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    Four games were played in two sessions, sold out since July, included Frisco Lone Star vs. Heritage, which was telecast on ESPNU. Lone Star, which won 62-14, was a runner-up in the Class 5A Division II state final last season.

    “Like I told everybody else, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I hope our kids soaked it up and had an opportunity to enjoy it,” Lone Star coach Jeff Rayburn said. “Our kids did a great job at handling all the things surrounding this game and played a great football game.

    “Whether you win or you lose, obviously you want to be on the winning side, be 1-0 in district, but for our students, for our schools and for our city, it’s a special moment to have all these things going in the city of Frisco.”

    The day began with Independence vs. Reedy, which is in its inaugural season after opening in 2015. Independence, in its third year of UIL football, won 54-3. Quarterback Kyle Saddler hit Colton Nielsen for a 27-yard touchdown with 8:54 left in the first quarter — the first score in the stadium’s history.

    “It’s an awesome feeling — to say you get to open up The Star and get that first victory and we did that today,” Independence coach Kyle Story said. “Our guys talked about it, when you come down the tollway, they can say we’re the first ones to win a game in that facility, so a great feeling for them.”

    City website: Frisco

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