District play is underway; which means that cooler weather is on the horizon and that the Texas UIL High School Football playoffs can’t be too far away. Here’s how the Frisco ISD schools fared in Week 4, with notes on all the upcoming games this week.
W Frisco Heritage (2-2) @ Prosper (2-2)—23-6
Don’t let the score fool you, as this was a real humdinger, as Heritage held a precarious 9-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Prosper’s shaky defense held firm until that final quarter when the Coyotes’ Malik Walker scored twice on six and twelve-yard scampers.
RB Sean Jones paced Heritage’s offense, with 104 yards on 21 carries. The aforementioned Malik Walker was more a threat out of the pocket than in it as he rushed for 87 yards with two TDs. The Heritage defense pressured Prosper QB Chase Dawkins, forcing an interception and a woeful 27% completion rate.
The win moved Heritage to 1-0, and doubled their win total from last season.
L Frisco Liberty (0-4) @ The Colony (4-0)—14-62
Well, Frisco Liberty managed to score not one, but two touchdowns against the powerful Cougars defense. Hey that’s something that the opposition hasn’t managed to do since all the way back in Week 1. Problem is, Liberty could do nothing to curtail The Colony’s one-man wrecking crew, Bryan Hammond.
Hammond rushed for 294 yards on just 18 carries, and found the end zone an eye-popping and jaw-dropping 6 times. Yowzer.
ATH Udgam Goyal found success against the Cougars’ secondary as he completed 4/5 passes for 49 yards. Chris McPhaul gained 81 yards on 6 carries and a touchdown. Rodray Perkins scored once and caught four passes for 59 yards.
W Frisco Centennial (3-1) @ Little Elm (2-2)—41-6
Up 14-0 after the first quarter, the Titans easily controlled the Lobos on both offense and defense and sailed to an easy win. Little Elm’s Caleb Chapman needed 30 carries to gain 94 yards, as the Lobos offense was held to just 191 yards of total offense.
QB Kelly Cordova and WR Devin McCord headlined the show as Cordova threw for 5 TDs on 297 yards, and McCord passed the 100-yard receiving mark and added a TD too. DJ Jackson caught four passes and scored on two of them.
W Frisco High (3-1) @ Frisco Wakeland (1-3)—36-24
Despite the 12-point advantage, this game could have easily gone either way. Frisco’s QB Jake Battaglia was held to just 39 yards passing, and save for a 61-yard scoring drive in the third quarter, would have rushed for a mere 8 yards. Max Steitle paced the Raccoons’ rushing game with 85 yards on 11 carries.
W Frisco Legacy Christian (4-1) @ Irving The Highlands (1-4)—42-13
The Legacy Christian Eagles found themselves against a team that has the same modus operandi as their own: punish the opposition with the ground game to create scoring opportunities in the air.
The Blazers can certainly run the ball, with Derrick Thomas gaining 136 yards on 15 carries, but the Eagles defense was able to stop the run when it matters most—the red zone. Chase Eisenmann had a big game with 123 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Ryan Davis scored twice on the ground and had 147 yards of total offense.
Up Next: @ First Baptist (4-0)—After rebounding from their first loss with a nice win against The Highlands, the Eagles have another big challenge in the form of First Baptist, a team that has been averaging 64 points per game.
W Frisco Lone Star (5-0) Vs. Anna (1-4)—34-20
A fourth quarter rally kept Anna in the mix on paper, but truth be told this was a game the Rangers had in the bag from the get-go, as they led 24-7 at halftime.
Ramon Harris caught two passes for 54 yards and one TD while Austin DeLeon rushed for 90 yards on just three carries. Jason Shelley stepped in for Chase Moake as primary signal caller and did a fine job, going 11/14 with 180 yards and two TDs.
Up Next: @ Sanger (3-2)—Sanger snuck past Aubrey despite a fourth quarter rally that brought Aubrey back from 21 points down to within 5. An obvious key for Lone Star to set sail for a 6-0 start is to stop Sanger standouts Tre’von Jackson (638 yards rushing, 13 TDs) and option QB Brandon Martin (417 yards rushing, 754 yards passing).
WEEK 5 District 9-4A Matchups
Thursday, October 3rd
Frisco High (3-1, 1-0) VS. The Colony (4-0, 1-0)—7:00 PM @ Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium
The Raccoons’ defense will have their hands full looking for a way to stop Bryan Hammond and company. When two of the District’s top teams go head-to-head, it has Lifestyle Frisco’s Game of the Week written all over it.
Frisco Centennial (3-1, 1-0) VS. Prosper (2-2, 0-1)—7:00 PM @ Toyota Stadium
The Prosper Eagles may be in danger of dropping to 0-2 in district if Cordova and company aren’t properly defended. The Titans will look to continue their roll by capitalizing on a Prosper team that was less than lackluster in the district opener.
Friday, October 4th
Frisco Liberty (0-4, 0-1) VS. Little Elm (2-2, 0-1)—7:00 @ Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium
The Lobos will be gunning for revenge after last week’s shellacking at the hands of Centennial. If Liberty is to get off the snide, they’ll have to contain a (normally) potent Lobos offense.
Frisco Heritage (2-2, 1-0) VS. Frisco Wakeland (1-3, 0-1)—7:00 @ Toyota Stadium
Heritage is in for a tough matchup, as Wakeland’s record is a poor indicator of their overall talent level. Wakeland’s offense is due for a breakout game.