The Southlake Carroll Dragons football team had a fantastic season this year. The team dropped to the Denton Guyer Wildcats on Saturday, December 4th, but the fact that the team reached the Class 5A Division II Region I championship game in the first place is remarkable.
The season started with news of standout quarterback Daxx Garman being ruled ineligible after it was discovered that he had transfered due to his ineligibility in an Oklahoma school district. University Interscholastic League (UIL) rules prevent any student from transferring strictly for athletic purposes.
With the star quarterback gone, it was up to 21 new starters – the only returning starter being defensive back Shaun Hoagland – to the heights it previously has reached. Although the Dragons were ranked No. 22 at the beginning of the season and predicted to finish second in the newly-formed District 7-5A, the team had experienced success with largely unknown players before. The players just needed to work together to overcome these obstacles.
That is exactly what they did. The season saw quarterback Kenny Hill make a name for himself and seemingly claim the starting position for the next two years. The offense adapted to a two-back system when it only saw a one-back spread in years past. The defense changed from a 4-3 to a 3-4 system. What we saw through all of these changes was a 5-2 district record, a 10-4 record overall, and a Class 5A Division II Region I championship run.
We would like to congratulate Coach Hal Wasson and all of the Southlake Carroll Dragon football players for a fantastic 2010 season. We cannot wait to see what next year’s season brings.