The Pirates (5-2) clinched their Division I berth in the Playoffs with their 51-3 win over Royse City (1-6).
Lovejoy (5-2) also secured their Division II spot by defeating Wylie East (4-3) 47-44. McKinney North (5-2) triumphed over Denison (5-2) 49-37 giving them a Division I place also. Denison had already qualified for their Division II berth as of last week.
The win tonight makes the Pirates Co-District Champs.
Bi-district play will begin next Friday. Tbe Pirates will travel to Midlothian High School to play Marshall. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.
2013 UIL State Football Championships -
We are anticipating a Win this Friday to secure our spot in the Play Offs. The first Play Off game will be Friday, Nov. 15th - location TBD. You have the opportunity to Pre Order your 2013 Play Off Shirt. Order now so that you can get the size you want. Pre-Orders will be taken through this Friday, Nov. 8th.
If you miss the chance to Pre-Order, T-Shirts will be sold during lunches on Tue, Nov 12 - Fri, Nov 15, however sizes/quantities will be limited.
If you have any questions, please contact Jalina Dotson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-205-0645.
The Wylie Pirate AHMO Inflatable has made it to the Dallas Morning News Annual Inflatable Championship again this year. We return at the reigning Champion from last year. In the final round, we are battling against the Red Oak Hawk for the title. LET'S DO IT AGAIN....PLEASE VOTE!
Jennifer Davis Dunlop was a 5’3” volleyball powerhouse during her years at Wylie High. Lettering all four years in volleyball with some impressive honors earned her a place in the Wylie Sports Hall of Honor.
Graduating in 1986, Jennifer played hitter and setter on the Varsity team. She garnered 1st team All-District honors three years in a row. Her senior year, she was named All-State. Jennifer fondly recalled the influence that Coach Cryer and Coach Rhoten had on her life. “Volleyball two-a-days were brutal, but at the same time, so much fun”, she remembered. “We would have to run a mile for every serve someone missed.” The word that stood out to her was discipline. As a freshmen, Coach Cryer allowed her to practice regularly with the varsity, but she did not begin playing until she was a sophomore. “Coach Cryer had a lot of faith in me and I worked hard for her, because she believed in me”, Jennifer recalled. She is still in contact with Coach Rhoten regularly.
Dunlop enrolled in Texas Womens University after graduation. Because of her height, she did not go on to play at the college level. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy. The last 21 years, she has had a very successful career in Occupational Therapy for Geriatric Care.
Jennifer was born and raised in Wylie. She and her husband, Chris (WHS ’80), have been married 26 years. Early in their marriage, they lived in Sachse and McKinney, but of course, came back to Wylie. Their two sons both graduated from Wylie High. Dylan (’08) will graduate from UNT in January and Davis (’10) presently attends Collin College. Chris is an integral part of Pirate Football as he takes care of the tunnel each week and is faithful to blow the horns for every touchdown made.
“Listen to your coaches” were Jennifer’s words of encouragement to Pirate athletes. “We were under Coach Shaffer’s regime. All the coaches took direction from him and they were super role models.” To all Pirates, “AHMO! – just believe in the AHMO spirit! It is so hard to explain AHMO to somebody else. It is that ingrained, old-school belief that you are brought up with in Wylie. It’s in our blood.”
The Pirates will travel to Royse City this week for their final game of the regular season. The Royse City Bulldogs are 1-5 for the season, but should not be underestimated. “It’s their Senior night and they don’t have anything to lose”, remarked Coach Howard. Last year, they put up a good fight and the Pirates walked away with a slim win of 28-31 at home.
Coach Howard believes that it will be a hard fought game and the Pirates must come ready to play. “They will give us everything they’ve got. We’ve got to match their intensity early on. This is a very important game.”
Alex Wesley will be healthier this week and T.K. Rockwell will be back which is a plus for the Pirates.
Besides making the Play-offs, this game and some of the others being played district-wide will determine many things for Wylie. If Lovejoy and McKinney North win, Wylie will finish as co-district champs with Denison. With a Lovejoy win, the Pirates will finish as the #1 seed.
If the Pirates are the #1 seed, they will play Marshall next Friday at Midlothian. If they finish as the #2 seed, they will face Texarkana High at Longview.
The Pirates have much on the line this week and have to bring all they’ve got on Friday night in order to head into the post season. Come out and support them at Royse City ISD Stadium as they kick-off at 7:30 p.m.
The Lady Pirates Volleyball are Bi-District Champs with their win on Tuesday. They now advance to the Area Round as they play the District 16-4A Lindale Eagles at Sunnyvale High School. Come out and support the Lady Pirates tomorrow night!
13-4A Wylie Pirates vs. 16-4A Lindale Eagles
7:00 pm – November 7, 2013
Congratulations to Divine Rockwell on the BIG PLAY OF THE GAME.
Monday, November 4
6:30 pm Brickbuilders Meeting Impac Classroom
7:30 pm WPABC Meeting Impac Classroom
Thursday, November 7
5:30 pm JV Black vs. Royse City Wylie Stadium
6:00 pm Freshmen Maroon at Royse City ISD Stadium
6:00 pm Freshmen White at Celina High School
7:00 pm JV Gray vs. Frisco Centennial Wylie Stadium
Friday, November 8
7:00 am Football Family Breakfast First Baptist Events Center Wylie
8:30 am WHS Teacher Appreciation Breakfast set-up
7:30 pm Varsity at Royse City Royse City ISD Stadium
We will be having our final Football Family breakfast of the regular season this Friday (11/08) at the First Baptist Church in Downtown Wylie. As part of this breakfast, we will also be setting up and providing food to WHS Teachers at the high school after the Football Breakfast on Friday as part of Teacher Appreciation. Our WHS teachers have worked hard this year to keep our players academically eligible and help with the transition of a new grading system. Principal Montgomery has worked with the Football Program to ensure that teachers were available for tutoring and assistance. Therefore, we thought it will be a great idea to say “THANK YOU” to our wonderful WHS Teachers for helping and supporting the team.
Therefore, we URGENTLY NEED PARENTS (Freshmen, JV & Varsity) to sign up to help with the Football Family Breakfast/Teacher Appreciation. A sign-up list was sent out earlier in the week.
To sign-up to help with the breakfast, go to:
Denison (5-1) has clinched a Division II playoff berth.
Lovejoy (4-2) can clinch a Division II playoff berth with a win against Wylie East.
McKinney North (4-2) can clinch a Division I playoff berth with a win against Denison OR a Lovejoy loss OR a Wylie victory.
Wylie (4-2) can clinch a Division I playoff berth with a win against Royse City OR a Wylie East win OR a McKinney North loss.
Wylie East (4-2) can clinch a playoff berth with a win against Lovejoy OR a Wylie loss. Wylie East would be a Division II representative with a win. East would be a Division I representative with a loss AND losses by North AND Wylie.
Sherman (2-4), Royse City (1-5) and Greenville (0-6) have been eliminated.
Wylie vs. Sherman - Week 10
Offense: Laurent Njiki and Tristen Clark
Defense: Divine Rockwell and Israel Acuay
Special Teams: Christian Salas and Castin Neumeyer
See all of Friday Night's Photos in our PHOTO GALLERY
Sherman 10 Wylie 17
Royse City 9 Lovejoy 44
Denison 64 Greenville 14
Wylie East 39 McKinney North 42
By David Just
District 13-4A has been a mess all season, but the playoff scenarios entering the final week of the season are quite simple: Win and you’re in.
That Wylie Band qualified for state and they will be heading this weekend to San Antonio for the State Competition.
There will be a send-off for the band at the Stadium on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Because the band always comes out to support football including our send-offs to play-offs, Coach Howard wants Pirate Football to have a BIG presence at the send-off.
Therefore, all football players (Freshmen, JV & Varsity) will be required to attend the Band send-off at the Stadium on Sunday.
All football parents are also asked to attend and support the band and band parents.
Even with their disappointing loss to Denison last week, the Pirates still have the opportunity to continue on to post season. Last year when the Pirates met the Bearcats in Sherman, it was a very charged game that ended in a 45-35 loss for the Pirates. Despite the loss, Wylie secured their postseason place based on the outcome of their other District matches. This week, they need to beat Sherman in order to secure their position.
This season, Sherman is presently 3-5 and 2-3 District, having lost to teams like Denison, Wylie East and Lovejoy. Usually a top team in District 13-4A, they have a very talented group of players. Senior Case Rolen is at the helm as quarterback. However, Rolen was injured last week and running back Tre Mask stepped up. Rolen should be back this week. Mask is one of Sherman’s biggest weapons. According to Howard, Mask is one of the best running backs in the district having rushed for over 750 yards and 15 TDs this season. Coach Howard stated, “The Bearcats have played good defense this year. We will have to play one of our better games this week. We need to play very close to mistake-free football.”
It’s senior night at Wylie Stadium. The final home game for the senior Pirates. Before the game, all senior football players, managers & video, trainers, cheerleaders, ROTC, Pacesetters and band members will be recognized on the field. It is also Blackout Night, and Blackout tees have been on sale this week.
Join the Pirates for their last home game of the season. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.
The JV Gray game vs. Rockwall that was scheduled for Wednesday, October 31st has been cancelled.