Prosper takes win from Eaton at Globe Life Park, moves to quarterfinals

Christi Norris and Neena Sidhu

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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. 26 against the V.R. Eaton Eagles.

The Prosper Eagles, 8-3, and the V.R. Eaton Eagles, 8-2, faced off on Saturday, Dec. 26, at Arlington’s Globe Life Park for the third round of the playoffs. After being named Area champions for the win over Arlington Bowie, the Eagles also took a victory over V.R. Eaton, 27-17. Now named Regional Semifinal Champions and with eight teams still left in the playoffs, the Eagles look to play in Round 4 of the playoffs.

Heading into Round 4

The Prosper Eagles will be taking on the Denton Guyer Wildcats on Saturday, Jan. 2, at the McKinney ISD Stadium, in hopes to advance to the state semifinal round of the 6A Division II playoffs.

The Wildcats are going into this game 10-2, and the Eagles are going in 8-3. Earlier in the season, these teams faced off and resulted in a loss for the Eagles. Although the game ultimately ended in a loss, the game was the closest one for Prosper this season a 24-23 final score. The team says they “feel confident” in their ability to perform better than they did during their last game against the Wildcats.

Key to success

Senior quarterback Jackson Berry started off strong by throwing a 20-yard touchdown pass to senior Cameron Harpole in the first quarter. Berry also threw a 45-yard pass in the second quarter to junior corner Tyler Bailey. Berry then threw a 20-yard pass in the third quarter to Bailey. Berry ended the game with 165 passing yards.

Junior corner Tyler Bailey was yet again a key to success for the Prosper Eagles, as shown by his ability to receive the ball from Berry. Bailey also finished the game strong in the fourth quarter with a 19-yard interception return and another interception.

Junior Jacob Devenny was a consistently strong player throughout the game as well. He began the first quarter with a 10-yard run and other runs that helped Prosper get closer to scoring.

Senior safety Ryan Mederios intercepted the ball in the third quarter, which was one of two turnovers Prosper had on Saturday.

Along with Bailey and Harpole, junior wide receiver Noah Billings contributed to the 133 rushing yards for the team.

Junior defensive end Nick Pray made a sack, along with making other tackles contributing to Prosper’s strong defense.

Aidan Siano, Herman Lee and Mason Jolley were all main defensive players with sacks and tackles that stopped V.R Eaton from scoring any touchdowns in the first two quarters.

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