Keep up with the action all season long: 2014 Frisco High School Football Schedules and Results
Week 4 of Frisco High School football has some intriguing matchups—featuring one team’s first District 9-5A game of the year, and two undefeated district combatants going head-to-head…
Frisco Heritage (3-0, 1-0) @ Frisco Centennial (0-2, 0-0)— Fri. 9/19 @ 7:00 PM @ Toyota Stadium
The Heritage Coyotes and the Centennial Titans are off to surprising starts for very different reasons. The Titans, picked by many to be District 9-5A champions this season, have had a tough go of things in their first two weeks of play. They get a chance to right the ship tonight with their district debut.
In their last game, against Lake Dallas, the Titans’ issues weren’t with scoring, as they put up 35 points, it was in stopping the Falcons’ high-powered offense. Regardless, Centennial has plenty of weapons, and as they say, time heels all wounds—and you’d better believe that head coach Mark Howard has been taking full advantage of last week’s bye.
On the flip-side of the early season expectations coin, we have the Heritage Coyotes.
In their biggest challenge to date, the Coyotes pulled off a nice win against The Colony Cougars last week. Heritage’s success is due to many factors, not the least of which has been QB Malik Walker and his much-improved TD to INT ratio (8:2). Walker (677 yds. passing, 130 yds. rushing) has run the show without a flaw, but has been aided by standout RBs Kene Nwangwu (182 yds, TD), Jacques Norris (170 yds, TD) and his favorite passing targets Keaton White (210 yds, 2 TDs) and Chris Baez (188 yds, 3 TDs).
For the Coyotes to pull off the win over a tough Titans squad, it’s going to be all about keeping Centennial’s key weapons—RB Anthony Pegues (139 yds, 2 TDs) and WRs Devin McCord (171 yds, TD) and Jackson Grimes (158 yds)—in check.
Frisco Lone Star (3-0, 1-0) @ Frisco Liberty (2-1, 1-0)—Fri. 9/19 @ 7:00 PM @ Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium
Tonight’s Game of the Week has all the makings of a classic contest. Frisco Lone Star, fresh off their “Yep, we’re serious” district opening win over a very tough Wakeland squad, will look to keep the good times rolling (or “running”) against the Liberty Redhawks.
An intriguing matchup, especially defensively, as Lone Star (165.7 yds/per game allowed) and Liberty (226.7 yds/per game allowed) rank fifth and sixth in the area for total team defense. As always, defense is important, but with these two high-powered offenses you’d better believe there will be plenty of points placed on the board.
The RedHawks come into tonight’s matchup averaging 32.3 points per game, and are more adept at running the ball, as they average 249 ypg on the ground, as opposed to just 113 ypg in the air. One thing with Liberty though, is that their stats are slightly skewed due to last week’s blowout of New Kid on the Block, Frisco Independence. Best believe Lone Star will be gunning for standout RB Reggie Hubbard (382 yds, 5 TDs), a key difference maker for Liberty.
Lone Star had been nothing short of astounding in their first two non-district games, winning each one in blowout fashion. As discussed, last week’s grind-it-out win against Frisco Wakefield was impressive especially considering that the Rangers were not at their best. Regardless, the numbers don’t lie, and Lone Star can hurt their opposition quickly, and in many different ways. Averaging 461 ypg (sixth-best in the area), Lone Star penetrates even the toughest of defenses via precision passing and a rumbling ground game.
Dual threat QB Jason Shelley (936 total yds, 12 TDs) is the key igniter of Lone Star’s offense, with plenty of help from RB Robert Hall (152 yds, 2 TDs) and WR/RB Jordan Jones (338 total yds, 6 TDs).
Frisco High (2-1, 1-0) @ The Colony (2-1, 0-1)—Fri. 9/19 @ 7:00 PM @ Cougars Field
After dropping their initial district game last week to Frisco Heritage, The Colony Cougars will be looking to exact some revenge on the Raccoons. When thinking of the Cougars, it’s natural to picture a stout defense over flowing with speed.
However, Frisco High’s biggest challenge might be in stopping The Colony’s elite running game that features a four-headed backfield monster. Alec Gibbons (269 yds, TD) leads in rushing yards, whereas Myles Benning (257 yds, 7 TDs) is the back with the nose for the end zone. Andrew Lotz (169 yds, TD) is a solid option as well, and Khalil Banks doesn’t tote the rock too often, but when he does, he’s an explosive force averaging over 11 yards per carry.
Let’s not forget that the ‘Coons are astute at running the ball too. The Colony’s defense is going to have it’s hands full as the area’s leading 5A rusher, Frisco’s Paul Terry (672 yds, 9 TDs) has had his way with defenses early on in 2014.
Frisco Independence (1-2, 0-1) @ Little Elm (0-3, 0-1)—Fri. 9/19 @ 7:00 PM @ Lobos Field
The Little Elm Lobos have had a tough go of the season thus far, but it’s due more to the quality of competition they’ve faced thus far, rather than just being a helpless team. Although they are averaging less than 20 points per contest, expect an uptick in scoring against Frisco Independence tonight.
For Independence to have a chance at notching their first-ever district win tonight, they’d better focus on containing QB Josh Savage (413 yds total off., 6 TDs) and RB Ryan Fink (298 yds, 4 TDs). Pay too much attention to the running game though, and WR DeShon Gilbert (17.4 yds. per catch) can be a game changer on his own.
Frisco Legacy Christian (2-0, 0-0) @ Arlington Grace Prep (2-1)—Fri. 9/19 @ 7:30 PM @ South Grand Prairie Stadium
“37” has been the lucky number for the Eagles of Legacy Christian thus far—as they are averaging thirty-seven points per game. The Eagles’ success has very little to do with luck, however, and far more to do with an extremely talented group of athletes.
Although they possess two strong-armed tossers in Option QBs Chase Moake and Ryan Davis, Legacy has had so much success with the run, that there’s no use in switching things up now. RB Chase Eisenmann leads the team with 376 rushing yards and two TDs, with the aforementioned Davis (182 yds, 2 TDs) and Moake (75 yds, 4 TDs) getting plenty of carries too.