MCKINNEY — The Prosper Eagles soared to victory in their first District 9-6A game of the young season. The Eagles took on the McKinney Lions on the road and dominated to a 49-14 win on Sept. 20.
Prosper (1-0, 4-0) gathered 493 yard of total offense in their heavy handed win over McKinney (0-1, 2-2), picking up 210 yards on the ground, 284 yards through the passing game and averaged eight yards per play. Jackson Berry threw for 284 yards and 4 touchdowns with 17 completions out of 29 attempts, Berry also produced eight yards and a touchdown with four rushing attempts.
JT Lane was the biggest rushing threat with 153 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries, an average of nine yards per carry. Hayden Metcalf remained Berry’s No. 1 target with eight catches for 173 receiving yards and two touchdowns for an average of 22 yards per catch. Cameron Harpole also had a productive night at tight end, picking up 51 yards and a touchdown off two receptions.
Despite the lopsided victory, the Eagles are always on the hunt for improvement in their game.
“Offensively, our physical performance was pretty good but we made far too many mental mistakes.” Eagles Offensive Coordinator Tyler Moore said via email after the win. “We do not feel we have played well for an entire game and still have significant room for improvement.”
Those improvements were due to be made last Friday when the Eagles faced their next district opponent Plano East (1-0, 1-3), but that game was after press time for this issue. Prosper has no game scheduled for this Friday, but will be back in action Oct. 11 on the road for another district matchup against Dallas Jesuit.