It most likely feels longer, however it’s solely been two weeks for the reason that Dragons final took to the sphere. Final week’s recreation in opposition to Denton Guyer, set to be nationally televised on ESPN, was canceled following a optimistic COVID-19 check. However now, Southlake Carroll is able to face off on the soccer subject once more. Earlier than kickoff, right here’s what you want to know earlier than the Dragons take on the Byron Nelson Bobcats.
It is A Thursday Recreation
In the event you attempt to tune into the sport on Friday, you’ll be upset. This week’s recreation will happen on Thursday. Whereas a day sooner than the normal Friday Night time Lights, it’s additionally a blessing. Thursday’s recreation provides you an excuse to show away from what is bound to be a contentious closing presidential debate and lose your self within the reprieve that’s highschool soccer.
Byron Nelson Is A Acquainted Opponent
For longtime Dragon followers, Southlake Carroll taking part in in opposition to Byron Nelson is nothing new. The Dragons have outscored the Bobcats 140-34 over the course of the final three seasons. When damaged down, the Dragons went 50-17 in 2017, 41-17 in 2018 and 49-Zero in 2019. Regardless of a shaky protection, Southlake Carroll and their offense are practically simply as sturdy this 12 months as in years previous, which can lead historical past to repeat itself.
This Recreation Marks The Starting Of District Play
Regardless of all of the ups and downs this season has already had, district play is formally upon us. Thursday’s recreation marks the start of district play when Byron Nelson and Southlake Carroll go at it. Whereas they will’t declare an undefeated general report, successful this recreation would be the begin of the Dragons working towards an undefeated district report, which is the second neatest thing.
Byron Nelson Is Presently 2-2
Like Southlake Carroll, Byron Nelson at the moment has a break up overall record. Final week, the Bobcats fell to Mckinney Boyd 14-7 after defeating Irving MacArthur 37-6 the week earlier than. Their first two video games additionally resulted in splits — they misplaced 31-17 to Mansfield Legacy of their first week earlier than triumphing over Grapevine in a 33-25 recreation.
Southlake Carroll Nonetheless Ranked Amongst Prime 15 Groups within the State
Regardless of dropping its second recreation and having to cancel the third recreation of the season, Southlake Carroll remains to be dominant. The Dragons are at the moment ranked No. 15 within the state and No. 42 nationally, in keeping with MaxPreps. In comparison with Byron Nelson’s state rating of 341 and nationwide rating of two,848, in keeping with MaxPreps, Southlake Carroll at the moment has an edge over the Bobcats.