Prosper loses a pivotal game against The Colony 14-7, drops to 2nd in district


Neha Madhira

Prosper teammates stand together on the sideline in a game against The Colony Cougars on Friday, October 27th.

Zach Markey, Sports Writer and Editor

Prosper saw their five-game winning streak come to a disappointing end Friday night with a 14-7 loss to The Colony Cougars. The game lacked much action, as shown by the low score. The defeat marks Prosper’s second loss and drops them to second place in the district, behind Little Elm.

Prosper was supposed to win Friday night, and that is the bottom line. However, with two turnovers on offense, and an inability to move the football, the Eagles saw their district lead slip away.

Kaleb Adams, who was on fire in the previous two games, had a disappointing Friday night in comparison. He finished with 49 yards without finding the end zone. Adams is definitely the key piece to Prosper’s team that dictates wether or not they perform to the best of their ability.

The quarterback play also didn’t help Prosper’s case for victory. Keegan Shoemaker and Matt Bramer, the two players under center for the Eagles, combined for two detrimental interceptions. In a game without much of a running game, weak quarterback play was the last thing Prosper needed.

This loss comes at the wrong time, as Little Elm (7-1) has taken the lead in the district with a 1-game edge over Prosper (6-2).

The reason for Prosper’s stunning defeat Friday is quite simple. When Kaleb Adams has an off night, and the quarterbacks can’t back him up, it’s hard to expect the Eagles to pull out a victory. Prosper has two games left against Carrolton Creekview (Nov. 2) and Lake Dallas (Nov. 10). To win the district, Prosper will need to win the remaining games, and Little Elm with need to lose at least one their remaining games (vs Lake Dallas & @ McKinney North).