Dragons off and running

The Junction City Dragons face Eudora this week in their home opener after reeling off a pair of easy victories over Augusta and Lake Village.

The Junction City Dragons improved to 2-0 on the season with a 49-0 win over Lake Village. The Dragons defense once again turned in a strong performance by holding the Beavers to 48 yards total offense.

After two games the Dragon offense is averaging close to 400 yards and 47 points a game. The defense has given up only 6 points this season. And those points were given up by subs, not the starting unit. The defense has also given up six first downs after two games.

… Which makes head coach David Carpenter a happy man.

Carpenter is pleased with the two wins. But he knows his team can play even better. "We need to be more focused," Carpenter said after the Lake Village game. "We won, but it was ugly. We need to get more focused on what we are doing and not go through the motions." Carpenter also told his team to not overlook anyone, which was part of the problem Friday night. "Respect everyone, but fear no one."

Running back Maurice Moore rushed for 107 yards on eight carries against Lake Village. Brannin Carter scored three touchdowns and rushed for 66 yards on 9 carries. Overall the Dragons rushed 32 times for 285 yards. Koby McKinnon returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown.

T.J. Thurkill connected on all the extra-point attempts and is 10-for-10 on PAT's

this year.

Backup quarterback Steven Jones threw his first varsity touchdown pass when he hooked up with receiver Scott Owens on a 10-yard pass.

This week the Dragons open at home against Eduora, which is 0-2 on the season. Eudora lost its opener to Lake Village 27-26 and lost last Friday to Star City, 21-6, after leading 6-0 at the half.

Kickoff is set for 7:30.


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