Previewing Tonight’s Game Against the McKinney Lions
After being on the receiving end of a crushing 39-point loss last Friday night against McKinney Boyd, Plano West is turning their attention to McKinney’s other 6A school, the McKinney Lions, tonight back at Clark Stadium. The Lions are right above the Wolves in the District 9-6A standings, having won only a single game (against the Plano Senior Wildcats last week, where the Lions won 17-7) thus far in the season.
The Lions’ QB, Senior Kelvin Thomas, has thrown for 443 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions on 49 completions this year. He’s also rushed for 26 yards on 59 attempts and has been able to find the end zone on the ground three times. Thomas’ primary receiving targets this year are Aaron Brown, who leads the Lions with 210 yards and one touchdown and Isaiah Wallace, who has tallied 172 yards and a touchdown. McKinney’s offense doesn’t rely on the passing game, though, as Senior RB Cordrick Dunn has racked up a staggering total of 767 rushing yards and five touchdowns. McKinney is only averaging 14.5 points per game.
Here is a brief breakdown of each teams’ game stats:
Points Per Game:
Plano West – 13.7
McKinney – 14.5
Points Allowed Per Game:
Plano West – 42.8
McKinney – 31.0
Yards Per Game:
Plano West – 264.7
McKinney – 230.8
Yards Allowed Per Game:
Plano West – 439.0
McKinney – 393.8
Below is a short breakdown of Plano West’s statistic leaders through six games:
Danny Davis: 886 yards, three passing touchdowns
Noah Scroggins: 385 yards (on 90 rushes), two touchdowns
Danny Davis: 188 yards (on 79 rushes), three rushing touchdowns
Jacob Stephens: 36 yards (on 10 attempts), one touchdown
Cole Carter: 358 yards (on 18 receptions), three touchdowns
Leon Green: 206 yards (on 14 receptions)
Tavarius Garland: 166 yards (on 14 receptions)
Nick Griffin: 116 yards (on seven receptions)
West struggled against a rigid Boyd defense last week, giving up three turnovers and only finding the end zone one time (Wolves’ kicker Jack Swearingen added two field goals for a total of six points).
Plano West and McKinney will kick off tonight at Clark Stadium at 7 p.m., as the Wolves continue to search for their first win since 2016, where they ironically defeated the McKinney Lions 38-21 at home.
Noah Karesh contributed to this report.