It's Homecoming! Dragon Volleyball And Football Teams  Are Undefeated In Conference Play

Results from the week of September 19

VARSITY FOOTBALL  

9/23 vs. Oakridge School* • 60-3 W 

“The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.”* 
The Dragons continued their championship climb on Friday as they pummeled the Oakridge Owls 60-3. The Dragons got down early but scored 60 unanswered to send the Owls back to their Arlington nest unhappy. Cooper used a balanced attack to dismantle the Owl defense, rushing for 240 yards and five touchdowns while passing for another 195 yards and three touchdowns.  Dean Calhoun once again carried the load rushing for 147 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns.  QB Vaughn McKeever was 12/21 for 177 yards finding multiple receivers running free including Kaeden Davis and Alonso Barrenchea each grabbing their first touchdowns of the season. The Dragon defense is only giving up 11 points on average this season, and this Friday was no different. Carson Berger continued his stand-out year, racking up multiple tackles and influencing chaos in the Owl backfield.  The Dragons forced the Owls in multiple three-and-outs, causing two safeties, and three fumbles giving their friends on the Dragon offense short fields all night. Nico Signorelli again locked down his side from any Owl aerial threat, and Joe Bisso controlled the line of scrimmage all night.  The Dragons take their show on the road next week as they battle their old championship foes in the Cistercian Hawks; the showdown takes place at Hawks Field in Irving, Texas this Friday at 7. –Coach Daniel Lewis

PLAYERS OF THE GAME

Team MVP: Dean Calhoun
Offensive Player of the Game: Matthew Perugini
Defensive Player of the Game: Carson Berger
Special Teams MVP: Nico Signorelli
Scout Team Player of the Week: Cooper Dupuis

Next up for Dragon Football:
September 30 at Cistercian Prep*, 7 p.m. 
 
 
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL  
9/20 at Duchesne • 3-0 W
Dragon Volleyball is currently 2-0 in the Southwest Preparatory Conference. 

Next up for Dragon Volleyball:
September 28 at Awty*, 6 p.m. 
September 29 at Houston Christian*, 5:15 p.m.
October 6 vs. St. John’s*, 5:30 p.m.
October 12 at Concordia Lutheran*, 5:30 p.m.
October 14 vs. St. Stephen’s Episcopal*, 4 p.m.
October 15 vs. St. Andrew’s Episcopal*,11 a.m.


VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY  
Next up for Dragon Cross Country
October 1 at Chili Pepper Festival, 7 a.m. at University of Arkansas 
October 1 at Woodlands Christian XC Series #3, 8 a.m.
October 8 at The 41st St. John Maverick Ramble, Spring Creek Park, 8 a.m.
* conference
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