Multiple Teams · North Dallas shows its youth in district loss


The Cheerleaders show their support with lots of spirit.
The Cheerleaders show their support with lots of spirit.

North Dallas turned to its backups against Carrollton Newman Smith. The Bulldogs had to.
With starters KeVon Price, Geovani Manning, Rodrick Johnson, James Crayton and several others out with injuries, the Bulldogs went with a new lineup against Newman Smith.
Playing with youth and inexperience, the result was a 49-0 loss to the Trojans in a District 11-5A game at Standridge Stadium.
North Dallas sophomore Eric Wilson replaced KeVon Price at quarterback but was later seen limping, and eventually replaced by Richard James. Arnulfo Hernandez and Jovani Russell tried to replace 1,000-yard rusher Manning and Crayton in the backfield. Hernandez and Russell finished with 8 yards rushing apiece.
The Bulldogs defense also felt the loss of Crayton, Johnson and Manning — all two-way starters — as Newman Smith turned North Dallas turnovers into short touchdown drives. Newman Smith also returned an interception for a touchdown.
The North Dallas backups showed potential but were kept under wraps by the Newman Smith defense, which limited the Bulldogs to three first downs and nine total yards. Marcos Briones averaged 28 yards on seven punts for North Dallas.
The Bulldogs’ best opportunity to score came in the fourth quarter when they took over on downs at the Newman Smith 36-yard line and then moved to the Newman Smith 10-yard line on a 16-yard pass from James to Paul Gandara. But the drive ended with a quarterback sack.
The start of the game was delayed when one of the busses carrying the North Dallas football team to the game had mechanical issues.
The Bulldogs play Bryan Adams next at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Couch Field at Loos Complex.

The Vikingettes perform at the end of the game.
The Vikingettes perform at the end of the game.
The North Dallas bands plays the alma mater at the end of the game.
The North Dallas bands plays the alma mater at the end of the game.
The Bulldogs gather for the alma mater.
The Bulldogs gather for the alma mater.