Keep up with the action all season long: 2015 Frisco High School Football Schedules and Results
Frisco (4-0, 2-0) @ Centennial (2-1, 1-0)—Fri. 9/25, 7:00 PM @ Toyota Stadium
This week’s Game of the Week features two formidable defenses with similar offensive approaches…led by two of the district’s top running backs —Frisco’s Idrees Ali and Centennial’s Anthony Pegues.
Like an old-school muscle car, the Frisco Raccoons’ mighty Wing-T continues to power its way to wins. And just because you can hear it coming, doesn’t mean you can stop it.
Idrees Ali continues to prove why he is the ideal leader of a run-first attack. Last week, Ali and company managed to put up 237 yards on a stout Cougars defense; while holding The Colony to just 21 points…impressive, considering that TC had just hung up 70 points in their last game.
The Centennial Titans made the most of their bye week, as they returned to the foray looking fresh. If Frisco doesn’t have the best back in the district, an easy argument can be made that the Titans do. Anthony Pegues reels off 200-plus yard games with ease, and his three touchdown, 254 yard performance was a crucial component to last week’s district-opening win over Heritage.
It will be interesting to see which defense can apply the most pressure to the opposition’s running game. Over their first three games, Centennial has surrendered an average of 151 yards and 26.6 points. The Raccoons, through their first four games, have given up 121.5 yards and just 15.25 points per game.
Both will have their hands full as the Titans try to stop Ali, who is averaging 212.5 yards per game; and the Raccons’ defense must contend with the electric Pegues, who is averaging just over 248 yards per game.
Independence (2-2, 1-1) @ The Colony (1-3, 1-1)—Fri. 9/25, 7:00 PM @ Tommy Briggs Stadium
Fresh off a 70-point game, The Colony’s offense was contained by a fiery Frisco defense in Week 4. You’d better believe that the Cougars will be looking to unleash RB Khalil Banks (740 yds, 11 TDs) on an Independence team that has allowed an average of 239 yards rushing per contest.
That being said, there’s definitely an increased level of confidence on the field from the Knights—a byproduct of a team that has already surpassed reached a new high-water mark in wins. Independence is no longer the district’s whipping board; and they have an excellent opportunity to assert this fact in Week 5.
Frisco Lone Star (4-0, 2-0) @ Little Elm (0-4, 0-2)—Fri. 9/25, 7:00 PM @ Lobos Stadium
The Little Elm Lobos, District 9-5A’s lone winless team, will face the district’s highest scoring team in this week’s matchup. This game looks to have all the makings of a blowout, but having the doors knocked off by a ridiculously balanced Lone Star team wouldn’t be unique to the Lobos, as Jason Shelley and company have dominated the competition all season, averaging just over 49 points per game, producing an astonishing 470 yards of total offense per game.
Liberty (1-3, 1-1) VS Wakeland (1-2, 0-1)—Fri. 9/25, 7:00 PM @ Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium
Wakeland is coming off a Week 4 bye and they hope the extra rest can provide them the same results seen by Centennial seven days ago. After all, the Wolverines could sure use a win as it’s been a long while since their 45-33 victory over Lovejoy in Week 2.
Although they have yet to notch their first district win of the year, they’ve only had one shot, and it was against a Lone Star team that no one is too excited to face.
On the bright side, their 27 points against the Rangers is the most any opponent has scored against them thus far. To pick up the win against the Liberty RedHawks this week, they’ll need a healthy dose of Jay Orji combined with a big night from QB Mason Doerr.
Legacy Christian (3-0) @ Tyler Grace Community (3-0)—Fri. 9/25, 7:30 PM @ Clyde-Perkins Stadium (Tyler)
The Legacy Christian Eagles are looking to do something they haven’t pulled off since the 2013 season: win four games in a row. If you’ll recall, Legacy was off to a fine start last year when all of a sudden their new district TAPPS 2-II dealt them a cruel dose of reality.
Now on the dawn of their second season in a much tougher district, the Eagles are in a much better place. With a far larger roster, one that enables them to platoon players in order to keep them fresh, Legacy heads into Tyler with a far more formidable squad.
For Legacy to win their first district game in TAPPS 2-II, a strong defensive effort will be of the utmost importance as the Cougars can really move the chains. Scoring shouldn’t be too much of an issue, as you know RB Chase Eisenmann is up for the task.