PROSPER, Texas — The Colony will be the next team to get a chance at knocking off Prosper’s Eagles, who remain undefeated in district play thus far, when the two teams meet at B.W. Durham Stadium.
Prosper (6-1, 4-0 District 14-5A) has won five games in a row by an average of 35 points per game. On the other side, The Colony has played much closer contests recently, including a 24-14 loss at home to Lake Dallas last week on Oct. 20.
To earn an upset over Prosper, The Colony (4-3, 2-2 District 14-5A) will have to slow down senior running back Kaleb Adams and the rest of the Prosper ground attack. Adams is coming off a season-high 226 yards and five touchdowns. In total, 12 of his 18 touchdowns this season have come in Prosper’s past three games.
It may be a rough night for The Colony based on past performance this season. Their defense has allowed more than 200 rushing yards per game – McKinney North, arguably the best offense in the district, ran for 438 in a dramatic 39-38 victory earlier this season.
The Colony has proven it can hang around if the game is a shootout, but it could be tough to score points against Prosper. The Eagles allow only 13 points per game, which ranks first in the district. It doesn’t help that The Colony is coming off a rough offensive performance, losing 24-14 to Lake Dallas.
They’ll need a big game from quarterback Mikey Harrington, who’s been impressive filling in as the starter this season for the injured Jemel Jones Jr. Harrington threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns last week, has over 1,000 yards this season and is completing 67 percent of his passes.
The odds are not stacked in The Colony’s favor heading into the matchup. Prosper football hasn’t lost a district home game since Brandon Schmidt took over as head coach last year.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday at B.W. Durham Stadium in Prosper.