John Cooper Dragon Volleyball Sweeps Duchesne In Dig Pink Victory, Football Adds An Away Win

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 10/06/2019

Freshman Lauren Wolford, junior AJ Harrell
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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Dragon Volleyball Sweeps Duchesne In Dig Pink Victory, Football Adds An Away Win

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

10/2 vs. Duchesne Academy • 3-0 WIN

The Dragons picked up their 28th win with a 3-0 victory over Duchesne on Dig Pink Night as the teams participated to make strides for breast cancer research, the real winner of the night.

Anna Claire Adam: 10 of the team’s 31 kills

Laura Weatherford: 25 digs

Lauren Wolford: 21 assists

Coach Ray Hedden: I am very proud of the Dig Pink efforts the girls have put in to this awareness campaign against breast cancer! When the video played, it was surreal seeing all the students who are touched by cancer. It was a little emotional watching the work the kids and staff did come together. Of course, it was nice to top it off with the sweep.

2-0 in conference play
Next up for Dragon Volleyball:
Oct. 8 at Episcopal High School*, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 17 vs. Kinkaid*, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 22 at Awty International*, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 24 at Houston Christian*, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 29 at St. John’s*, 5:30 p.m.

VARSITY FOOTBALL

10/4 vs. Arlington Oakridge* • 28-14 WIN

The Dragons won 28-14 versus The Oakridge School to go 4-2 on the season.

The Dragons’ offense had 58 plays for 439 yards with 340 yards on the ground. Jake Peterson had 21 rushes for 216 yards averaging 10.2 yards per carry. Ben DeLoit and Thomas Elkhoury combined for 18 rushes for 134 yards and 7.4 yards per carry average. Jaxson Pierce scored midway in the fourth quarter with 40-yard touchdown reception from Kaedyn Sullivan.

The Dragons’ defense held an explosive Oakridge offense to 166 total yards on the night. The defense gave up zero points in the second half with three redzone stops and a blocked field goal. Oakridge combined for 30 total yards in third and fourth quarter.

Coach DeHaven: Our football team has found our identity on the offense side. Our offensive line had an amazing night along with tough hard runs by multiple backs. We took calculated shots when Oakridge loaded the box. I thought our offense staff did a great job with their game plan. We need to clean things up on the special team’s side of the ball. We put our defense in bad positions, but they responded well to the adversity. The players in this program are selfless not selfish and that’s a great thing to have. This was a great team win!

Players of the Week:
Team MVP: Jake Peterson • 21 Rushes 216 yards / 15 tackles
Offensive MVP: Kyle Dowd • Grade out at 85% had 9 knock downs
Defensive MVP: Ben DeLoit • 8 tackles tremendous effort
Special Team MVP: Anthony Giannette • 1 tackles and 1 onside kick recovery
Scout Team Offense: Vaughn McKeever
Scout Team Defense: Ben Currin

Next up for Dragon Football:

Oct. 11 at Casady*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18 vs Trinity Valley*, 7 p.m. • SENIOR NIGHT

Nov. 1 at Austin Saints*, 7 p.m.

VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
Next up for Dragon Cross Country:
Oct. 12 at St. John’s Ramble Invitational, Spring Creek Park, Tomball, TX
Oct. 26 at SPC South Zone Championship, St. Andrew’s Episcopal

UPCOMING VARSITY SPORTS ACTION AT HOME:

Thursday, October 17

5:30 p.m. Varsity Volleyball vs. Kinkaid*

Friday, October 18

7 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Trinity Valley* • SENIOR NIGHT

*Conference game

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