SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Keller and Southlake Carroll traded back-and-forth blows like a pair of heavyweight boxers Friday night, with the Indians' and Dragons' high-powered offenses leading the way.
Southlake Carroll and Keller swapped leads six times in a bitterly close District 4-6A duel in which neither side ever led by more than 10 points.
But in a game filled with offensive highlights, the Dragons' defense stole the spotlight during the waning moments.
With the Indians driving and needing a field goal to send the game to overtime, defensive back Logan Lewandowski picked off a pass near the Dragons' 40-yard line with 79 seconds left to play.
Lewandowski's interception helped Southlake Carroll seal a pivotal 38-35 victory over Keller in a matchup between two of the DFW's few remaining undefeated teams on Friday night at Dragon Stadium.
With the win, the Dragons remain locked in a tie for first place with Trophy Club Byron Nelson atop the 4-6A district standings.
Southlake Carroll shined offensively in its closest matchup of the season so far despite a significant setback.
Senior running back Owen Allen led the way for a Dragons' offense that racked up more than 300 rushing yards and averaged 5.9 yards per carry for the night.
Allen spearheaded Southlake's ground game with 230 yards and three touchdown runs on 35 carries.
He found the end zone on a 19-yard rushing touchdown during the first quarter, scored on a 17-yard touchdown run during the second and added a 1-yard rushing score during the late stages of the third quarter.
Senior quarterback Kaden Anderson, a Wyoming commit, left the game with an undisclosed lower body injury during the third quarter and was unable to return.
Anderson finished with 52 rushing yards and a touchdown run along with 86 yards and a touchdown through the air on 5-of-9 passing before exiting the contest during the second half.
Senior quarterback Tre Guerra powered the Indians' high-flying offense that finished Friday night with 480 total yards.
Guerra threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns on 22-of-32 passing while also picking up 44 yards on the ground.
Junior running back Cameron Rayford led Keller's rushing attack with 101 yards and a pair of touchdown runs on 17 carries, while Jayden Hart added 23 yards and a touchdown on six touches.
Senior Amarion Henry led all receivers with nine catches for 142 yards and two touchdown grabs for the Indians.
Southlake Carroll (6-0, 3-0) will look to keep rolling in district play when the Dragons travel to face the Keller Central Chargers (1-5, 1-2) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex.
Keller (5-1, 2-1), meanwhile, faces another big test next week when the Indians return to action for a duel against Trophy Club Byron Nelson (6-0, 3-0) at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex.
Check out SBLive's exclusive photo gallery from the game:
PHOTO GALLERY — SOUTHLAKE CARROL 38, KELLER 35
All photos by Brian McLean