Varsity football impresses in 56-14 win over Keller Timber Creek


Neha Madhira

Senior Derien Ivy, No. 2, and sophomore Aidan Siano, No. 44, run through the field after halftime in the week one matchup against Naaman Forest. In the attached article, sports editor and columnist Zach Markey gives a wrap-up of the Eagles defeat of Keller’s Timber Creek Falcons 56-14, and he looks ahead to this week’s match-up against Flower Mound. “Look for the Eagles to come out with a lot of intensity to put on a show for the home crowd,” Markey said. “If they come out of Friday with a win, there should be lots to look forward to for the rest of the year.”

Varsity football reached their second victory of the season last Friday, Sept. 7, as they cruised past the Keller Timber Creek Falcons 56-14. With 157 yards and three touchdowns, senior Wayne Anderson was the best player on the field by a large margin. Being the successor of star running-back Kaleb Adams, Anderson took the reigns quite nicely in the opening two games.

The weather Friday evening prompted kickoff to be delayed by an hour and 20 minutes. However, the Eagles seemed to be unaffected by the conditions. With credit to the coaching staff, they came out ready to play and dominated Timber Creek.

Quarterback Keegan Shoemaker showcased his stellar start to the season by throwing for 254 yards and three touchdowns. The three-year varsity veteran appears to be taking strides to start his last year with the Eagles.

Shoemaker’s favorite target appeared to be fellow senior wide-out Jostein Clarke, who finished with 124 yards and two scores. The bulk of his yardage came from his 70-yard touchdown reception from Shoemaker early in the second quarter. Clarke showed his talent multiple times last season on the varsity squad, but seems to be utilized much more in his final year as an Eagle.

Senior defensive players, including Ananias Mayes, No. 4, and Cody Gallegos, No. 25, and prepare to execute their next play. So, far the Eagles have a 2-0 record. The team plays has a home non-conference game against Flower Mound 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

The defense also showed tons of promise by limiting the Keller Timber Creek offense to just 14 points on the night. Senior standout Devin Haskins had a huge pick-six late in the game. That interception and following score allowed the Eagles to extend their lead and put to rest all chances of Timber Creek making a comeback.

On both sides of the ball, Prosper has looked nothing short of spectacular in these first two matchups against 6A opponents. As a new face to the class, the Eagles couldn’t have asked for a much better start through two weeks.

Prosper’s journey through the tough 6A class continues Friday when they play Flower Mound at the Eagle’s Nest for the first time this season. Flower Mound comes into Friday fresh off a win over Plano West, a fellow opponent in Prosper’s district. Look for the Eagles to come out with a lot of intensity to put on a show for the home crowd. If they come out of Friday with a win, there should be lots to look forward to for the rest of the year.