Boyd loss serves as wake-up call

by | Oct 8, 2015 | Uncategorized

Roosevelt Joubert/Murphy Monitor Anthony Hines III (19) combines with Bryson Royal (54) to bring down a McKinney Boyd  ball carrier.

Roosevelt Joubert/Murphy Monitor
Anthony Hines III (19) combines with Bryson Royal (54) to bring down a McKinney Boyd ball carrier.

By Greg Ford
Sports Editor
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Riddle me this Batman: When is a punch to the gut a good thing?

Answer: When it rids you of complacency.

That appears to have happened to Plano East, which suffered its first defeat of 2015 last Friday, 34-23, at the hands of McKinney Boyd.

Instead of sending the Panthers into a funk, the loss seems to have awakened them out of its doldrums, a condition possibly brought on by a 4-0 start and a bye week.

“I think it’s the best thing that ever happened to us,” head coach Joey McCullough said. “I truly believe that, without a doubt, (based) on the way our practice was (Monday).”

(To view the entire article, check out the Oct. 8 edition of the Murphy Monitor)

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