Prosper Defense Key in 35-7 Win Over Little Elm
The Prosper defense came out in full force, helping to seal the fate of the Little Elm Lobos in the Eagles’ 35-7 district opening win on Friday night. In fact, the Lobos only score of the night came from an interception return as the first quarter was winding down.
Prosper Eagles head coach, Brandon Schmidt said, “Each game is our big game, each week we focus on what’s ahead. We are there to do a job and we have to do it consistently each week.”
Little Elm came into the game undefeated, scoring an average of 53 points per game, but their four turnovers would prove costly. Halfway through the first quarter, the Eagles would take a 14-0 lead after senior defensive back Jevin Jackson recovered the ball lost by Lobo quarterback Logan Kohler at the 19-yard line. A couple of plays later, Prosper’s Kaleb Adams would finish the job from the two yard line for his second Eagle touchdown of the night.
Adams would go on to find the end zone again in the first half, rushing for a total of 139 yards.
Prosper’s defense effectively held the Lobos to less than 90 yards passing and senior Sean Funches and junior Wayne Anderson, Jr. both had key interceptions in the game, stopping Little Elm on big drives. The Lobos had just 185 yards offensively, while the Eagles racked up over 400.
Junior quarterback Keegan Shoemaker completed 7 of 12 attempts for almost 90 yards with three interceptions in the first half, but Prosper managed to maintain a commanding 21-7 lead at halftime.
Senior Matt Bramer came in at quarterback for the second half and it was all Prosper from then.
“I knew our defense was going to do great against them,” said Bramer. “In my mind the score was 0-0 and I was just trying to help my team win.”
Bramer completed a 27-yard pass to junior receiver Devin Haskins, bringing the Eagles to a 28-7 lead. Prosper called on senior David Alvarez a number of times in the fourth quarter. When it was all said and done, Bramer would throw for 80-yards and one touchdown.
The win brings Prosper to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in District 14-5A. They will face the Newman-Smith Trojans, who are 0-4, tonight, October 6th, at 7:00 p.m. at Standridge Stadium.
Renee Marler | Renee@CedarbrookMedia.com