High School: Chase Appleby

Frisco RB Harris stays home, signs with UNT

February, 1, 2012
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Running back Carlos Harris helped resurrect Frisco's suffering football program.

He'll have the opportunity to do the same at North Texas.

The District 9-4A MVP signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play for a Mean Green team that isn't in too different a situation as Frisco was before Harris came along.

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Travis L. Brown/ESPN.comFrisco running back Carlos Harris is staying close to home after signing with North Texas.
Frisco went 1-19 in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. The Raccoons rebounded in 2010 with Harris at quarterback and excelled in 2011 after moving him to running back. Frisco won two playoff games.

North Texas is on a similar arch. It went a dismal 6-37 in 3 1/2 seasons under Todd Dodge but rebounded in 2011 under Dan McCarney with a 5-7 record.

Harris was the workhorse running back in Frisco's Wing-T offense, rushing for 1,722 yards and 21 touchdowns on 223 carries.

The Raccoons weren't the only Frisco ISD team to have a breakout season. Frisco Centennial went undefeated in the regular season and won two playoff games.

Chase Appleby lead a formidable front seven that fueled Centennial's run. He signed with Wyoming on Wednesday.

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