Eagles stay undefeated with victory over McKinney


Justin Hudson

Junior Grant Peck, No. 14, signals a thumbs up to an official. Peck is a slot receiver for the team. Slot receivers are played in an offensive formation closest to the sideline.

Friday night marked the Eagles’ fourth win of the season and their first victory of district play. Prosper (now 4-0) traveled to McKinney ISD stadium and beat the McKinney Lions (now 2-2) with a score of 49-14. The Eagles’ defense showcased their strength yet again with an interception from Tate Nichols and three turnovers. They only allowed a total of two touchdowns from McKinney. The Prosper offense started off sloppy but were able to put up 21 unanswered points by the end of the first half. Jackson Berry threw four touchdowns and ran for another, while J.T. rushed in the second quarter.

Another victory under Prosper’s belt adds to a remarkable start to the season. The Eagles play against district foe Plano East (1-4) on Friday at home. The Panthers are fresh off a win against McKinney Boyd in an intense game for both teams. Plano East’s running back Dylan Hayden ran for 112 yards. With six seconds to go on the clock, he rushed into the end zone for the winning touchdown, putting the Panthers up 21-14. As long as Prosper’s defense minimizes Plano’s yardage, the Eagles should add another win to their record.