Prosper High School is an elite football program in the 6A Region I in the University Interscholastic League. The school is in Prosper, Texas, a location right on the outside of Dallas. The high school has roughly a tad under 4,000 students enrolled in the 9th through 12th grade school. While everyone here likes to talk about football, this growing school is not only about their sports. Prosper has a lot of range for students to excel in their personal field, with 82% of their students participating in one of the 44 fine arts programs they provide. Even if a student does not want to participate in either sport or fine arts, there are a variety of clubs and organizations one can join to fit their personality. On the athletic side of the school, the home of the Eagles offers 38 varsity teams, and 54 sub-varsity teams to their students, one of which being their football team. Since their first and only state championship in 2008 led by previous head coach Kent Scott (2007-2015), the Eagles have had 13 winning seasons and two losing seasons. From that time span, Prosper has moved up from 3A Region II to 6A Region I. After losing in the semi-finals last year, The Eagles, led by new head coach Tyler Moore, look to improve their playoff push with their current record of 3-1 and 1-0 in their district.
Coach Tyler Moore is currently taking over Brandon Schmidt’s position as head coach. This will not be Coach Moore’s first season with Prosper, however. He has been with the team for the last seven years being their offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. Now in his eight years with the Eagles, the team and school has shown their trust in him to take the next step up and be the leader of this team. Before Coach Moore Prosper’s days, he was the wide receivers coach for five years, helping them win a state championship in 2012. Filling in the position of Coach Moore, Coach Malcolm Hill will be stepping in as the new offensive coordinator. Their defensive coordinator will be Coach Chase Peterson. The Eagles squeezed into the top 25 this week in 6A, according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, at number 24 and they hope to keep moving up throughout the season.
Here are some key players to look out for this season:
OL Ellis Davis – 6’ 7’’ 275 lbs. Ellis is a four-star offensive lineman playing his senior season for the Eagles. Ellis Davis is committed to staying in Texas to play at Texas Tech for next year. Being ranked number 22 per rivals, in his position, Ellis looks to improve his game and continue his dominant performances. Recently we did a Diamond in the Rough with Ellis Davis. Click here to check it out.
OL Tyler Mercer – 6’ 4’’ 290 lbs. Tyler is a three-star offensive lineman playing his senior season for the Eagles. Tyler Mercer is committed to coming to Louisiana to play for Tulane University. Using his size, Tyler has been an All-State Offensive Lineman helping to protect his quarterback.
OL Zaden Krempin – 6’ 4’’ 240 lbs. Zaden Krempin is in his sophomore season at Prosper High School. Zaden had a promising freshman year, with the Eagles with the help of his veteran offensive linemen, he looks to improve his game to better his career. Zaden currently has offers from SMU, Baylor, and more.
QB Nathan TenBarge – 6’ 0’’ 180lbs. Nathan is the quarterback and receiver for the Eagles. Nathan is a student-athlete excelling in football and track & field, with a 3.8 GPA in school. Playing receiver, for the last two seasons, Nathan, for his senior year, is moving position and playing quarterback for his team. Nathan is looking to impress at his new position and lead his team to victories.
LB Davis Perkins – 5’ 11’’ 210 lbs. Davis is a senior linebacker for the Eagles. During his junior year, he recorded 84 TOT, 4 sacks, and 9 TFLs and was Second Team All-District. He looks to keep contributing to the defense and helping in any way possible. His off-the-field achievement is also something to glance at, having a 4.8 GPA. Davis recently got an offer from the Colorado School of Mines.
DE Laird Hanson-Felter – 6’ 5’’ 245 lbs. Laird is a defensive lineman playing his senior season for the Eagles. Another student-athlete on the team, Laird has a 4.81 GPA while also dominating on the field. A player with multiple talents Laird can also play punter if needed. For Laird’s future, he has committed to play for the Air Force for the 24’-25’ season.