TOC Big Game of the Week
Frisco Lone Star (8-1) vs. Frisco Independence (8-1)
This game will be the battle for the 13-5A District Championship.
And the stage will be set at in the oldest and probably most potentially raucous of the three FISD venues -- Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium.
What makes this such an intriguing contest is that Lone Star was playing in the state title game one year ago, while Independence has just started as a program and is one of the surprise teams in all of the state, showing off the parity in the district as the lines are drawn and re-drawn over and over.
Independence has continued to surprise people week in and week out led by he rushing of Kansas Jayhawks running back commitment Dominic Williams, who has just feasted on FISD competition. So far in 2016, Williams is credited with over 2,100 yards of total offense and 30 touchdowns. He is one of the areas most dangerous and versatile weapons. His speed allows him to take a run or a pass the distance at any point in the game.
Up front, the Knights will be led by left tackle Jason Moore. The young senior is one of the district's most unheralded recruits and has the abilities and skill set to play for a major college program on the next level. He has offers from Army, Bowling Green and New Mexico, but even more could follow after the season.
The Knights have averaged over 50 points per game.
Lone Star is led on offense by a pair of Utah Utes commits in quarterback Jason Shelley and wide receiver Jaylen Dixon. That duo has had a special rapport over the past two seasons hooking up 153 times throughout the Rangers 22-3 run.
In that span, Shelley has been one of the premiere dual-threat weapons in the state. He has rushed for over 2,200 yards and passed for over 5,100 yards. Some impressive numbers indeed.
This game will come down to defense and Lone Star statistically has put up the better numbers, led by a duo of 2018 linebackers Nicholas Bolton and Noah Velicer.