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

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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.

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."

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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."

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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.

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Zach Markey, Sports Editor and Writer

Zach Markey is the Sports Writer and Editor for EagleNationOnline. As a senior, this will be his third year on staff. Zach has been a huge fan of sports...

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3 Responses to “Varsity football impresses in 56-14 win over Keller Timber Creek”

  1. Jeff Davis on September 13th, 2018 4:56 pm

    I enjoy following the Eagle Football as a prior resident of Prosper. Eagle Nation is starting to look like Pedestal Nation…. numbers don’t lie! When the games a blowout no play is that relevant to highlight All ⭐⭐⭐⭐s

    Biased reporting is not reflective for an aspiring sports broadcaster – remember ANALYTICS. I recommend gaining insight before the next article from TX HS Football, Dallasnews.com (sports section) with accurate stats to be fair on behalf of all players.

    I listened to both network broadcasts and the O/D Line deserve some highlight love. I could highlight some names but then my bias would show. I’d rather let performance and stats unveil talent not just my opinion. #slighting….

    I’ll be watching/listening live Friday

    Go Eagles – JD

  2. Lisa Roskens on September 13th, 2018 7:25 pm

    JD,
    Thank you for your great comments. What you are describing sounds like a sports wrap-up piece. In this article, Zach chose to publish a sports column, which is an opinion piece, rather than a straight report of the game. We’re in the process of recruiting more students who can write sports for our paper, so hopefully we will be able to include both columns and wrap-up pieces in the future. We love the fact that you are reading Eagle Nation Online. Keep sending us suggestions about the type of articles you would like to read next.
    – Lisa Roskens, ENO adviser

  3. Jeff Davis on October 15th, 2018 1:47 pm

    As a Proud Eagle Fan/Follower allow me to express some congrats & concerns 

    Congrats on the season thus far with a record of 5 – 1. I have been listening by broadcast throughout the season but was fortunate to see the HOCO game in person. I believe this group of young men have the knack and talent to go far this season as well the playoffs. I am pulling for them but it appears not all are pulling in the right direction; especially the leaders in the locker room – COACHES. It is becoming more clear as I tune into the broadcast each week, witnessing the voices in the press box paint a picture of “rightful” frustrations that eludes to Coaches are – Biased, creating a divisive atmosphere and catering to certain players. I am going to express what most of the PHS Eagles fans and families are seeing and emotionally feeling. I am a fan without any team family but lots of town family. So I believe its paramount to hear and listen to a sports analysis of an unbiased perspective. 

    First, the HOCO game week was confronted with off the field issues where on FB I learned that several players were suspended for a game or more involving possible contact with alcohol. It was changed to ‘half a game for some and one for others.’ This was in no way appropriate for a coach to make such a decision and then recant unless – BOOSTER CLUB INFLUENCE was inserted due to playing favorites among the players. Coach Schmidt buckled and whether he knows or not it compromised his authority as a respectable coach. He needs to take a look in the mirror for his failure to implement and adhere to disciplinary actions when players demonstrate poor decision making on or off the field. Many wonder if this would have changed had it been a non-connected athlete… don’t think so! The saddest conclusion was witnessing one of the suspended athletes get to play five different positions on HOCO, preventing other players playtime as if to make up the time missed during the first half.

    It is clear that this Athletic Department along with the Coaching staff is ‘Promoting and Endorsing’ various players over other players – it’s not a good look and perception is everything! In fact, perception is often truth to power!

    I listened to the PLANO EAST game and it was embarrassing… you coaches are clearly not using all your available weapons to benefit the team. It seems that the goal is to exclude specific player(s) in order to highlight others that clearly are not as talented. You are affecting the team’s morale, unity and belief they can get to play in a championship game in Dec. The coaches are calling questionable plays to dim the light on some as they try and shine the light on the few. Frankly, the running will not make any money for you guys in the coming weeks so – pass the got darn ball in the air to a Receiver and stop trying to make a RB a WR! Stop stat stacking for certain players.

    Again the broadcaster mentioned some supposedly icon player had grandparents visiting on this past Friday where you almost lost to JESUIT… a team that you should have put up 70 points. Coach Moore – Offensive Coordinator was aiming to play call for I presume his FRIENDS which is becoming so blatantly that disguising favorite players is openly visible. Poor coaching is going to cost the Eagles a change to play in a State Championship like the Champs recognized on Friday. One more point on Friday’s game – with seconds on the clock and third down another dumb call. I recall you had a kid last year play Wildcat QB who we haven’t seen play that position at all this year or even a fade route could have been called but instead same old play – three times in a row!

    Even the live broadcast hinted at the disparities between the run and the pass game which left me to ponder three states away, reaffirming my assumptions that coaches are intentionally aiming to undermine the talent of some players which is undeniably clear. Remember that a COACH has an indelible impact in an athletes’ life that can either – defeat his spirit or elevate his soul. Your BS calling is becoming more blatant for fans to see and hear during the broadcasts. The bye week would have been a great time to assess and regroup but the coaches seemingly need more assessing than the players. To be candid, the Offensive Coordinator and Receiver Coach need to have a ‘coming to Jesus convo.’ There is obviously a power struggle or perhaps even a power dominance – either way the team will suffer!

    The Eagles do not stand a chance with a team like Allen unless the coaches’ biases and poor play calling changes! Championship Teams & Champion Minds like Allen don’t care about FAVORITISM or BIASES because they are all about that “W.” I cannot wait to hear the future broadcast against Allen which is supposed to be televised by ESPN. Please, please don’t make Prosper look like #FOOLS for the world to see.

    I will be listening and watching!

    JD

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