The Lone Star High School football team’s historic playoff run came to a bitter end Saturday afternoon at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Rangers fell to the Timberwolves of Cedar Park High School 22-6 in the UIL Class 5A Division II State Championship game.
Lone Star (14-2) fought hard, but the stifling defense of Cedar Park (16-0) was too much for the Rangers to handle. The Timberwolves held Lone Star’s normally explosive offense to just 288 total yards - the first time all season the team failed to find the end zone.
Despite the loss, Lone Star completed the most successful season of any football team in Frisco ISD history. They were the first FISD football team to play for a state title and as State Runner-Up, their five playoff wins this season set a new District record. The City of Frisco and Town of Little Elm joined the Frisco ISD community in rallying behind the team as they continued to advance each week.
“Not winning does not diminish the significance of what these kids have accomplished this year,” said Frisco ISD Athletic Director David Kuykendall. “This team has raised the bar for all Frisco ISD schools and shown the other high school programs that we can compete at the highest level.”
Fighting an uphill battle most of the game, the Rangers showed incredible heart and never quit, exhibiting the drive and determination that got them to the state title game. And although it wasn’t the outcome they hoped for, students will take with them memories that will last a lifetime.
Frisco ISD could not be more proud of the team and their accomplishments. Congratulations on a fantastic season!