Southlake Carroll halts Austin Westlake

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Todd Dodge’s luck at Dragon Stadium ran out Friday as his new team, Austin Westlake, fell to Southlake Carroll in a 17-14 barnburner.

After a second half full of punts, Westlake made a charge in the final minutes of the game, pulling within three of Carroll on a trick play at the 2-yard line.

After a direct snap, wide receiver Reed Klubnik took a reverse handoff and connected with quarterback Sam Ehlinger for the score.

Ehlinger was hit with a personal foul after the touchdown, bringing the kickoff back to the 25-yard line, but Westlake recovered the onside kick with just under two minutes to play.

Thanks to a sack and the Carroll defensive secondary, Westlake’s fourth-and-11 pass was knocked incomplete.

“Hats off to Carroll,” Dodge said. “They did what they needed to do to win. A lot of people didn’t give us much of a chance at all as we came in here.”

Carroll quarterback Ryan Agnew was am offensive threat both in the air and on the ground, throwing for 110 yards and rushing for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Carroll running back Lil’ Jordan Humphrey scampered for 76 yards and a third-quarter touchdown from 18 yards out.

Carroll trailed for the majority of the first half after Westlake opened the scoring on a 17-yard touchdown pass by Ehlinger to Klubnick. The Dragons were only able to post a 31-yard field goal by Jake Oldroyd before halftime.

In the first start of his career, Ehlinger, a sophomore threw for 185 yards and 1 touchdown.

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