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LONE STAR FOOTBALL NATION,

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Thank you to the best fans in the state for coming out to watch our 52-0 victory over Liberty.  The victory moves our record to (5-1, 3-0)

This week we face off against the Wakeland Wolverines 7pm at Toyota Stadium (Lone Star will be visitor)

Come out and support your Rangers as we look to improve our record to 4-0 in district and 6-1 overall.

REPORT TIMES (Varsity)

  • Monday / Tuesday  6:45AM Report Time; End of Practice (EOP) – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 8:00AM, EOP – 4:35PM
  • Thursday NO AM Meetings; EOP 4:35PM
  • Friday – NO AM Meetings; Game day

REPORT TIMES (9th Grade)

  • 9th Monday / Tuesday – 6:10AM, E.O.P- 4:15PM
  • 9th Grade- Wednesday – NO AM PRACTICE;  E.O.P. – 4:35PM
  • 9th Grade- Thursday- NO AM PRACTICE; GAMEDAY
  • 9th Grade- Friday- NO AM Practice

GAME TIMES / LOCATION

  • Varsity: Friday October 20th vs. Wakeland at Toyota Stadium  (Lone Star is visitor)  
  • JV: Thursday October 19th 5:30PM at Lone Star High School
  • 9th Grade Silver (B): Thursday October 19th 5:30PM at Wakeland High School
  • 9th Grade Navy (A): Thursday October 19th 7PM at Wakeland High School

GAME SUMMARIES

FRISCO-Frisco Lone Star scored on its first six possessions and cruised to a 52-0 victory against Frisco Liberty on Friday at the Ford Center.

Lone Star (5-1, 3-0 13-5A) had 4 plays of 50 or more yards in the first half, all for touchdowns. Junior running back Darrin Smith rushed for 163 yards and 3 touchdowns, scoring on runs of 56, 1 and 76 yards.

Lone Star senior quarterback MJ Rivers was 7-for-9 passing for 195 yards and 3 touchdowns. Two of those scores went to junior wide receiver Ife Opere, who had 3 catches for 136 yards. Opere's touchdowns went for 58 and 70 yards.

The Lone Star defense forced three turnovers (2 interceptions, 1 fumble).

Liberty (1-5, 0-3) was led by junior quarterback Mitchell Miller, who ran for 67 yards and passed for 60.

JV:
On Thursday the JV Rangers hit the road to play the Red Hawks at Liberty High School.  The first quarter began with a trick play by the Red Hawks as the quarterback walked up to talk to the linemen and the center whipped a direct snap to the running back.  The Rangers would not be fooled as they sniffed out the play, made the tackle, and eventually forced a Red Hawks’ punt.

The Rangers first drive started with a little razzle-dazzle of their own as Grant Hardy connected with Jacob Bogdon for 27 yards on a flea-flicker pass.  The Rangers went to the air for most of the drive as Tanner Glover caught a pass and Jacob Bogdon caught two more passes.  With the Rangers sitting at the Liberty 20 yard line, the ground game got going in a  big way as Chris Lagrone ran in the game’s first score.  The Tanner Denton extra point staked the Rangers to a 7-0 lead.

The Red Hawks showed some life on the ensuing drive and pushed deep into Lone Star territory but the defense stiffened and forced a turnover on downs.  The second Rangers’ possession took us to the 2nd quarter as Vance Miller unleashed a powerful run on 3rd down to keep the drive alive.  The two teams ended up trading punts and then the Rangers found the end zone again.  Liberty dialed up a blitz to create some pressure but Grant Hardy quickly hit Jacob Bogdon out of the backfield and Bogdon took it 35 yards for the touchdown.  Tanner Denton added another extra point and the Rangers were up 14-0.

The Red Hawks had a short drive on the next possession as Roger Hubbard made a big 3rd down tackle to force a punt.  Then Rangers’ drive was even shorter as Grant Hardy hit Elliot Schubert on 1st down for a 57 yard touchdown pass.  Yet another Tanner Denton extra point put the Rangers up 21-0.

The Red Hawks had another short drive and Roger Hubbard made the big play on 3rd down again.  This time it was an interception that set the Rangers up near mid field.  But with little time on the clock the half ended with the Rangers holding the 21-0 lead.

The Rangers received the 2nd half kickoff and quickly found the end zone as Jacob Bogdon caught a Grant Hardy pass for 55 yards and the touchdown.   Tanner Denton tacked on the extra point for a 28-0 Ranger advantage.

Devin Gonzalez slammed the next kickoff into a Liberty returner’s chest and the loose ball was quickly recovered by Garrett Shelley.  With great field position the Rangers kept the ball on the ground as Joseph Everson, Vance Miller, Te’Juan Hart and Sam Varner all carried the ball.  But it was Joseph Everson that broke into the end zone for the touch down.  Tanner Denton did hid thing and the Rangers were up 35-0. 

The Red Hawks would not go quietly as they hit a long pass of their own for their first score of the game.  The next drive by the Rangers was a clinic in ball control as they used up the rest of the 3rd quarter and all but 1 minute of the 4th quarter.  The offense flexed their muscles and ran the ball the entire drive that was capped off by a Vance Miller touchdown run.  Devin Gonzalez added the extra point to give the Rangers the final margin of victory at 42-7.

Come see the JV team next week at Lone Star stadium as they look to continue their 4 game win streak when Wakeland visits for a 5:30 contest.  Go Rangers!

9th Grade
9th Grade Silver Team
The 9th grade silver team took on the prosper Eagles on Thursday night and played a great game.  The 9th grade offense strung together several long drives led by huge runs by Dylan Song scoring a 16 yard touchdown.  The offensive line created great push and were led by Issac Jacinto and Rey Garcia.  Defensively the 9th grade silver team held the eagles to 1 touchdown and were led by defensives plays by Scott Trouy and Lucas Bridwell.  Other notable defensive plays was  a key turnover by Christian Evertson on a big down to give the ranger offense great field position and Davion Hubbard making some huge open field tackles.  The rangers tied 8-8 the Prosper Eagles 8-8 taking them to 2-3-1 for the season.

9th Grade Navy Team
The 9th grade Navy Team took on Liberty on Thursday night and came out strong and fast.  The 9th grade defense play great across the board giving up very few first downs and making some huge tackles.  The navy team was led defensively by stand out player like Caden Fankhauser holding down the trench and limiting the passing game by Jaylen Fuksa.  Offensively the navy team was Blake Gotcher throwing a pair of touchdown passes to Titus Bourne and Tolu Sokoya.  Other notable players were Brandon Kim with some huge blocks up front for the offensive line and Noah Bolton taking advantage of some huge gaps created by that offensive line.  The navy team won 20-8 taking them to 2-1 in district play.

ACADEMICS
Great job by our student athletes during the first 6 weeks for their academic success.  Below are the passing rate of our 3 teams.

  • Varsity : 100 %
  • JV:    96 %
  • 9th:  99 %

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!

All questions for the following teams should be directed to the following:

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.

Read the article on the "FIVE LIFE SKILLS"

Thank you for your continued support of the program! Please check out
the booster club website at www.lonestarfootballnation.com and https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarRangersFrisco/ for updates.

Follow me on twitter: @CoachJRayburn

 

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Jeff Rayburn
Athletic Coordinator / Head Football Coach

 

Upcoming Events

Varsity Game - 10.20 vs. Wakeland, @ 7pm, @Toyota Stadium(Lone Star is away)

JV Game - 10.19 vs. Wakeland, @ 5:30pm, @LS HS

Freshman Games - Silver, 10.19 vs.Wakeland, @ 5:30pm, @ Wakeland HS

Navy, 10.19 vs. Wakeland, @ 7:00pm, @Wakeland HS

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