AUBREY — The Aubrey Chaparrals desperately needed a win and they got it by using a big defensive second half to seal a 28-17 win over Frisco Lone Star in the District 10-3A opener for both schools.
The Chaparrals (2-5) came into the game with only one win and had a big task of stopping the fast Lone Star attack. Running back Zai Harris scored on a 5-yard run and Cameron Scott added a 31-yard field goal for a 10-0 Lone Star lead.
The Chaparrals, led by running back/quarterback Cole Cannon, answered with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Cannon to Calvin Stang. But Lone Star was quick again, flying down the field for another Harris touchdown before the half to take a 17-7 lead.
“We don’t have the numbers they have and we can’t rest people,” Aubrey head coach Mike Segleski said. “We just had to put everyone back and let them run at us.”
Harris added another Lone Star touchdown in the second quarter as Lone Star held a 17-7 halftime advantage.
The second half was a different story for the Chaparrals as they went to Cannon and running back Daniel Longhenry. The running game was used extensively and between the two, Lone Star was gashed for 271 yards rushing.
The Chaparrals scored on three consecutive possessions with touchdown runs by Longhenry, Sam Heath and Mason Robinson. Lone Star had only three possessions in the second half as the Chaparrals controlled the clock and the game.
“We came out and slowed the game down and controlled the third quarter,” Segleski said.
Aubrey 28, Frisco Lone Star 17
Frisco Lone Star
LS — Scott 31 field goal
LS — Harris 5 run, Scott kick
AB — Cannon to Stang 35 pass, Moore kick
LS — Harris 3 run, Scott kick
AB — Robinson 1 run, Moore kick
AB — Heath 1 run, Moore kick
AB — Longhenry 4 run, Moore kick
Rushing: Frisco Lone Star, Zai Harris 16-119, Justus Velicer 2-1 yds, #3 6-81, Jordan Jones 2-16, Chase Moake 1-3. Aubrey: Phillip Wilds 3-(-1), Daniel Longhenry 18-126, Cole Cannon 18-127, Tyler Williams 2-1, Matt Duncan 3-14 yds, Mason Robinson 2-2 yds, Sam Heath 2-2 yd
Passing: Frisco Lone Star Chase Moake 6-13-1 58 yds, # 3 5-10-0 73yds. Aubrey: Mason Robinson 0-1-0, Cole Cannon 5-7-0 112 yds
Receiving: Frisco Lone Star, Michel Bordes 4-38. Justus Velicer 3-41, Zai Harris 2-37, Jordan Jones 3- 20. Aubrey, Calvin Stang 2-57, Phillip Wilds 1-25 yds, Will Green 1-9, Tyler Williams 1-15 yds,