It’s hard to believe that the 2014 Frisco High School football season has come to a close. But, when Frisco Heritage was sent home by South Oak Cliff, they took the Frisco ISD season with them. So, as basketball season heats up, and baseball practices becoming more frequent, it’s time we look at back at the best of the best—the Lifestyle Frisco 2014 MVPs. Enjoy.
Frisco High School Raccoons—RB Paul Terry
It’s never easy to replace one of your team’s best players. This is especially true when it’s your reigning MVP, running back Max Steitle, whose cleats you are trying to fill. Well lucky for the Raccoons—and their Wing-T offense—they found an apt replacement that might even be a step better than Steitle, and that’s no easy task.
Junior RB Paul Terry ascended into the spotlight by amassing 1,895 yards rushing (6th best in 5A Area) with a whopping 22 TDs (7th best in 5A Area). Perhaps the best thing about Terry is that he’s just a junior – meaning he can lead Coach Gibson’s squad next year as well.
Last year’s MVP: Max Steitle
Although not playing football, the aforementioned Steitle is currently enrolled at Oklahoma University.
Frisco Heritage Coyotes—RB Kene Nwangwu
In what was easily the toughest decision to make, the Heritage Coyotes’ Kene Nwangwu beat out QB Malik Walker. Truly, these two were irreplaceable for Heritage all season long, but Nwangwu’s ridiculous 300+ yard, 7 TD performance in the opening round of the UIL Playoffs— Heritage’s first-ever playoff game!—added just enough juice for us to pick him as the MVP for 2014.
Last year’s MVP: Malik Walker
Walker, last year’s MVP, could have easily been MVP again this year. In fact, the Dallas Morning News picked him as such for District 9-5A.
Frisco Independence Knights—WR Myles Russell
The Independence Knights pulled off something that isn’t a given for a first-year high school football team…they won a game. Russell, a junior, will be back for another year all the wiser and prepared for District 9-5A with ten games under his belt.
All told in 2014, Russell hauled in 47 receptions for 672 yards and 7 TDs. He also found the end zone once on the ground, and led the Knights with 48 total points on the season.
Last year’s MVP: N/A
Frisco Liberty RedHawks—QB Udgam Goyal
Ability was never the question when it came to all-around athlete extraordinaire Udgam Goyal. There were some whispers, though, as to whether or not Goyal could take the helm as an every down QB.
The Redhawks senior more than answered the call. Goyal, a prototypical option QB, had some issues with INTs, but kept them to a minimum while passing for 909 yds and 2 TDs. His athleticism took over on the ground, as he scampered for a team-leading 629 yds and 9 TDs.
Last year’s MVP: Rodray Perkins
Perkins is now a member of the Western State Colorado Mountaineers. He did not receive any playing time during his freshmen season, but he looks to be a big part of the Mountaineers future at wide receiver.
Frisco Centennial Titans—RB Anthony Pegues
Short in stature but long on talent, Centennial’s Anthony Pegues had one heck of a Junior year.
Pegues rolled to 1,792 yards on just 220 carries (8.15 yards per carry) which was good for seventh place in area, just behind Frisco’s Paul Terry. Over the course of the 2014 season, Pegues amassed 98 points, tops for the Titans.
Last year’s MVP: Kelly Cordova
Cordova is now playing at McPherson College. Listed as a wide receiver, Cordova also rushed for 335 yds with 4 TDs, and completed 31 of 72 passes 333 yds last season. All told, Cordova combined for 893 all-purpose yards and 9 TDs – a solid impact for the freshmen.
Frisco Lone Star Rangers—QB Jason Shelley
Frisco Lone Star’s Jason Shelley had quite the season in 2013 as a freshmen. There were some that thought that Shelley might be prime fodder for the dreaded sophomore slump. That’s a laugh!
Shelley not only picked up where he left off during that excellent frosh campaign, but he is now on plenty of Division I scout’s short lists.
Shelley combined for 2,954 total yards of offense, throwing for 2,081 and rushing for 873. His 21 passing TDs were good for 10th in the area, whereas his 13 rushing TDs almost cracked the top 25—not bad considering his main job is to throw the rock.
Last year’s MVP: Ramon Harris
We had trouble tracking down Ramon Harris’ current whereabouts in regards to football. He’s bound to be playing somewhere; he was just too good not to. Harris was on fire as a senior in 2013, rushing for 1,621 yds and 19 TDs.
Frisco Wakeland Wolverines—RB Brent Altieri
Wakeland’s Brent Altieri was a cinch for MVP of the Wolverines in 2014. He improved on a very solid junior year by toting the rock nearly 50 times more and for more than 260 additional yards.
On his way to his second consecutive Lifestyle Frisco MVP, Altieri ran for 1,135 yards and 17 TDs, including an eye-popping 189 yards and 2 TDs in the Wolverines losing effort against McKinney North during bi-district play.
Last year’s MVP: Brent Altieri
Altieri took home last year’s crown too, as he compiled 873 yards on 153 carries en route to a team-leading 10 TDs.
Frisco Legacy Christian Eagles—RB Chase Eisenmann #25
Super sophomore Chase Eisenmann had a season for all seasons. During Legacy’s first game of the year, Eisenmann rushed for 217 yards which set the pace for a year in which the young tailback would gain 1,758 yards (5th best for Private Schools) with 9 TDs. He was also a threat at receiver, catching 10 passes for 253 yards and two more scores.
Last year’s MVP: QB/RB Ryan Davis
Depsite Eisenmann’s monster year, the Legacy Christian Eagles weren’t the same without last year’s MVP, Ryan Davis. For undisclosed reasons, Davis played in only three games during the 2014 season, with the Eagles winning two of those three.