Lone Star Stifles HP Boys in Playoffs

CARROLLTON — The scrappy style that became a trademark for the Highland Park boys soccer team was a constant right to the end.

As time grew shorter and Frisco Lone Star’s 2-0 lead looked like too big a hill to climb, the all-out effort still persisted.

“I don’t think there is a team,” said HP head coach Salvador Richie, “that works harder than ours.”

Lone Star made two first-half goals by J.J. Hernandez stand up for a 2-0 victory, eliminating the Scots in a Class 5A Region II semifinal on Friday at Standridge Stadium.