Analysis: Football ends historic season as ‘Final 4’ team with 13-2 record

Seniors leave program with 13 ‘gold ball’ trophies

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Click the photo above to start a slideshow of photos and captions full of information about the varsity football game played Saturday, Dec. 10 at Ford Stadium at the Southern Methodist University campus at 2 p.m. 

After 15 weeks of playing in the regular season and playoff games, the 2022-23 season has come to an end for the Prosper Eagles. The Eagles ended the season ranked 11th in Texas, according to MaxPreps, a big jump from ending last year’s season ranked 34th. Overall, the Eagles scored 510 points,  and opponents earned 242 points against them. The Eagles ended the season with a 13-2 record after a loss to the Duncanville Panthers in the semi-final round of the UIL Texas Football State Championship, 6A Division 1. The Eagles went to the semi-final round in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Regular Season

The Eagles had 10 in-season games and one scrimmage. The first three games against Euless Trinity, Garland Sachse and Rockwall were all non-district. The Eagles took a win in all three of those games, 17-13, 51-14 and 19-11.

The other six games were in-district against Little Elm, Rock Hill, Guyer, McKinney, Braswell, Allen, and Boyd. The Eagles ended second in the district with a 6-1 record.

Last year, the team took losses to Southlake Carroll, Little Elm and Guyer, but this year, the Eagles only fell to Guyer in a 23-6 loss. The Eagles turned that around quickly after pulling off a six-game win streak, which led to four more playoff wins.

Below are links to slideshows, previews and analysis from regular season games.

Playoffs

The Eagles earned area, bi-district, regional and quarterfinal championships by winning against Plano, South Grand Prairie, North Crowley and Lewisville. The Eagles fell short to Duncanville in the semi-final, or fifth round, bringing their playoff run to an end. The last time the Eagles made it to the semi-final round of the playoffs was in 2008, when the 3A team won state against Waco La Vega.

The Plano Wildcats and Eagles faced off Friday, Nov. 11, at Children’s Health Stadium and had a final score of 28-3. The South Grand Prairie Warriors and Eagles played Friday, Nov. 18, at Choctaw Stadium and had a final score of 38-26. The game against the North Crowley Panthers was also played at Choctaw Stadium Saturday, Nov. 26, and the Eagles came out on top 35-21. The Eagles moved onto the fourth round, played the Lewisville Fighting Farmers at the McKinney ISD Stadium, and won 24-13.

The Eagles made it to the “Final Four” in the playoff tournament but ended their season after losing to ranked No. 1 in Texas, the Duncanville Panthers. Duncanville will go on to play North Shore Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at AT&T stadium.

Key Players

The Eagles had a few key players that heavily contributed to the team’s overall success throughout the season.

Senior quarterback Harrison Rosar ended the season with 3,278 passing yards, 277 more than his 3,001 passing yards last season. He threw for 43 touchdown passes, six more than last year’s 37.

Senior wide receiver Hunter Summers also had a successful last season with an average of 88.5 receiving yards per game, with a total of 1150 receiving yards overall. Summers scored 18 touchdowns.

Junior running back Prentice Sanders scored 11 touchdowns, and senior tight end Dylan Hinshaw scored eight. Senior running back Trevor Montanye was also a key player on the offense, contributing to many of the team’s rushing yards.

On the defensive side of things, seniors Ethan Higgins, Adam Due and Carson McClendon were top defensive players for the Eagles, averaging about seven tackles each per game. Due and Hinshaw were responsible for eight sacks, and junior linebacker Luke Johnson was responsible for six sacks.


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