Varsity football: Plano vs. Irving MacArthur Recap

Varsity football: Plano vs. Irving MacArthur Recap

Plano had their first home game against Irving MacArthur at Tom Kimbrough stadium on Thursday, Sept. 5 – winning 28-0. Last Friday was Plano’s first game of the season against Lewisville High School; Plano won at Lewisville 22-0.

Plano’s offensive running back Brandon Stephens and defensive linebacker David Griffith both earned the title, “Players of the game” from last week’s game against Lewisville. Once again, they both played for the majority of the game this week. Two touchdowns in the first quarter, including a touchdown catch from junior quarterback Mitchell Hansen to junior safety Parker Meyers, brought Plano into the lead at 14-0.

The scoreboard remained untouched throughout the second quarter, though Hansen made two failed passes. Griffith rushed the field for tackle after tackle, keeping up the defense. Senior kicker Colton Gier fumbled the ball a couple of times, but as he kicked off straight into Plano’s hands, he had the stands still chanting his name.

The fourth quarter brought another round of touchdowns from Plano. Stephens scored a touchdown four minutes into the quarter, followed by another field goal from Gier, and the score bumped to 21-0. At three minutes left in the game, senior Jackson Pierron scored a touchdown and brought the game to the final score of 28-0.

Plano’s season now stands 2-0. In both games, Plano has shutout the other team, and left the opponents final score at 0. District games will start on Oct. 10 with an away game against McKinney.

Upcoming games:

9/20: Naaman Forest, John Clark Stadium @ 7:30

9/27: Hebron, Hawk Stadium @ 7:30

10/3: Flower Mound Marcus, John Clark Stadium @ 7:30

10/10: McKinney, Ron Poe Stadium @ 7

10/18: McKinney Boyd, Ron Poe Stadium @ 7:30

10/25: East, John Clark Stadium @ 7:30

11/1: West, John Clark Stadium @ 7:30

11/8: Allen, John Clark Stadium @ 7:30