With rapid expansion causing uncertainty for Frisco’s extracurricular activities, the thought of two Frisco ISD teams playing for a region title was laughable as recently as last year.
But with things settling down -- at least for these two Frisco schools –- Frisco Centennial (12-0) and Frisco (10-2) are just one win away from facing each other in the 4A Division II Region II title, a game that would serve as the ultimate redemption for the turbulent school district.
Both teams face tough opponents in the region semifinals, though.
Corsicana (11-1) is arguably the best team Centennial has seen all year. The game features a tantalizing matchup between Tigers running back Cameron Washington, who leads the area in rushing with 2,587 yards and 38 touchdowns, and a Centennial run defense that’s giving up a mere 74 rushing yards per game.
The two play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Midlothian.
Frisco faces resurgent Kilgore (8-4), which is enjoying its first winning season since 2008. The running tandem of L.D. Anthony and Dondra Halton have allowed to the Bulldogs to upset Royse City and most recently Lancaster (14-6).
The game at 1 p.m. Friday at Forney’s City Bank Stadium should be smash-mouth football at its best. Frisco’s Wing-T offense leans heavily on its own standout running back, Carlos Harris (1,675 yards and 21 touchdowns).
Frisco gave Centennial all it could handle in their meeting in the regular season. The Raccoons held a one-point lead in the fourth quarter before a 42-yard touchdown run by Lamar Jordan late in the game sealed a 29-22 win for the Titans.
Should both Frisco schools come up short, it will set up a rematch between Corsicana and Kilgore. The Tigers beat Kilgore, 38-13, in nondistrict play.