TAPPS DI Regional Preview: Prestonwood vs. Parish Episcopal

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This wild season somehow got even wilder with big-time, playoff blowouts from area teams as well as a close call to a regular season and home win streak. It's the greatest time of year where just about anything can happen.

And as this Thanksgiving weekend continues, we shift back to a single-game focus and over to TAPPS where we have a Division I Regional matchup between Plano Prestonwood (4-3) and Dallas Parish Episcopal (7-1) at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco.


It's been an up-and-down year for Prestonwood, which got off to a rough 1-3 start to the year among cancellations, pushbacks and reschedules. But after that 1-3 start, which finished with a 55-14 loss to Parish, Prestonwood has found itself a bit and rattled off three straight wins by outscoring its opponents by an average of 27 points per game.

Prestonwood is led by dual-threat quarterback Maguire Martin, who's thrown for more than 1,200 yards and rushed for team-leading 677. Martin has 21 total touchdowns to his credit this year, and his favorite target when throwing the ball has been Derek Eusebio, who has 25 catches for 440 yards and six touchdowns.

In Prestonwood's first four games, the offense averaged just 26 points a game while the defense gave up 32.8. In the last three, those numbers have completely flipped where the offense has averaged 41 and the defense giving up just 14.