Mansfield Lake Ridge hands Prosper first loss of season


Kester Muthalaly

Kaleb Adams (22) talking with Coach Thompson on the sideline. Adams had a quiet night against Lake Ridge, totaling 30 yards on 13 carries.

Zach Markey, Sports Writer

Mansfield Lake Ridge handed Prosper their first loss of the season Friday after a final score of 33-16. The night was not one to remember for Prosper, as they were slow from the very start. Both the offense and defense struggled, despite their impressive performance from just a week ago against Beorne Champion.

After the 1st quarter, Prosper found themselves down 10-0 against a tough Lake Ridge defense. The Eagles then responded with 2 field goals in the 2nd quarter, however Lake Ridge found the end zone for the second time to make the score 17-6 at halftime. The game continued to fall out of reach for Prosper in the last 2 quarters, eventually being defeated 33-16.

Senior running back Kaleb Adams followed his 98 yard, 2 TD performance in week one with 30 yards on 13 carries in week two. Adams was clearly in a funk Friday night, as he is usually one of the top offensive performers for the Eagles. He will look to get back to normal next week against Frisco Liberty.

While Kaleb Adams had a quiet night on the ground, Wayne Anderson filled his void with 98 yards rushing. Considering the tough Lake Ridge defense, this comes off as a very impressive showing for the Junior running back. It will be quite interesting to see if the coaching staff starts to mix Anderson into the offense a little more in the next few weeks.

As for quarterback, Junior Keegan Shoemaker had another mediocre night for the Eagles. He finished with only 105 yards passing, while also adding in an interception, returned for a touchdown in the 4th quarter.

The defense Friday night didn’t have much of a better performance than the offense. Even though they managed to force a turnover, they still allowed 33 points, which is far too much.

The performance by the entire football team Friday can be said in one word, and one word only, poor. From the offense to the defense, all of the units on the team need to tighten up before they play at “The Star” in Frisco Friday night. Judging by their performance week one, we all know Prosper can turn the page, they just need to make it happen.