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Yeah, I’m Gonna Have to Call You Back: High School Showdowns

Temperatures might be cooling down outside, but high school football is heating up.

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As simple as Wearing a Mask

It appears that the 5A and 6A schools should take a page from the high school football games played before theirs. Remember when I said that everyone was going to play because everyone was following the precautions set in motion by the state? Well it appears not everyone was adhering to their civic duty. Rockhill High School in Frisco (Prosper ISD) has cancelled their upcoming game this Friday due to not one, two, or three, but all of their football players being quarantined. This includes coaches, managers, and trainers. According to students at the school, the team has been getting too comfortable with masks, resulting in 5 confirmed cases being contact traced back to the entire team. This is not an issue isolated to only the Prosper ISD school, but Nolan catholic was also forced to cancel their pre-season game against the #1 ranked team, Duncanville. Hopefully, Rockhill and Nolan Catholic will be the only reminders needed for schools, that failure to wear a mask can result in a loss of a season.

Give High School Football a Chance

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again until I have proof that a Frogs O War reader attends a high school football game, these games are worth your time and I encourage attendance! Why, you might ask? Because these games are jam-packed with action and the stakes are high every single game. This past weekend there were two major upsets in the area.

Last year Frisco Lone Star went 14-1 with a deep playoff run. Their only loss on the season was to Denton Ryan in the State Semifinals. North Forney, on the other hand, went 7-3 and made no playoff appearance.

Usually the previous year’s record is a good predictor for the outcome of a pre-season game, but Thursday night that was not the case. North Forney ended up beating Lone Star 34-31. While the score looks close, the game was not which is very out of character for Lone Star. North Forney maintained the lead the entire game, just showing how unpredictable high school football is.

Hockey History

While the Stars were out played in game 6 last night against Tampa Bay Lightning, honor was brough home to Texas in another way, and it came from the opposing team. Blake Coleman is a Plano native, who currently plays as a forward for Lightning. He’s also married to Jordan Daigle, former TCU Showgirl. Last night he became the first Texas native in hockey history to win the Stanley Cup. So, while the Stars may have lost, It’s not a total loss for the DFW area.

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