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LONE STAR, FRISCO, INDEPENDENCE READY FOR SECOND ROUND OF FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

Lone Star, Frisco, Independence Ready for Second Round of Football Playoffs

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FISD | 11/21/2019

It’s another exciting week of football as three Frisco ISD teams hope to advance to the third round of the UIL playoffs. Here are some notes about the Frisco, Independence and Lone Star football programs leading up to Friday’s games.

**STREAMING BROADCASTS AVAILABLE**

Friday's games will be streamed on the NFHS Network (fee required). You can check out the games here:

https://www.uiltexas.org/files/media/Week-2-2019-FB-Telecasts.htm

--- LONE STAR ---

Lone Star (11-0) v. College Station (8-3)
5A Division I Area Round
7:30 p.m. Friday, Waco ISD Stadium
Advance tickets: $4 student/$7 adult
Tickets day of game: $10
(Tickets at tickets.friscoisd.org)

First-round result: Lone Star 35, Mansfield Legacy 0

Lone Star, the District 5-5A Division I champion, completed the regular season undefeated for the first time ever. After beating three-time defending 5A Division I champion Highland Park in nondistrict play in September, the Rangers rose to No. 1 in the 5A Division I state rankings and stayed there for the remainder of the regular season.

Lone Star’s best season ever was in 2015, when the Rangers finished 14-2 and were the 5A Division II state runner-up. Lone Star advanced to the third round last year, went four rounds in 2017 and has won at least one playoff game during its four straight playoff appearances.

--- INDEPENDENCE ---

Independence (9-2) v. Texarkana Texas High (7-4)
5A Division I Area Round
7 p.m. Friday, Texarkana's Tiger Stadium
Advance tickets: $4 student/$7 adult
Tickets day of game: $8
(Tickets at tickets.friscoisd.org)

First-round result: Independence 43, Mansfield Timberview 28

Independence’s win total this season equals the most in the school’s six seasons of varsity football. In 2016, the Knights finished 9-3 and advanced to the second round of the 5A Division I playoffs, where they lost to eventual state champion Highland Park.

The Knights, who have had four straight winning seasons, got one of their biggest (if not biggest) wins in school history this season when they beat The Colony on the road in overtime. The victory helped secure second place in District 5-5A Division I and pushed Independence into the top 10 in the Dallas Morning News 5A area rankings.

--- FRISCO ---

Frisco (10-1) v. South Oak Cliff (9-2)
5A Division II Area Round
7:30 p.m. Friday, Ford Center at The Star
Advance tickets: $4 student/$7 adult
Tickets day of game: $10
(Tickets at tickets.friscoisd.org)

First-round result: Frisco 44, Greenville 12

Frisco, the District 7-5A Division II champion, has its most wins since finishing 10-3 in the 2011 season. The Raccoons came close to a perfect regular season, suffering their only loss by three points. Frisco, which is in the playoffs for the second straight year and the fourth time in five seasons, was in the top 10 of the Dallas Morning News’ 5A area rankings for most of the season.

Frisco is one of 10 high schools in Frisco ISD, but it was the District’s only high school until Centennial opened in 2003. In 1973, Frisco finished 12-1-1 and advanced to the Class A state semifinals.

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