Southlake Carroll vs DeSoto Live

Southlake Carroll vs DeSoto Live Free HS Football Semifinal Match (12/9/2023)

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The Southlake Carroll Dragons and the DeSoto Eagles faced off in the UIL 6A Division II state semifinals on December 9, 2023, at Eagle Stadium in Allen, Texas. Both teams entered the game with impressive records, Southlake Carroll boasting a 13-1 record and DeSoto sitting at a perfect 14-0.

Kickoff: 2:00 PM CST

Location: Eagle Stadium

Live Stream: MaxPreps

Eagle Stadium Allen, TX. The DeSoto (TX) varsity football team has a neutral playoff game vs. Southlake Carroll (Southlake, TX) today @ 2p.

The game lived up to the hype, with both teams showcasing their offensive prowess and defensive tenacity. The first half was a tightly contested affair, with Southlake Carroll holding a 14-7 lead at the break.

In the second half, DeSoto’s offense exploded, scoring 21 unanswered points to take a 28-14 lead late in the third quarter. Southlake Carroll refused to give up, however, and rallied with a touchdown of their own to cut the deficit to 28-21.

The game ultimately came down to the final play, with Southlake Carroll driving for a potential game-winning score. However, DeSoto’s defense held strong, forcing an incomplete pass on 4th down to secure the victory.

With the win, DeSoto advances to the state championship game where they will face the winner of the other semifinal game between Steele and Summer Creek. Southlake Carroll’s season comes to an end with a record of 13-2.

Here are some of the key stats from the game:

  • DeSoto: 28 points, 460 total yards
  • Southlake Carroll: 21 points, 420 total yards
  • DeSoto passing: 19-of-30 for 280 yards and 3 touchdowns
  • Southlake Carroll passing: 21-of-32 for 300 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • DeSoto rushing: 180 yards on 35 carries
  • Southlake Carroll rushing: 120 yards on 32 carries

DeSoto was led by senior quarterback DJ Lagway, who threw for 280 yards and 3 touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Jaquarius Tolbert also had a big day for the Eagles, catching 7 passes for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Southlake Carroll was led by junior quarterback Tom Von Grote, who threw for 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Landon Farco also had a strong performance for the Dragons, catching 8 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown.

The game was televised on Bally Sports Southwest and streamed online on the NFHS Network.

Here are some of the post-game quotes:

  • DeSoto head coach Claude Mathis: “I’m so proud of our guys. They fought hard all game long and never gave up. We knew this was going to be a tough game, but we were able to make the plays when it mattered most.”
  • Southlake Carroll head coach Riley Dodge: “We’re disappointed to come up short, but we’re proud of our team’s effort. DeSoto is a great team, and they played a great game. We wish them the best of luck in the state championship game.”

The DeSoto Eagles will now play in the UIL 6A Division II state championship game on December 16, 2023, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They will face the winner of the other semifinal game between Steele and Summer Creek.

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