Prosper gets big 27-17 win over McKinney

By Rick Bailey
For the Prosper Press
Prosper's Houston Hawkins (4) carries the ball during a game against McKinney High on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Prosper won the game 27-17.

Eagles hold fast at third in the District 5-6A standings

Prosper - The Prosper Eagle (2-1/4-1) football team got a much needed win last Thursday, November 5 over an undermanned McKinney Lion squad 27-17. Led by quarterback Jackson Berry who threw or ran for most of the Eagles points on the night. Prosper opened up the game with two first quarter touchdown passes, but also gave up a late first quarter 64 yard pick six to hold onto a 13-7 lead. 

The second quarter was scoreless until McKinney once again picked off and Eagle pass at the Prosper 34 yard line and settled for a 21 yard field goal when they couldn’t punch it in. The halftime score stood at 13-10. 

Prosper quarterback Jackson Berry (5) carries the ball during a game against McKinney High on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Prosper won the game 27-17.

Prosper got things going in the third stanza with a 74 yard Jackson Berry touchdown pass and Berry carried the ball in for the PAT. The Eagles once again relied on the legs of their quarterback as Berry rushed for a short touchdown at the end of the quarter. After the run for PAT failed the Eagles had a 27-10 lead. 

The fourth quarter proved very uneventful after McKinney made a big defensive play that they converted into a rushing touchdown and with the PAT kick the score stood at 27-17. Neither team could manage any additional scoring offense and the final score stayed the same with the Eagles picking up the district win. 

Prosper's Noah Billings (11) is tackled by Joshua Dixon (7) during a game against McKinney High on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Prosper won the game 27-17.

Prosper is sitting at third in the District 5-6A standings behind Denton Guyer (2-0) and Allen (1-0). The Eagles dropped a 24-23 loss last week to Guyer and is scheduled to play Allen on Friday, November 27. Prosper has an open date next week and then plays host to Denton Braswell on Friday, November 20 and closes out the season hosting McKinney Boyd on Friday, December 4. 

Prosper Rock Hill (0-4/0-5), the other Prosper high school has an open date and then goes back into District 7-5A (DII) action against the Frisco Memorial Warriors on Friday, November 13. The Blue Hawks final three weeks of the season begin with them traveling to Lake Dallas on Friday, November 20. Rock Hill hosts Frisco on Friday, November 27 and then travels to face Lebanon Trail on Friday, December 4 to close out their inaugural season. 

Prosper's Atticus Burandt (43) sacks quarterback Sampson Nazarko (6) during a game against McKinney High on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Prosper won the game 27-17.
Prosper's Mason Jolley (7) forces Sheldon King (20) to fumble during a game against McKinney High on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Prosper won the game 27-17.
Prosper's Keaton Nickerson (3) runs away from Ja'kobe Walton (2) during a game against McKinney High on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Prosper won the game 27-17.
Prosper coach Brandon Schmidt talks to an official during a game against McKinney High on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Prosper won the game 27-17.
Prosper's Kaleb Miles (13) forces Omari Walker (3) out of bounds during a game against McKinney High on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Prosper won the game 27-17.
Prosper's Ryan Medeiros (2) drags Omari Walker (3) out of bounds during a game against McKinney High on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at McKinney ISD Stadium. Prosper won the game 27-17.