/Left photo: Ashley Landis/DMN. Right photo: Steve Hamm/Special contributor
Last week, Frisco Reedy won its battle of unbeatens against Frisco Wakeland. That 35-28 victory impressed the voters in the SportsDay’s area 5A rankings, who moved Reedy from unranked all the way up to No. 9.
Now Reedy, which showed last week that its development is far ahead of the typical second-year varsity program, must make sure it doesn’t get too impressed with itself. Because if the Lions (5-0, 2-0 in District 13-5A) have an emotional letdown Friday, Frisco Heritage is the kind of team that can pull an upset.
Heritage (2-3, 1-1) has played a tough early-season schedule that included Frisco Lone Star (4-1), Grapevine (4-1) and Colleyville Heritage (4-1). The Coyotes can put up a lot of points, and Amare Jones is a potent dual-threat quarterback who has thrown for eight touchdowns and averages 160 yards rushing per game.
Heritage needs a win to move toward the top of the playoff pack in the district, and it also has the motivation of last year. Reedy’s only district victory of 2016 came against Heritage, 38-17.
The Reedy-Heritage game features a great QB matchup with Jones and Reedy’s Josh Foskey, who is having a memorable season. Foskey has completed 91 of 149 passes for 1,272 yards and 15 touchdowns — and he still hasn’t thrown an interception.
Reedy’s defense also made some key plays in the second half against Wakeland, leading to this:
Congrats to @RHSFrisco’s @DominicMccorry for winning @SportsDayHS defensive player of the week! 💻🏈: https://t.co/ON21X9DgUz pic.twitter.com/Xo0fuWk02o
— SportsDayHS (@SportsDayHS) October 10, 2017
Another key 13-5A game this week pits Centennial (2-3, 2-0) against Wakeland (4-1, 1-1). Wakeland wants to get rolling again, while Centennial would like to get another district win before it plays Reedy and Lone Star the next two weeks.
This week’s Frisco ISD games:
Frisco (0-5, 0-2) vs. Independence (3-2, 0-2) 7 p.m. Thu., Ford Center at The Star Heritage (2-3, 1-1) vs. Reedy (5-0, 2-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium Liberty (1-4, 0-2) vs. Lone Star (4-1, 2-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Ford Center at The Star Wakeland (4-1, 1-1) vs. Centennial (2-3, 2-0) 7 p.m. Fri., Toyota Stadium