Ranger Newsletter

Thank you parents, fans and family for your support of the Rangers in our district game vs. Frisco. The Rangers fell short in a loss to the Frisco Raccoons 17-35. The loss drops our record to (6-3 overall, 4-3 in district). The Rangers will look for another district win this Friday October 31 vs. Independence @ Memorial Stadium. Come out and support your team as we look to take down the Independence Knights!

Playoff Scenarios
Who knows? Currently there are still 7 teams in play for the four playoff spots. We need to win this Friday to put us at 5-3 in district which will put us in a tiebreaker for one of the spots.

A special thank you to Victor Diaz for providing senior posters to all of our great seniors!

Game Summaries:

Varsity: (per Dallas Morning News)
FRISCO – Frisco boosted its chances for a playoff berth Friday night, using its dominating ground game to power a decisive 35-17 victory over Frisco Lone Star in District 9-5A action at Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium.
Frisco (4-2 in 9-5A, 5-3 overall) pounded out 368 yards on the ground and scored on its first five possessions against Lone Star, building up 28-3 lead at halftime.
“The first half couldn’t have played out any better for us against Lone Star,” said Frisco head coach Vance Gibson. “Our offense executed our game plan and the defense did a great job in keeping things in front of them and limiting big plays.”
Frisco wasted little time finding the end zone in the opening quarter, with Rohan Vasa scoring on a 1-yard plunge for a 7-0 lead at the 7:56 mark.
A short 3-yard run by Paul Terry pushed Frisco’s lead to 14-0, before Lone Star finally cut the lead 14-3 on a 25-yard field goal from Cameron Scott with 9:29 left in the first half.
But Terry, who finished 289 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries, reeled off a 57-yard run to help set up Frisco’s next score on the ensuing drive. Four plays later, Vasa rambled in from five yards out for a 21-3 edge.
The lead increased to 28-3 on a 5-yard run by Dayton Bush, with Terry again setting the offense up with a 32-yard run.
Frisco pushed the advantage to 35-3 midway through the third quarter, as Vasa scored on a 1-yard run for his third touchdown of the night.
Lone Star (4-3 in 9-5A, 6-3 overall) rallied with touchdowns from Jordan Jones and Robert Hall to cut the lead to 35-17 in the fourth quarter, but could not get any closer.
Lone Star quarterback Jason Shelley threw for 327 yards in the loss, with receiver Coby Shelton being the main target with eight catches for 120 yards.

JV:
Last Thursday the JV football team took on the Frisco Raccoons at FHS field. The Rangers employed a ball-control offense featuring a long catch-and-run for a touchdown by Dakota Albrecht from Spencer Washington. Special Teams shined as the Rangers pulled off a successful on-side kick to keep the game tight at halftime, 13-6. The Rangers were unable to keep the Raccoons out of the end zone in the second half, falling to Frisco, 36-6. Go Rangers!

9th Grade:
On Thursday night, the Lone Star Freshman Football teams faced off against the Frisco High Raccoons. The Silver team started off the night by jumping on the Raccoons early to a 6-0 lead on a Mason Horak touchdown. Silver Rangers would take a 6-0 lead into halftime. After a hard fought second half the Silver Rangers would fall 8-6. Defensively the Silver team played tough all night, led by RanD Hedrick and Caleb Lorance.

The Ranger Blue team battled hard all night. Led offensively by great play from Xavier Rodriguez and Trejon St. Junior, the Rangers put together many impressive offensive drives. Defensively the Rangers fought all night against a tough Raccoon rushing attack. Led by Connor Obrien and Condae Thomas, the defensive unit forced Frisco to earn every yard. The Rangers would come up short on the scoreboard 34-14, with Ranger scores coming from Kavika Pittman II and Rodriguez. Though they fell in the end, the future of the Ranger Nation is very bright as the young Rangers continue to grow and develop.

Game Times/Locations vs. Independence (Lone Star visitor team)

  • Varsity vs. Independence Friday Oct. 31 @ Memorial Stadium
  • 9th A vs. Independence Thursday Oct. 30 @ Independence 5:30pm
  • IHS only has one 9th team and no JV. We are still waiting to hear back from some area teams for a possible Thursday game.

***We need parent volunteers weekly to help run chains during JV and 9th games.  Contact Cassy Moore cassy.moore@genesismetro.org

VARSITY / JV PRACTICE TIMES / REPORT TIMES (No jv morning meetings)

  • MONDAY- VARSITY TEAM MEETING REPORT BY 7:35AM!! PRACTICE DURING ATHLETIC PERIOD, E.O.P.- 5:30PM
  • TUESDAY – VARSITY VIDEO REPORT BY 7:50AM!! PRACTICE DURING ATHLETIC PERIOD, E.O.P.- 5:30PM
  • WEDS.- VARSITY VIDEO REPORT BY 7:50AM!! PRACTICE DURING ATHLETIC PERIOD, E.O.P. 4:45PM

9TH GRADE PRACTICE TIMES / REPORT TIMES

  • NO MORNING PRACTICE!!
  • B TEAM WILL BE RELEASED AT 4:10PM
  • MON / TUES - A TEAM WILL PRACTICE DURING ATHLETIC PERIOD, E.O.P. 5:30PM
  • WEDS- A TEAM WILL PRACTICE DURING ATHLETIC PERIOD, E.O.P. 4:45PM

5 Life Skills that we learn in football that will affect their lives:
1. DISCIPLINE
2. PHYSICAL CONDITIONING
3. RELATING TO PEERS
4. RELATING TO AUTHORITY
5. REACTING TO AND HANDLING EMOTION

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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WIN THE DAY!!

Jeff Rayburn
Athletic Coordinator / Head Football Coach

 

Upcoming Events

10.31: Varstiy vs Independence @ FISD Memorial @ 7:00 pm.

10.30 JV vs. TBD

10.30 Freshman A vs.Independence @ IHS @ 5:30pm

10.30 Freshman B TBD

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