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Frisco-Wylie East game features quality rushers

FRISCO (8-2) vs. WYLIE EAST (8-2)

1 p.m. Saturday at Plano’s Clark Stadium

What: Class 4A Division II Region 2 bi-district game

When we saw them last: Frisco, which finished second in District 9-4A, edged Frisco Liberty, 23-20, at Pizza Hut Park on a fourth-quarter field goal by Kyle Fischer. Wylie East fell to District 10-4A second-place finisher Rockwall-Heath, 27-7, and finished third in the district.

Last in the playoffs: Wylie East is making its first playoff appearance in the school's second year of having a varsity program. Frisco’s last playoff game was a 2007 bi-district loss to Highland Park, 49-28.

What’s at stake: The winner of this game will face the winner of the bi-district matchup between Dallas Lincoln (5-5) and Seagoville (7-3).

Key matchup: Both teams' running games. Both offenses are powered by quality feature backs: Carlos Harris for Frisco and Jabari Anderson for Wylie East. Whichever defense can control the running game will have a clear edge in the game.

Players to watch: Anderson has scored an astronomical 26 touchdowns on the season and will most likely break the 2,000-yard mark in the bi-district matchup. Harris has 19 touchdowns of his own with over 1,000 more yards than the team’s next leading rusher, quarterback Eric Allen (410 yards).

Prediction: Wylie East 45, Frisco 27