After last week’s district contest against Jesuit, the Prosper Eagles will be back at home this Friday for their Homecoming game against McKinney Boyd.
The road game against Jesuit was played after press time for this issue and the Eagles had a bye the week prior, which Prosper head coach Brandon Schmidt planned to use as an opportunity for the team to “get healthy, get recharged and get some work in.”
Following the Homecoming game, the Eagles will be back on the road next week to face Plano West and then will close out the regular season with back-to-back home games against Allen High on Nov. 1 and Plano High on Nov. 8.
In their last home game, the Eagles earned their first shutout of the 2019 season on Sept. 27 as they dominated the Plano East Panthers in a 42-0 victory.
Prosper had 378 total yards and 18 first downs, compared to 110 yards and only nine first downs for Plano East. The Eagles probably would have had even more first downs, but their defense was so commanding, the offense kept getting the ball with excellent field position. Their 132 rushing yards nearly tripled Plano East’s total. Prosper did make some mistakes, as the Eagles had one turnover and six penalties for 40 total yards, but the mistakes had little-to-no effect on the game.
Junior quarterback Jackson Berry had another great game as he completed 14 of 20 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown on just eight attempts.
Schmidt said Berry has done well continuing to get better every week, and that comes from his work at practice.
“He’s done a great job executing the game plan, playing within himself and really just taking what the defense gives him,” Schmidt said.