The Prosper football team spoiled Newman Smith’s homecoming with a 66-17 victory on the road over Carrolton Newman Smith on Friday, Oct. 6.
It was the largest margin of victory this season for Prosper (4-1) and the most points the Eagles have scored in any game in the past decade.
“We just executed everything,” senior running back David Alvarez said. “We played everything perfectly.”
The offense got off to a blazing start. It took only 10 offensive plays for senior running back Kaleb Adams to break loose for three touchdowns in the first quarter. Two of his scores were for more than 40 yards. Adams finished with 113 yards on five carries.
The Eagles torched Newman Smith (0-5) in the second quarter, as Matt Bramer threw a pair of touchdowns to junior Devin Haskins to extend the lead. Alvarez capped the half off with a last-second rushing touchdown, giving Prosper a commanding 45-3 lead heading into the locker room.
“I was real proud of the way our kids came out in the second half and competed,” head coach Brandon Schmidt said. “When the score is lopsided at halftime, it’s real easy to come out and lose your focus in the second half. For us, that’s a big step in maturity.”
Alvarez continued to shred the defense in the second half, finding the end zone two more times. He finished with a season-high 174 yards and averaged 14.5 yards per carry. He has consistently gotten the majority of second-half carries this season and said he is comfortable with his role.
“They told me since the beginning of the season that I’m the closer of the game,” Alvarez said. “It’s really important to finish strong.”
Haskins added to his breakout game with an interception return for a touchdown on the defensive side of the ball. He now leads the team in receiving touchdowns (3) this season and plays a vital role in the Eagles stellar secondary on defense.
“He’s just a football player,” Schmidt said. “[Haskins] helps out on offense, defense and special teams. He’ll do anything we ask him to do.”
Offensively, Bramer got the start at quarterback for the first time this season. Schmidt continued to switch between him and Shoemaker throughout the game, giving the Newman Smith defense multiple looks from start to finish. Bramer went 5-7 for 101 yards and Shoemaker finished 5-10 with 50 yards.
“I feel like we both performed great,” Bramer said. “We just took what the defense gave us, and the score shows that.”
Prosper’s defense locked down once again but allowed two late touchdowns once the game was out of reach. Both were thrown by Newman Smith quarterback John Mark Lamb, who completed 12 of 27 passes for 182 yards. Two other Trojans put together solid games as well — Christian McGee caught 7 passes for 66 yards, and running back Jakobe Johnson rushed for more than 100 yards.
After the win, Prosper remains in first place in the District 14-5A standings. They have the best point differential in the district (plus-130) are the only team that has allowed fewer than 100 points this season.
Next up for Prosper is a home game against Carrolton R.L. Turner (1-4). Kickoff is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13.