School Spotlight: Frisco High School (Frisco, TX)

Frisco High School is a 5A Classification by the University Interscholastic League. The school is located in a suburb in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex called Frisco, Texas. It was the first school to open in Frisco back in 1902, there is now 12 High Schools in the Frisco school district. Their football district has an unique system in which every school shares three home stadiums. Kuykendall Stadium, Toyota Stadium, and The Star, home of the Dallas Cowboys practice facility. The school district contributed 30 million dollars to the construction of the Star. This upcoming season, the Raccoons are looking forward after a tough season that ended 6-4, falling short of the playoffs. The team is bringing back a lot of young players on the defensive side of the ball and more growth in the offensive line. The goals for the football season are simple… Have a winning season and win a district title. The team has to “focus on each day”- Coach Harbert.

The Star located in Frisco, Texas

Going into his fifth season as the Head Coach for the Frisco Raccoons is Jeff Harbert. He started his coaching career at Irving Nimitz in 2004, before arriving at Frisco High School the next season. He has been the linebackers coach and the defensive coordinator before being promoted to Head Coach in 2019. The Raccoons have only had four losing seasons while Coach Harbert has been at Frisco. The Assistant Head Coach and offensive coordinator is Blake Yancey. “He is ready to step in and run his own program”- Coach Harbert. He has made multiple stops and brings tons of experience to the staff. He has coached both the spread and wing-t formation. Yancey brings a variety to the offensive side of the ball. Dwayne Nicholson has coached on both sides of the ball, he is currently the special teams coordinator for the Raccoons. He’s an “awesome special teams coordinator, he knows a lot about that aspect of the game”- Coach Harbert. Defensively, John Kitsopoulos coaches the defense for the Raccoons. He coaches the defensive tackles and Jon Reid coaches the defensive ends. That duo does a great job firing up their group and producing great talent on the defensive line. Dedric Smith coaches the secondary for the defense. He came over from the state of Louisiana. Overall, Coach Harbert explained to me that each one of these coaches have an important role to this team. The group is great with the players and helps with how this team runs during the season.

Here are some of the returners for the Frisco Raccoons this upcoming season!

Jaylen Archibald is a 6’1 185 pound cornerback that could be moving to safety this upcoming season. He is coming off an All-District season at cornerback. A defensive back with great length that can really hit hard and tackle well. Currently holds offers from Dartmouth, Eastern Illinois, and others.

Keane Ramos is a 5’7 194 pound athlete that is entering his senior season for the Raccoons. He plays both running back and linebacker for the team. A very quick player that flies to the ball at the linebacker position. At running back, he is a ball carrier that isn’t afraid to lower the shoulder to anyone insight.

Mason Stallons is another 6’3 165 pound athlete that play multiple positions for the team. He was the kicker and punter for the team, while also playing some receiver for the Raccoons. A very important player in the special teams game that has the leg to play at the next level.