With the playoffs closing in, the football season keeps getting more exciting. Last week – Week Eight of the regular season – offered several dramatic finishes for Frisco ISD teams.
*Liberty and Memorial each made impressive second-half comebacks in their games. Liberty rallied from a 17-3 halftime deficit to tie the game at 17-17 against Little Elm – and then again at 24-24 with 2:23 left in the game. Little Elm won 27-24 on a 48-yard field goal as time expired, but Liberty quarterback Will Glatch threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and the Liberty defense had an interception and a fumble recovery. Memorial trailed Lake Dallas 28-12 early in the third quarter before scoring 17 straight points to take a 29-28 lead with 8:25 left in the game. Lake Dallas ended up winning 34-29, but Memorial quarterback Charlie Flowers threw three touchdown passes – two to J’Kolbe Bulock.
*Lone Star, the No. 1 team in the 5A Division I state rankings, survived a wild game at The Colony. The matchup of unbeaten teams featured nine lead changes, with the final one coming on Jake Bogdon’s 55-yard touchdown run with 4:22 left in the game. The win improved Lone Star to 7-0 on the season.
*Centennial rallied from a 28-13 halftime deficit against Heritage to win 39-28 at the Ford Center. Titans quarterback Grayson Dayries threw three touchdown passes and Trysten Meadors scored on a 47-yard touchdown run on a fake punt with less than three minutes to play. For Heritage, Cameron Rose rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns and Kyle Bradford caught eight passes for 153 yards and a touchdown.
*Independence trailed Wakeland 21-17 in the third quarter before scoring touchdowns on back-to-back drives – one on quarterback Braylon Braxton’s 9-yard pass to Khi’Yon Wafer and another on Braxton’s 5-yard run – to take a 31-21 lead. Independence hung on for a 34-24 win. For Wakeland, Charlie Burkhart rushed for two touchdowns.
(Statistics provided by the Dallas Morning News’ SportsDayHS.com)
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(Game times 7 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 24
Lebanon Trail v. Reedy at Ford Center
Friday, Oct. 25
Heritage v. Liberty at Ford Center
Centennial v. Lone Star at Toyota Stadium
Wakeland v. The Colony at FISD Memorial
Independence v. Little Elm at Little Elm’s Lobo Stadium
Memorial v. Denison at Denison’s Yellowjacket Stadium
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