Location: Southlake, Texas
Conference: 6A Region I District 5
Record (2006-2016): 127-21
Let’s first start by mentioning that in 2007, the Dragons played Miami’s Northwestern High School at Texas Stadium for a crowd of 46,000. And it was a regular season game.
We hear so many things about the legend of Texas football, but that goes beyond what anyone ever thinks about. Even with the passion that so many people feel for the game, filling up most of a college football stadium is ridiculous.
But the attendance is for good reason.
A team that once held a 49 game win streak, the program is built on state championships. With two of those coming in the last decade, there is a winning attitude at Carroll that strives for nothing less. From 2002-2008, the program went 79-1, leaving a legacy that is almost unmatched in the state.
- Greg McElroy ’06 (Alabama)
- Chase Daniel ’04 (Missouri)
- Kenny Hill ’12 (Texas A&M)
- Robert Barnes ’14 (Oklahoma)
- Obi Eboh ’15 (Stanford)
When choosing this honor, it is much easier for us when there is a clear-cut winner. And most of the time, there is.
But for our choice, the 2005 and 2006 squads are extremely close.
In the end, the 2005 team barely edges them out. Headlined by future National Champion Greg McElroy, the team was unstoppable. Not only did the team go undefeated on their way to the Texas State title, but they also won the national championship.
What sets this team apart is the way in which they won every game. They had many games that their starters didn’t even finish the first half, let alone the game. The team was simply unstoppable.
Why We Chose Them:
When a program wins multiple consensus national championships, it is hard to ignore them. And coming from Texas, being able to post several state championships shows that they have done it against the top competition in the country.
But, with all of their winning, they still are passed up when analysts choose the top high school program in Texas. This lack of respect is something that keeps the program hungry, so expect more of the same in the future.