Wylie v W Mesquite Defense Stats - Game 2

Wylie v W Mesquite Offense Stats - Game 2

Woodbridge Golf Club Post Game Show - Week 2

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FBC Wylie Hall of Honor - The 1977 State Championship Team

Hard to believe, but it’s been 37 years since the Pirates carried home that State Championship trophy. The 35-man squad - composed of 16 seniors, 14 juniors and five sophomores and under the direction of head coach Jerry Shaffer - beat a talented Bellville squad 22-14 to take the state crown. The following season that group of juniors carried the team back to the state finals where they were eclipsed by an Eric Dickerson-led Sealy squad.

 Past Hall of Honor chairman Richard Parker said he attended every game that year with the same group of four men. Once the Pirates got rolling, supporters became superstitious about their game-day preparation. Parker said his foursome rode to every game in the same vehicle with the same seating arrangement so as not to jinx the outcome.

 It was quite a run for the 1977 team that wasn’t expected to progress beyond district games. In those days, there were usually six to eight teams in a given district but only the district champion advanced into the playoffs. Bellville and Sealy were in the same district back then, as they are now; and when those two teams played each other under that format, it truly was for all the marbles.

 The 1977 Pirates had won their season opener, but then dropped the next two non-district contests. After that, they pulled things together and ran the table.

The 2008 Pirates were athletically gifted and advanced into the state final. The 2010 Pirates were clipped in the state semifinal, just one play short of a state final appearance. While every team is different from those that came before and those that follow, the common thread for all is strong leadership and commitment to team.  Those attributes make every team better than the sum of its parts.

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AHMO Nikita !

Our own NIKITA WHITLOCK recovers the fumble.

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Week One - Sports Day Top 10 Plays of Week

Our own Gasevan McGrue's highlight made it into the TOP 10 Plays of the Week.   Proud of you, Gasevan... AHMO !

Upcoming Events

9TH  Maroon @ Home vs  West Mesquite Thursday @ 5:30 

JV

Black -Thursday v West Mesquite @ 5:30 @ AC New Middle School

Gray @ 7:00    v  Rowlett @ Rowlett High School

VARSITY          vs         West Mesquite           Friday @  7:30  @  Wylie Stadium

Are you ready for some football?     Are you ready for some football?     Are you ready for some football?

Dickey's BBQ Coach's Show - Week 2 West Mesquite

B&B Theatre Video Highlights - Game 1

Dickey's BBQ Coach's Show

Come out & see the Coach's Show being broadcast @ 6:15 and show support for the WYLIE PIRATES !  A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Wylie Pirate Football Program.

Legacy Texas Bank Players of the Week

Offense: Eli Smith           and                   Justin Pegues

Defense: Lorenzo Keck       and            Gasevan McGrue

Special Teams: Evan Bailey   and     Brandon Cunningham

Freshmen White GAME CHANGE

The Freshmen White will play Wed, 9/2/15 @ 5:30 @ Wylie Stadium v Midlothian

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Woodbridge Big Play of the Week

Woodbridge Golf  BIG PLAY of the WEEK 

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Wylie v Sachse Defense Stats - Game 1

 

Wylie v Sachse Offense Stats - Game 1

 

 

 

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FBC Wylie Wylie Hall of Honor-Mr. Jerry Shaffer

The Wylie Sports Hall of Honor was established in 1998 under then Athletic Director Mark Ball and with the help of local community leaders. Its stated purpose is to “recognize and honor athletic achievement, scholarship, community service and character.”

Coach Jerry Shaffer was inducted into the Hall in 1999 with the second class of inductees. While he is most famous as the head coach who led the Pirates to the state title in 1977 (and having a football stadium named in his honor), Shaffer’s achievements away from football are equally outstanding.

 Shaffer’s coaching career began in 1963 at Rockwall High, a year the Yellow Jackets won a state title.

 He accepted the head coaching position at Wylie in 1974 and stayed on until 1987. During those years, the Pirates averaged over eight wins per season, a run that included 10 district championships. Back then, only the district champ advanced into the postseason.

 After his years coaching in Wylie, he became the athletic director at Carrollton-Farmers Branch where he served seven years. He stepped away from athletics in the 1990s and took a position teaching in Farmersville ISD while he also ventured into the home construction business.

 He has been back teaching at Wylie High School since 2008. Although he has worked elsewhere, Shaffer has lived in Wylie continuously since taking that first coaching position here.

 Shaffer said he had not initially planned to get into coaching. He had played quarterback at Leonard High School. It was later while studying physics at Austin College that he started to reconsider his options for the future.

 “I didn’t think I had football out of my blood, so I thought I would try my hand at coaching,” he said.

 He completed his physics degree, then began teaching physics and coaching at Rockwall. After serving two years there, Shaffer changed course. An opportunity came up under a program at the National Science Foundation and he was among 40 people nationwide selected for a specialized program at Purdue University where he earned a Masters in Physics. After graduation, he worked for a time in

He returned to coaching in 1971 at Sherman. After three years, he made his move to Wylie where he was head coach and athletic director. During his tenure at Wylie, Shaffer earned a PhD in physics and education administration at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M-Commerce) in 1990.

 He said the highlight of his coaching career has been those two state championships. Academically, the shining moment was his 1966 induction in the National Physics Honor Society, Sigma Pi Sigma.

Coach Shaffer is currently the chairman of the Board of Governors for the Hall of Honor.

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Wylie v Sachse @ Williams Stadium

Tickets can be purchase online for tonight's game Wylie v Sachse.

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Pirate Cards are IN !

The Pirate Cards are in.  Find a Pirate Football Player to purchase one, or two.  They are $20. and have AHMO'mazing offers on them.

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Week 1 Game Schedule

Thursday

9th @  Sachse High School

White @ 5:30 & Maroon 7:00 

JV @ Wylie Stadium

Gray @ 5:30 & Black @ 7:00

Friday

Varsity 7:30 @ Williams Stadium

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Dickey's BBQ Coach's Show Week 1 - Sachse

Dickey's Fundraisor/Coach's Show

2015 Pirate Captains

Captains leading the Pirates on the field this 2015 Season are Max Lopez, Nathan Weisser, Lorenzo Keck, and Sawyer Ulmer.

All four young men are two-year starters on Varsity and all were named 2014 All-District.

“A Captain on a football team is a special honor because they are voted on by their peers and coaches.  A Captain is someone others will follow and who has the ability to lead with character and class on and off the field.”

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Donations for Texas High School Football Association

At the Jesuit Scrimmage and Meet the Pirate, we will be passing a bucket for the THSFA. It is Our Day to Shine!  The THSFA is an organization that assists injured players and families of players that incur catastrophic situations.  ANY & ALL Donations are very much appreciated.  AHMO ! 

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