While some teams are struggling to find a quarterback to help lead their team, the Prosper Eagles are fortunate to have two ready to step up and do what it takes to win ball games.
Senior quarterback Matt Bramer got his first start of the season for the Eagles but junior Keegan Shoemaker would come in for about half of the snaps during the Eagles’ dominating 66-17 win over Newman Smith on Friday night. Bramer was five for seven for 101 yards and two touchdowns, while Shoemaker threw for 83 yards in 10 attempts.
The first quarter was the Kaleb Adams show with Adams finding the end zone 3 times. Thanks to a top notch offensive line, Adams would end the evening with five carries and 113 yards. Bramer’s two touchdowns would be in the form of passes to junior Devin Haskins, who also had a pick-six later in the second half on the defensive side.
“The coaches worked the route that I got the pick on. They ran it all game so I noticed the hand signals. I saw the signal and jumped the route,” said Haskins of the interception.
Prosper already had a solid lead, but right as time was expiring on the half, David Alvarez would take one in to increase Prosper’s lead to 45-3.
Not missing a beat, the Eagles took the field for the second half and Alvarez put up two more touchdowns ending the night with 12 carries and three touchdowns spanning 174 yards.
“Honestly we have one of the best offensive lines in the state I think. Without them, me, Kaleb and Wayne wouldn’t be able to do what to do,” said Alvarez. “They grind every day of the week in practice and are definitely the some of the hardest workers I’ve seen.”
Friday’s win puts the Prosper Eagles sitting at first place in District 14-5A with a 2-0 record. The Eagles will take on R.L. Turner tonight, October 13th, at 7:00 p.m. for the Prosper Homecoming game. Come out a little bit early to grab a free hot dog at the Eagle Hype Tailgate, sponsored by Bodine Orthodontics, Wayne Bartley Real Estate and the Prosper Times.
Renee Marler | Renee@CedarbrookMedia.com