FRISCO ISD – Lone Star High School defeated Lake Dallas High School by a score of 55-49 in a triple overtime thriller in the state semifinal round of the UIL state football playoffs Friday night at Eagle Stadium in Allen.
Lone Star (14-1) was led by junior quarterback Jason Shelley, who completed 18 of 20 passes for 316 yards and rushed 35 times for 204 yards. Shelley scored seven of Lone Star’s eight touchdowns in the game, including the eventual game-winning two-yard run in the third overtime period. Lone Star’s Michael Johnson ended the game with an interception at the goal line, sealing the win for the Rangers.
Lone Star advances to play Cedar Park High School (15-0) in the Class 5A Division II state championship at 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 19 at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Lone Star becomes the first Frisco ISD football team to advance to the state championship game. Lone Star’s win against Lake Dallas was their fifth of this current playoff run, setting a new District record for playoff wins in a season.
Tickets for Saturday’s game may be purchased through Wednesday afternoon at Lone Star High School or the FISD Athletics Office, 6950 Stadium Lane, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Prices are $14 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets may also be purchased at the stadium gate Saturday for $15 or online through Ticketmaster. Parking will be $10 cash per car. Lone Star will be the visiting team and fans will sit on the east side of the stadium.
The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Southwest.
The public is invited to join students and parents at a send-off celebration for the team on Friday, December 18 at 9 a.m. at Lone Star High School, 2606 Panther Creek Parkway.
Band, cheer and drill team members, as well the Lone Star student body, will gather outside the school for a pep-rally before players depart for Houston. Parents and community members are encouraged to join in lining a “victory route” that will lead players from the school’s field house to a stage set up in a front parking lot.
Following a short program, the players will load onto buses that will circle feeder middle schools Stafford and Trent, before continuing on their journey south to Houston.
Students, parents and community members are encouraged to bring signs and noisemakers to show their support the Rangers.
Traffic should use the school entrance on Teel Parkway, as the main entrance along Panther Creek Parkway will close at 7:30 a.m. Friday for the event. Students, staff and visitors should park in designated areas listed here.