Southlake has a player to be proud of in No. 38 Tavian Gould, a redshirt freshman running back in his first year with Arizona State University football.

With a Texas ranking of 22 (154 nationally, according to, Gould’s rushing stats at Southlake Carroll High School included 118 carries on 576 yards (combined) over the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. In receiving, he had three catches for 30 yards in 18 games played, and five total touchdowns over two years.

Gould was minted under the stewardship of Darren Allman, until recently Carroll High’s athletic director. Allman, recently appointed head football coach and athletic director for Nacogdoches High School, oversaw the Dragons to eight state football championship wins.

The 5-foot-8, 182-pound Gould’s university bio states he received training at “one of the best high school programs in Texas,” calling him a “tough, hard-nosed runner” who stays “extremely balanced.”