The McKinney North 9A freshman team beat Prosper 35-20 on Sept. 6 and lost to Frisco Centennial 28-12 on Sept. 13.
Key plays in the win over Prosper included:
--18 yard and 20 yard kickoff returns by Xavier Jackson and Miguel Hudson, respectively
--Great defensive backfield play, which included numerous tackles, including several for losses, by safety, Nathan Gifford and several assisted tackles by cornerback, Ruston Travis. Defensive backs, Chandler Evans and Xavier Jackson each had a pass interception and did a fine job disrupting the Eagles passing game.
--Strong defensive line penetration and good containment of Prosper backfield by Collin Pratt, Jacob McDonald, and Kyle Martindale
--Two fumble recoveries by the bulldogs, one by Xavier Jackson and one by Jacob McDonald
--Key blocks by the offensive line that allowed running backs Darryl Mason and KJ Hart to run through some nice openings in the line. On one such play, linemen Zach Palmisano, Jared Morris, and Evan Straw opened up a lane that allowed KJ Hart to make a 15-yard b-line up the middle and into the end zone for the first TD of the game. Darryl Mason was able to take advantage of the open lanes and scampered for runs of 10, 11, and 35 yards
--11 yard TD pass from QB, Christian Files to WR, Ruston Travis for Bulldog’s second score
--84 yard kickoff return for a TD by S/WR,Terrance Ellis added the Bulldog’s third score
--65-yard TD pass play from QB, Miguel Hudson to WR, Xavier Jackson added the Dawgs fourth score and a 10-yard TD pass from Miguel to WR, Kevin Olivier added the Dawg’s fifth TD of the night.
--Sam Ashun added 5 PAT's to the Bulldog's 5 TD's
Against Frisco Centennial, the Bulldogs got off to a slow first half, falling behind early. Although they rallied to get some points in the second half, the option offense of Frisco Centennial and the wet field were too much and the Bulldogs suffered their first loss of their young season.
Please view highlights from the win over Prosper below: