-26

Euless Trinity                           W 59-35

Duncanville                             W 34-27

Austin Westlake                     L 52-34 (6A State Championship Game)


2021 District 4-6A Final Standings Predictions

(by Texas HS Football Staff)

  1. Southlake Carroll Dragons
  2. Haslet Eaton Eagles
  3. Keller Timber Creek Falcons
  4. Keller Indians
  5. Keller Central Chargers
  6. Trophy Club Byron Nelson Bobcats
  7. Keller Fossil Ridge Panthers


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