Eagles beat Marcus Marauders, become bi-district champions

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Click the photo above to start a slideshow of photos with captions full of information about moments from the varsity football playoff game on Saturday, Dec. 12 against Flower Mound Marcus.

The Prosper Eagles (6-3) and Flower Mound Marcus Marauders (9-1) faced off on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Marcus Stadium for the first round of the playoffs. This highly anticipated game ended up with a win for the Eagles, 38-19. Scoring in all four quarters, 359 total yards, 231 passing yards and 128 rushing yards, the Eagles ended the game named Bi-District Champions.

Key to success

Senior quarterback Jackson Berry had four touchdowns on Saturday. In the first quarter, Berry had a 24-yard pass to tight end senior Cameron Harpole and later in the first, a 34-yard touchdown pass to corner Tyler Bailey. In the third quarter, Berry threw a 60-yard pass to Harpole, resulting in a touchdown for the Eagles. Berry also had a 40-yard touchdown run in the fourth. Overall, Berry was a very important player for the Eagles and a huge key to their total yardage. Berry was named player of the game by Hudl’s game recap.

Harpole was responsible for three touchdowns. He ended the game with six receptions and 156 total yards.

Another player that contributed to the Eagle’s success was junior corner Tyler Bailey. Bailey scored by receiving a 34-yard pass from Berry. Bailey also had three receptions.

Aidan Siano, Herman Lee and Mason Jolley proved themselves significant when it came to stopping the Marauder’s offense. All three players made tackles that were essential to stopping the offense and stayed consistent with that role throughout the game.

Kicker and senior Brad Larson contributed to the points gained by Prosper by making four PAT kicks and four touchbacks. Larson also made a 34-yard field goal.

Heading into round two

Update as of December 14, 2020, 11:00 a.m. :

Tickets are on sale now for the Area round football playoff game on Saturday. Kick-off is set for 1 pm. Ticket prices are set at $7 and can be purchased here.  

On Saturday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m, the Eagles will play Arlington Bowie at the Mustang-Panther Stadium in Grapevine in the Area finals. Ticket information has not yet been released as of Monday, Dec. 14.

The Arlington Bowie Volunteers are heading into Round two with an 8-1 record, while the Eagles are going in with a 9-3 record. According to MaxPreps, the Eagles are ranked No. 28 in Texas, and the Volunteers are ranked 58th.

“We were in some very close games this past season,” head coach Brandon Schmidt said. “The boys never quit fighting and found a way to get into Round 2 of the playoffs.”

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