Keep up with the action all season long: 2014 Frisco High School Football Schedules and Results
Week 5 of Frisco High School Football features some outstanding match-ups, as three teams tied atop District 9-5A look for separation (two of which face off head-to-head), and another Frisco ISD team looks to start of their district campaign on the right foot.
Frisco High (3-1, 2-0) VS. Frisco Centennial (1-2, 1-0)—Thurs., 9/25 @ 7:00 PM @ Toyota Stadium
Week 5’s Game of the Week, could be an early preview the District 9-5A one and two playoff seeds. And how those top two playoff spots shake down could be determined by this very game.
It’s no surprise that the area’s number one rushing offense holds the number one rusher. Frisco High RB Paul Terry (839 yds, 11 TDs) has been averaging over 200 yds this season, and the Raccoons (361.8 ypg) have had no problem running wild against the opposition.
Naturally, the primary concern for the Centennial Titans—as they look to remain unbeaten in district despite two early season losses—will be in stopping Terry and the Wing-T. However, Centennial’s best option is to give the ‘Coons a taste of their own medicine, by pounding their defense with plenty of the running game. If Anthony Pegues can build on last week’s breakout performance, then look for the Titans to keep it close.
Frisco Lone Star (4-0, 2-0) VS. Little Elm (1-3, 1-1)—Thurs., 9/25 @ 7:00 PM @ Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium
Coming into District 9-5A, the Lone Star Rangers were absolutely cruising. Then once district started, things haven’t come quite so effortlessly. But this is more a testament to the level of competition in 9-5A than anything else, and besides, the Rangers have managed to stay unscathed (and undefeated) despite a few hiccups.
One thing that has stayed alarmingly consistent for Lone Star is their suffocating defense. Giving up just 184.5 ypg, the Rangers have been able to put the kibosh on their opponents’ offense which has enabled them to keep on winning despite any offensive inconsistencies of their own. The Little Elm Lobos, fresh off a blowout win a week ago, will need to step up their game or they may find themselves in trouble early (and often).
Frisco Wakeland (2-1, 0-1) @ Frisco Liberty (2-2, 1-1)—Fri., 9/26 @ 7:00 PM @ Toyota Stadium
Last week’s 21-13 loss to Frisco Lone Star was almost like two games in one. You have the first half, where Lone Star, despite some mistakes, was able to wrangle a three-possession lead, up 21-0 at halftime.
Then you have the second half, where the Wakeland Wolverines shut down the Rangers offense and was able to solve the Lone Star “D” with their stars, thanks to a third quarter run by Brent Altieri and a fourth quarter catch by Justice Williams.
Look for the Liberty RedHawks to attempt to duplicate Lone Star’s first half from a week ago. In other words, the best chance for the RedHawks is to score early, as it occasionally takes the Wolverines defense some time to adjust. However, if the Wolverines defense is on early, Wakeland could cruise.
Frisco Independence (1-3, 0-2) VS. The Colony (2-2, 0-2)—Fri., 9/26 @ 7:00 PM @ Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium
Frisco Independence, in their first year in existence, has already done what many first year football programs fail to do—win a game. Back-to-back 4A State Champions, Denton Guyer, didn’t notch their first win until season three.
That being said, it seems unlikely that the Independence Knights will find themselves in the win column this week against The Colony Cougars. Statistically, the Cougars’ defense has dipped just below “elite” status, but they have more than enough playmakers to take advantage of an inexperienced Knights squad. And The Colony’s upper-tier running game will be licking their chops.
Frisco Legacy Christian (3-0, 0-0) VS. Tyler Grace Community (2-1, 0-0)–Fri., 9/26 @ 7:00 PM @ Comstock Field
Legacy Christian kicks of district play tonight against Grace Community. The Eagles of Legacy have been averaging just over 32 points per contest in their three non-district games.
Grace Community is solid offensively, led by QB Chandler Nutt and RB Zach Tatman. If Legacy’s defense can keep those two in check, look for their offensive playmakers—Ryan Davis, Chase Moake and Chase Eisenmann—to take control.