John Cooper Sports: Winning Week For Dragon Volleyball and Football
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Results from the week of September 11, 2023
Winning Week For Dragon Volleyball and Football
9/14 vs. Greenhill School* • 17-14 W
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
The Dragons finally steered their ship out of the storm Thursday night as they found their first win by beating the Greenhill Hornets 17-14. In a hard-fought game against a greatly improved Greenhill squad, the Dragons dug deep enough to unearth their dreams, dreams that had been buried by weeks of mediocrity.
The Dragons opened the game with a balanced attack driving down the field on 15 plays taking half of the first quarter and ending with a touchdown. The offense was led again by sophomore RB Colton Rhoden who averaged over 14 yards each time he touched the ball. Freshman QB Colson Collins saw his first action of the year and proved up to the task of managing the game for the Dragons throwing the ball well and escaping with his legs when needed. The Dragon defensive unit has been special all year and they again lived up to the billing on Thursday. Numerous playmakers showed up once again led by senior LB Cole Sheppard and junior LB Bryce Weatherholt.
The Dragons go back to work this week as they travel to Arlington to face off with the Oakridge Owls on Friday night.–Coach Daniel Lewis
Next up for Dragon Football:
September 22 at Oakridge School*, 7 p.m.
September 29 vs. Cistercian Prep*, 7 p.m. • homecoming
October 6 at Fort Worth Country Day*, 7 p.m.
October 13 vs. Houston Christian*, 7 p.m. Senior Night
October 20 at Trinity Valley School*, 7 p.m.
9/12 vs. St. Thomas Episcopal • 3-0 W
Coach Courtney Hunnicutt: The Dragons concluded their preseason competition with a 3-0 sweep of St. Thomas Episcopal. The Dragons had a steady offense with Summer Galinsky leading the way with 10 kills, Julianne Hon with 8 kills and 10 digs, and Isabella Melin had 8 kills on 10 attempts hitting .800! Setter Ana Del Angel Aguilar contributed 8 aces and 23 assists, and Harper Sansbury contributed 6 assists in helping to conduct a solid Dragon offense.
Next up for Dragon Volleyball:
September 26 vs. Duchesne*, 5:30 p.m.
September 29 at St. Andrews Episcopal*, 6 p.m.
September 30 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal*, 9:30 a.m.
October 3 vs. Houston Christian*, 5:30 p.m.
October 5 vs. Kinkaid*, 5:30 p.m. Dig Pink
October 12 at St. John’s*, 5:30 p.m.
October 19 vs. Episcopal High School*, 6 p.m.
October 26 vs. Awty*, 6 p.m.
VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY
Next up for Dragon Cross Country
September 23 at Woodlands Christian Meet, 8 a.m.
September 30 at the Chili Pepper Festival at the University of Arkansas, 7 a.m.
October 7 at St. John’s Maverick Ramble, 8 a.m.
October 21 at SPC South Zone Championships, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, 8 a.m.