Written by Corbett Smith
Argyle capitalizes on Prosper's mistakes in 40-17 win
PROSPER - Good teams take advantage of mistakes.
That's exactly what Argyle, ranked No. 1 in HSGametime's 3A-Others rankings, did in its 40-17 win over Prosper.
In little over a minute, Argyle (5-0) converted two turnovers to 14 points, blowing open what had been a close game to that point in the first half.
"It was a nice turn in the ebb and flow of the game," Argyle coach Todd Rodgers said. "[The second] turnover was probably devastating in the locker room. I can only imagine trying to manage that."
Prosper (2-3) closed the deficit to 13-10 with 5:33 remaining in the half after a 17-yard field goal by Cale Brewer. It looked to have momentum after forcing a three-and-out by Argyle on the next series.
But Chad Hedlund's punt was low and rolling, and skipped off one of Argyle's players at the 20, though the call was missed. Prosper's Luis Solis, the wide blocker on the left, let the ball roll inside the 10, but then the ball hit his leg.
Argyle recovered, and two plays later scored on a 9-yard run by Layton Lowry.
"That was a tough break," Prosper coach Kent Scott said, calling the punt a "killer."
Less than a minute later, Argyle took advantage of another miscue. Antonio Griffin recovered a fumble on an option pitch and returned it for a 33-yard score.
Argyle scored on all but one drive in the second half, with two drives over five minutes each.
"You've just got to keep the foot on the throat, keep going, keep fighting," Lowry said. "A team like Prosper could come back at any time."
Chad Hedlund had four field goals for Argyle; Lowry rushed for 165 yards and two scores.
Prosper quarterback Javelle Allen rushed for 119 yards before leaving with a leg injury in the third quarter.