Keep up with the action all season long: 2014 Frisco High School Football Schedules and Results
District 9-5A gets underway tonight, and from this point forward, every game could mean the difference between a playoff berth, or a long off-season wondering what could have been…
Frisco Wakeland (2-0) @ Frisco Lone Star (2-0)—Thurs. 9/11 @ 7:00 PM @ Toyota Stadium
The Frisco Wakeland Wolverines have been on a tear thus far in the new season. RBs Brent Altieri (269 yds, 4 TDs), Jack White (190 yds, TD) and Noah Anderson (137 yds, 3 TDs) have been so good that Wakeland has the third best team rushing offense in the area. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, they have to face the area’s third-best total offense in the Lone Star Rangers tonight.
The Rangers, making the giant leap from 3A a year ago to 5A this season, have had the smoothest of possible segues. They’ve averaged 527.5 of total offense per game, with QB Jason Shelley (650 total yards, 9 TDs) putting up video game numbers early on. It’s easy to talk about the Rangers’ stellar offense ad nauseam, but room must be left to discuss there bullet-proof defense. Coming into tonight’s matchup, the Rangers have the area’s best defense, surrendering just 67 yards—per game.
And it’s not as if Lone Star has been rolling over some patsies, either. They pitched a 63-0 shutout over Sherman and dispatched of North Forney 51-14 last week. It won’t be easy for Wakeland because they must not only solve the Lone Star defense, but they must also find a way to stop the Rangers’ near-nuclear offense.
Frisco Heritage (2-0) VS. The Colony (2-0)—Thurs. 9/11 @ 7:00 PM @ Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium
Last season, The Colony Cougars were a very good team despite being one-dimensional. Once senior stud running back Bryan Hammond (Navy) went down with a torn ACL, the Cougars’ season quickly unraveled, culminating in a first round ousting by Highland Park in the playoffs.
This season The Colony is back, and even with Hammond’s departure, better than ever. They return 12 All-District players from a year ago and boast a defense that has allowed just 19 points per game.
Frisco Heritage has had a solid defense as well, surrendering just 16.5 points per contest. However, this District 9-5A matchup will likely boil down to who can control the offensive momentum. On paper, Heritage has a slight advantage in total offense, with 430.5 yards per game as opposed to The Colony’s 398.5 per game. Matchups such as these are why District 9-5A is considered one of the toughest in the area.
Frisco Independence (1-1) VS. Frisco Liberty (1-1)—Fri. 9/12 @ 7:00 PM @ Toyota Stadium
Riding the high of the school’s first-ever win on the gridiron, the Frisco Independence Knights have a very tough test to pass in their district opener. Frisco Liberty is averaging 338 yards of total offense per game, and relies on the legs of their star runners, Goyal Udgam (200 yds, 3 TDs) and Reggie Hubbard (240 yds, 2 TDs) to amass that yardage.
For Frisco Independence to have a chance, it’s all up to their three key playmakers—QB Kyle Saddler (439 yds passing, 4 TDs), RB Brandon Williams (127 yds, 2 TDs) and WR Myles Russell (220 yds, 2 TDs) to put some points on the board, and for their defense to stop Udgam and Hubbard—no easy task.
Frisco High (1-1) VS. Little Elm (0-2)—Fri. 9/12 @ 7:00 PM @ Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium
After looking sharp against North Forney in Week 1, the Frisco Raccoons faltered last week, succumbing to the Waxahachie Indians 37-36. For the ‘Coons to be successful, it’s all about grinding out the rushing yards—and getting the rock to elite RB Paul Terry (462 yds, 6 TDs) as much as possible—all while stopping the opposition with their bend-don’t-break defense.
During their first two weeks of play, the Lobos of Little Elm have had trouble scoring points; but what has mainly been their downfall is their inability to prevent the opposition from finding the end zone. The recipe for a Frisco High win consists of stopping RB Ryan Fink (201 yds, 4 TDs) and double-teaming QB Josh Savage’s favorite receiver, DeShon Gilbert (122 yds, TD).
Frisco Legacy Christian (1-0) VS. Colleyville Covenant Christian (1-1)—Fri. 9/12 @ 7:30 PM @ Fort Worth Christian’s Barrow Field
Legacy Christian looked very sharp in their opening week of the season as they dispatched of Cayuga High a week ago. This is the first full-season that Legacy has former Lone Star QB Chase Moake at the helm. What’s particularly dangerous about this is that Moake can rotate in and out with the uber-versatile Ryan Davis.
This creates absolute havoc for the defense, as Davis is just as likely to throw a TD as he is to catch or run for one. And once you key in on Moake or Davis, you’ve got to be careful because that’s when RB Chase Eisenmann will run you ragged, as he did last week, to the tune of 214 yds and 2 scores. Colleyville Covenant is coming off a 42-0 thrashing of Shelton High a week ago, but Legacy likely has too many weapons for the Cougars to contend with.