The second week of high school football provided enough punch for two (maybe three) weeks combined. Once the smoke cleared, two Frisco High Schools remain undefeated, while another began its year unblemished. The Game of the Week boasted enough scoring and high-intensity action to account for a Game of the Month. All told, Frisco ISD teams went 3-3. Now for a recap of Week 2 matchups and a look ahead for Week 3.
Week Two Re-cap (4A)
L Frisco Centennial (1-1) @ Lake Dallas (2-0)—44-51 (2OT)
The regular season excitement level increases as the season progresses. First, non-district play reminds us all that football is back after a seven month hiatus. Then, district-play ratchets up the intensity until the playoffs boost the high school buzz into a frenzied crescendo.
At least that’s how it’s supposed to go.
It’s going to be difficult to top Week 2’s epic showdown between Frisco Centennial and Lake Dallas. This game had it all; well worthy of its Game of the Week status.
If you’re a Centennial fan, you have no reason to hang your head. QB Kelly Cordova was fantastic, connecting for 5 TDs and 290 yards—as well as 107 yards on the ground to boot. Jackson Grimes caught three passes and took each to the house while averaging whopping 30.3 yards per catch. And let’s not forget Brandon Anderson’s 65-yard interception return for a pic-6 in the second quarter.
Up Next: Vs. McKinney North (1-1)—McKinney North dropped their first game of the year last week at Prosper, but it wasn’t due to a lack of offense. Despite being on the losing end of a 59-48 tub-thumping, the Bulldogs still scored twice in every quarter save for the first. Once again, Centennial could be in for another high-scoring affair.
L Frisco High (1-1) Vs. TC Byron Nelson (2-0)—13-38
The Raccoons appeared to have figured out the Bobcats’ offense after holding them to a mere field goal in the second quarter. Trailing 17-7 at the half, Frisco High appeared to be showing life as they outscored Byron Nelson 7-3 in the second quarter.
However, a quick Esteban Ortega score to open the third quarter followed by Courtney Miles’ second TD of the game quickly put any hopes of a rally out of hand for Frisco. The Bobcats more than doubled the Raccoons’ total offense, 440-218.
The Raccoons were led by Max Steitle who caught 11 passes for 75 yards and one TD, and Dayton Bush who averaged 17 yards per catch on just three receptions.
Up Next: (Thursday Sept. 12) Vs. Lovejoy (2-0)—The Raccoons may have the are’s toughest non-district schedule, and it doesn’t get easier in Week 3. Lovejoy is averaging over 53 points per game; you’d better believe that Coach Gibson’s staff will put in some hours devising a way to stop the Leopards’ buzz-saw offense.
W Frisco Wakeland (1-0) @ Richardson (1-1)—52-25
Frisco Wakeland might have had the latest start of any Frisco ISD team, but there was nary a hint of rust evident. The eventual outcome of the game was never really in doubt as Wakeland led 35-13 at half and cruised to the 27-point victory.
Alex Marr was unstoppable on the ground, gaining 157 yards with four touchdowns. Justice Williams reeled in five passes for 132 yards and a score. Jackson Lamb was efficient, connecting on nearly 70% of his pass attempts for two scores and 218 yards.
Up Next: Vs. JJ Pearce (0-2)—Pearce can put some points on the board, as their offense is averaging over 25 points per game. Their main issue is a porous defense that has allowed an average of 43 points per game.
L Frisco Heritage (1-1) Vs. McKinney (1-1)—14-28
Even before McKinney’s offense got hot, it was the Lions defense that bought star Antonio Oliver (189 yards rushing) enough time to exploit holes.
Heritage managed 14 points in the third quarter, but that was the only quarter they would see the end zone. WRs Jacque Norris and Chris Baez scored the Wolves’ lone points, and QB Malik Walker threw for 170 yards with two TDs and two INTs.
Up Next: @ Greenville (0-2)—Greenville started 2013 by not scoring in their first six quarters of play. The Lions finally got off the snide in the third quarter of last week’s 34-22 loss to Princeton.
W Frisco Lone Star (2-0) @ Whitesboro (1-1)—48-21
Leading 12-7 after the first quarter, the Rangers were just getting warmed up. Lone Star poured on 22 points to take a commanding 20-point lead into halftime. And even with a large lead the Rangers defense continued to suppress Whitesboro, as they allowed just one more touchdown en route to the win.
QB Chase Moake was in control from the get go. He threw for 300 yards with four TDs, and spread his aerial attack to six receivers, led by Austin De Leon, with 141 yards. Jordan Jones was Moake’s man when the Rangers needed a touchdown. He caught seven passes for 105 yards and three scores.
Ramon Harris and Jason Shelley paced the ground game, rushing for three total touchdowns and 138 yards combined.
Up Next: (Thursday Sept. 12) Vs. Lake Worth (2-0)—The undefeated Bullfrogs travel to Frisco with a potent offense that has averaged over 43 points per game. Lone Star’s defense may have its biggest test yet in Week 3.
W Frisco Legacy Christian (2-0) Vs. FW Temple Christian (1-1)—13-3
Frisco Legacy and Fort Worth Temple were in a scoreless tie at the half. C.J. Encalade provided the first score in the third quarter on a two-yard run, and Thomas Dreger snatched a Ryan Davis pass for another score in the fourth quarter.
All told, Encalade contributed 82 yards on the ground, while Dreger caught two passes for 66 yards. QB Davis didn’t throw the ball too much, but when he did, he was nearly perfect—completing 6-of-7 attempts for 101 yards and one touchdown.
Up Next: @ Muenster Sacred Heart (1-1)—Sacred Heart out-muscled Covenant Christian last week on the heels of a 20-point first quarter. The Tigers average 35 points a game, but surrender 45 points per game! Their defense will have their hands full with Legacy Christian.
Check back often next week, as Lifestyle Frisco will bring you exclusive insider information for Week 3’s Game of the Week—Frisco Lone Star (2-0) vs. Lake Worth (2-0)