Keep up with the action all season long: 2014 Frisco High School Football Schedules and Results
It seems without fail, that just when the leaves start to brown, high school football segues from regular season to the postseason. And so it begins tonight, with three of Frisco ISD’s finest set to begin the 2014 UIL Bi-district round under the warmth of the Friday Night Lights…
5A Division I Region II Bi-District
Frisco Wakeland (8-2) VS. McKinney North (8-2)—Fri., 11/14 @ 7:00 PM @ Murphy’s Kimbrough Stadium
The McKinney North Bulldogs are an elite offensive machine; ranked as the 5th best offense in the area.
Averaging 464.3 yards of total offense, they excel both at the run (281.6 ypg) and the pass (182.7 ypg). The Bulldogs’ offense is fueled by their chief running back, Ronald Jones (1,419 yards, 19 TDs), and their highly efficient QB, Nick Hutchins (1,800 yards passing, 15 TDs, 4 INTs)—who can also run the ball exceedingly well—824 yds, 11 TDs.
The Frisco Wakeland Wolverines are no slouches either, as they average 412 yards of total offense per game themselves. RB Brent Altieri (946 yds, 15 TDs) and WR Justice Williams (639 yds, 6 TDs) highlight the area’s 15th ranked offense.
Offensive output will certainly be a key component in determining which team will make it to next week’s area round, as both the Wolverines and the Bulldogs have a less-than-stellar defense.
Frisco Centennial (5-5) @ Wylie High (7-3)—Fri., 11/14 @ 7:00 PM @ Wylie ISD Stadium
The Frisco Centennial Titans have had the topsy-turvy 2014. However, they managed to survive the grind that comes with playing two of the toughest teams in the state in their first two games, as well as staying afloat in District 9-5A.
It’s no secret that Centennial survived due to their excellent offense. The Titans average 30.9 ypg, thanks to an offense that puts up an average 359.7 yards of total offense on the turf each week (176.1 via the run, 183.6 via passing). QB Court Walker has quietly put together one excellent season, as he threw for 1,799 yards with 17 TDs and just 4 INTs. You’d better believe it’s not secret to Wylie High that Anthony Pegues (1,576 yds, 15 TDs) is the Titans’ offensive igniter.
Likewise, Centennial knows all about the Pirates’ potent offense, that puts 32.7 points on the board week-in and week-out. And WR Jordan Whaley (661, 9 TDs) has had his name whispered during this week’s practices. But key to stopping Wylie High is to contain QB Carson Cook, one of the best option QBs in the state. Cook threw for 1,848 yds with 15 TDs and 10 INTs, and rushed for 1,158 yds with 18 TDs. Thus, for Centennial to win their Bi-district round, they’ll need to take advantage of Wylie’s one-dimensional core by putting the kibosh on Cook…no easy task.
This one will likely be up to the Titans defense, and if they can pressure the interception-prone Cook enough to make him throw ill-advised passes.
5A Division II Region II Bi-District
Frisco Heritage (8-2) VS. Wylie East (6-4)—Fri., 11/14 @ 7:30 PM @ Plano’s Clark Stadium
Leading the show for the Coyotes is Malik Walker, a fleet-footed option QB who has improved his passing by leaps and bounds in 2014. Walker (2,297 yds, 26 TDs, 4 INTs) is the main reason why the Coyotes have put up an average of 36.6 ppg thus far. Heritage has a very balanced attack, with 192.6 yards per game coming from the run, and the rest (233.1 ypg) arriving thanks to the strong-arm of Walker.
The Wylie East Raiders can score a ton of points—40.2 ppg on average. Other teams score with ease against the Raiders’ porous defense, to the tune of 30.5 ppg. For the Raiders to have a chance against Heritage, it’ll be all up to their stars, RB Eno Benjamin (1,559 ypg, 28 TDs) and their QB Braden Shewmake (1,657 yds, 18 TDs, 8 INTs).