WACO — Southlake Carroll soundly beat Temple 38-7 on Friday night at Floyd Casey Stadium for a victory reminiscent of the 34-0 thumping the Dragons handed the Wildcats in the third week of last season.
Temple senior quarterback and Baylor recruit Chad President took the first snap of the game up the middle for a 9-yard gain. But as the pile of tacklers rose to their feet, President remained on the turf, clutching his right knee. Trainers and assistant coaches helped him to his feet and to the sidelines, where he would remain for the rest of the game, knee wrapped in bandages.
Six plays later, Carroll senior linebacker J.B. Copeland intercepted backup quarterback Chase Truelove’s pass, returning it to the Wildcats’ 15-yard line.
“That was a huge momentum swing,” said Carroll head coach Hal Wasson. “As a senior, we count on J.B. to make those big plays for us.”
Carroll (2-1) took advantage of the field position, scoring on its first play from scrimmage as quarterback Stephen Agnew fired a strike to Luke Timian in the back of the end zone.
Agnew and the Carroll offense would score two more times in the first half. The first touchdown came via a 21-yard pass to Keaton Duhon, and the second a 19-yard keeper by Agnew.
Agnew completed 17 of 31 passes, finishing with 224 yards and two touchdowns through the air while adding 140 yards and two scores on the ground.
“I really like how [Agnew] ran the ball down the stretch,” Wasson said. “He put it in playmaker mode tonight. He’s really learning to trust himself, and that is the key to our success.”
Temple fell to 1-2.
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