Thank you to the best fans in the state for supporting your Rangers in our 49-14 district victory over Centennial! Your Rangers are now (7-1, 5-0) on the season and have clinched a playoff berth!
This week we face off against the Reedy Lions on Friday October 28th 7PM at Toyota Stadium. Come out and support your Rangers as we look to improve our district record to 6-0 and 8-1 overall.
This Friday vs. Reedy both teams will Pink Out Toyota Stadium. The goal of the Pink out is to raise awareness for breast cancer during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We will provide our players with pink wristbands to signify this event and help raise awareness for this great cause. This is the only item they will be allowed to wear for this great cause.
REPORT TIMES (JV No am meetings)
- Varsity – Monday 7:15AM; End of Practice (EOP) – 5:30PM
- Varsity – Tuesday 7:15AM, EOP – 5:30PM
- Varsity- Wednesday 8:00AM, EOP – 4:35PM
- Thursday NO AM Meetings; EOP 4:20PM
- Varsity- Friday No AM meetings
- 9th Grade- Monday/Tuesday – 6:10AM
- 9th Grade- Wednesday 6:45AM
- 9th Grade- No morning practice Thursday/Friday
WEEK 9 GAME TIMES / LOCATION (SUB-VARSITY SCHEDULE BELOW IS CORRECT) – WE HAD TO MAKE CHANGES DUE TO REEDY HAVING ONE 9TH GRADE TEAM
- Varsity: Friday October 28th 7pm @ Toyota Stadium (Lone Star will be Visiting team)
- JV: Thursday October 27th 5:30PM @ Reedy HS
- 9th Grade Silver (B): Thursday October 27th 5:30PM @ Lone Star Stadium vs. FW Christian
- 9th Grade Navy (A): Thursday October 27th 7PM @ Lone Star Stadium vs. Reedy
Game Summaries: Varsity
FRISCO - Frisco Lone Star remains unbeaten in District 13-5A as they defeat Frisco Centennial 49 - 14 on Friday night at Toyota Stadium. Lone Star improves to 5-0 in district play and 7-1 overall.
During a stretch in the first half, Utah 2017 quarterback commit Jason Shelley, completed three passes in-a-row. That may not seem all that spectacular but consider that all three went for touchdowns, with each one getting progressively longer.
The first was a 24-yard touchdown pass to Coby Shelton. Then came a 50-yarder to Zach Douglas and finally a 69-yard catch and run by Jaylen Dixon, also a Utah commit for 2017. He followed that up with an even longer touchdown pass in the third quarter, hitting Shelton again for an 89-yard touchdown pass. Shelley finished the night completing only 10 passes but 4 of those went for touchdowns and he also rushed for another score.
Coming into the game Shelley was the second leading quarterback in passing yards in the 5A area. Tonight's 286 passing yards put him at 2,203 for the season and he evened up his dual threat quarterback touchdown totals at 15 rushing and 15 passing for the season.
Lone Star running back Darrin Smith exited the game in the first quarter with what appeared to be a head injury but he later entered the game and ended up as Lone Star's leading rusher with 82 yards on 10 carries. Smith also had a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that answered Centennials first score of the night.
Centennial avoided the shutout when they drove 81 yards in 8 plays and scored when Connor Headrick hit Drake Stockard on a 20-yard touchdown pass. Isaac Williams leading the way on the drive with 7 carries for 61 yards. Later in the 4th quarter Headrick threw for another touchdown as he hit Jarrod Thomas for a 35-yard touchdown pass. Centennial falls to 1-4 in District 13-5A and 2-6 overall.
Last Thursday the JV Rangers hit the road to take on the Titans of Centennial High School. The game started with the Rangers punting to the Titans and then the Titans having to punt right back to Lone Star. The Titans were not aware of Aaron Earp, the punt blocking specialist, who notched his 4th blocked punt of the season. With great field position the Ranger offense showed its ability to establish a strong running game as they pounded out yard after yard on the ground. The drive was capped off by a 10 yard scamper by Grant Hardy and an extra point booted through the uprights by Tanner Denton.
The ensuing Titan drive was stopped short when Zach Woolston alertly pounced on a fumbled snap. With great field position once again the offense needed 7 plays to find pay dirt and a 14-0 lead when Josiah Jamison ran for a TD from 6 yards out and Tanner Denton added the extra point.
The 3rd quarter was back-and-forth with no scoring by either team. That ended early in the 4th quarter when Josiah Jamison punched in his 2nd TD of the evening with a 7 yard run. That would end the scoring as the Rangers posted a 21-0 victory on a cool October evening.
The JV is now 7-1 (4-1) on the season and will be in action next Thursday night at Reedy High School at 5:30. Go Rangers!
On Thursday night the Silver Rangers welcomed the Yellowjackets of Fort Worth Arlington Heights to Lone Star Stadium. The game would be a back and forth battle all night. The Silver Rangers would force four turnovers in the game which would give the Silver offense opportunities to hit paydirt. The offense would struggle but finally hit a huge play on a Sherman Steptoe to Tanner Glover on 64 yard bomb for a TD. The Rangers would fall 18-8. Defensively the Silver Rangers were led by the play of Garrett Shelley and Jake Fox. Offensively the Rangers were led by the offensive line play of Dallas Powers and great play by Tanner Glover.
The Navy Rangers would welcome the Titans of Centennial to Lone Star Stadium. The Rangers would dominate the line of scrimmage all night winning on the offensive and defensive lines. The Rangers would open the game by driving the ball down the field on an 8 play drive finding Dylan DeLeon for the opening score. The Ranger defense would only allow two first downs the entire night. The Rangers were led defensively by the play of Jacob Bogdan and Issachar Whitaker . Offensively the Rangers were led by the play of Kevin Richel and great protection by the entire offensive line. The Rangers would win with the shutout 21-0.
The Rangers will be back in action this week at LSHS Stadium at 5:30 and 7:00. Please come out and Support your Rangers as they will battle the Lions of Reedy High School.
GARY BURNS FUN RUN
In the spirit of tradition and giving back to our community, our athletic team will be participating in the 17th annual Frisco Education Foundation Gary Burns Frisco Fun Run at TOYOTA STADIUM (formerly FC Dallas Stadium) on Saturday, October 29th.
To register, please see www.friscoeducationfoundation.org and click on the Gary Burns Fun Run logo. You will also find more information on the Run and the Frisco Education Foundation as well.
Online Registration closes at Midnight, Thursday, October 27th.
Our TEAM NAME for those running in the 5K is LSHS Football. Please carefully select this TEAM NAME when you register so you will be participating on the correct athletic team.
We look forward to this event each year and encourage all students to join us in supporting the students and staff of FISD through the run.
The Frisco Education Foundation provides financial resources to maximize student potential in the Frisco Independent School District through educational programs, student college scholarships, and grants for innovative FISD educators.
Please make sure your student/athlete is studying, preparing and staying on top of all their classes as we start the school year! We want to continue winning on and off the field! Make sure your student/athlete is communicating with their position coach. Treat every day you walk in to the classroom as a job interview!
5 Life Skills that we learn in football that will affect their lives:
2. PHYSICAL CONDITIONING
3. RELATING TO PEERS
4. RELATING TO AUTHORITY
5. REACTING TO AND HANDLING EMOTION
Read the article on the "FIVE LIFE SKILLS"
Please continue to re-iterate these with your son! The more we grow in these 5 Life Skills the more successful our athletes will become on and off the field.
Thank you for your continued support of the program! Please check out the booster club website at www.lonestarfootballnation.com for updates.
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Athletic Coordinator / Head Football Coach