Our 2012 season started with a marquee match-up with the Allen Eagles in their new $65MM, 18,000 seater stadium. We were flat, they were powerful and beat Carroll soundly.
From then on, we absolutely annihilated the opposition, reeling off nine straight wins and scoring 511 points and conceding only 48. The onslaught continued into the first two rounds of the playoff's: beating Haltom 56-17 at Cowboy's Stadium (I hate that place) and El Paso El Dorado 73-23.
On Saturday Dec 1, we made the quick trip to Bedford to see the Dragons take on the mighty Euless Trinity Trojans. They had two losses all season but are renowned for the size, especially their contingent of Samoans, Tongan's etc. Indeed they like to roll out the Haka prior to the game but we were not intimidated. The Dragons took the field mid-Haka and the 7,000 or so Southlakers's in attendance drowned out the Euless faithful.
The game was a battle. The Trojans were much heavier and taller but we countered with speed and some stout defence, including an MVP performance by Junior Steven Bergmark who blocked a field goal, scored our only TD, recorded a sack and an interception. Not a bad day at the office. The game went down to the last few minutes and Carroll prevailed 16 to 7.
Next up, the Eagles of DeSoto, who are undefeated (13 wins) and are ranked # 1 in Texas and # 3 in the nation. Maybe our run will come to an end but I get the feeling we might eke out another victory. The game is at Ford Stadium at SMU, which between the monsoon game and the fox bowl in 2011, is a happy hunting ground for us.
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Packed Stadium, Perfect Weather