~Congratulations to our Pirates~

Aubrey Barr-softball-LeTourneau University, Longview, TX

Kameron Kelly-football-San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Alex Wesley-football-University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Israel Acuay-football-University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX


Congrats to the following Pirates for the 2013 Football Season:

Team MVP                                    Kameron Kelly

Most Valuable Offensive               Alex Wesley

Most Valuable Defensive               Israel Acuay & Divine Rockwell

MVP Special Teams                      Christian Salas & Elijah Harris

Fighting Spirit Award                     Laurent Njiki & Ja’Vareyea Hicks & Ricardo Sandoval

Most Improved Player                    Michael Kloza

2-Way MVP                                    Kameron Kelly


Brickbuilder & WPABC meet February 3

The Brickbuilders and WPABC will have their monthly meetings on Monday, February 3 in the IMPAC Classroom. Brickbuilders meet at 6:30 p.m. and WPABC at 7:30 p.m.

Come out and support your sport!


Banquet Update

The deadline to RSVP and buy your tickets for the football banquet has been extended to Tuesday, January 14, 2014.   To RSVP and buy football banquet tickets, please contact Carrie Evans in the IMPAC/Football Front Office no later than next Tuesday.   All monies for banquet tickets must be turned in by next Tuesday.   


MAXPREPS PICTURE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY -  The Wylie Pirates Athletic Booster Club (WPABC) has made arrangements for MaxPreps to be present to take pictures during the Football Banquet next Saturday.   Costs of the pictures will be $10 each with 50% of the proceeds going to Pirate Football. 


FOOTBALL BANQUET DRESS CODE - Dress code for the banquet is semi-formal.   

WHS Students - For the boys, button-down shirt and tie with slacks/dress pants.   For the girls, cocktail and/or evening dress.   No jeans, no tennis shoes or polo shirts!!!!    The Football Coaches have already communicated this to the football team and this was discussed at Brickbuilders Meeting this past Monday.



2013 Pirate Football Banquet











You can make your reservation and pay at the IMPAC office with Carrie Evans starting on Tuesday, January 7th.





Brickbuilders and WPABC Meet Monday, January 6

The Brickbuilders and WPABC will have their monthly meetings on Monday, January 6 in the IMPAC Classroom.   Brickbuilders meet at 6:30 p.m. and WPABC at 7:30 p.m.  

Come out and support your sport!



Spirit Trailer Christmas Sale

The WPABC will open the Spirit Shop Trailer on THURSDAY, DEC 19 during school lunches and all spirit wear will be on sale.  Great time to get some Christmas gifts!



THSCA Academic All-State Football Team Selections

Congrats to the following Pirate seniors who were selected to the 2013-14  THSCA Academic All-State Football Team (Class 4A):


1st TEAM

Alex Garza


2nd  TEAM

Alonzo Edwards

Laurent Njiki

Richardo Sandoval

Breelyn Weems

Greyson Williams



Victor Cheatham III

Devon Hughes

Kameron Kelly

Dylan Riley

Carlos Sanchez


These young men are being recognized for their academic accolades and for able to juggle the rigors of football while maintaining excellent grades.    


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Holiday Food Drive for Christian Care Center













The Pirates will do their Annual Holiday Food Drive for the Christian Care Center this Saturday and Sunday at Albertsons Market Wylie.  They will be collecting canned food donations and selling Pirate Cards.  Please come out and support the Christian Care Center and the Wylie Pirates' effort!



Viewpoint Bank Players of the Game - Quarterfinal Round




Wylie vs. Highland Park

Offense - Kameron Kelly and Laurent Njiki










Defense - Divine Rockwell and T.K. Rockwell










Special Teams - Israel Acuay and Alex Wesley














13-4A All-District Selections






Congratulations to the following players who were chosen All-District.









Kameron Kelly - QB/WR
Utility Player of the Year


1st Team All-District Offense










       Alex Wesley               Laurent Njiki
     Wide Receiver             Offensive Line      


1st Team All-District Defense









      Divine Rockwell              Israel Acuay
      Defensive Tackle          Defensive End
    Ja'Vareyea Hicks              Ramiro Gomez
     Inside Linebacker                 Safety










      Jarell Brown


2nd Team All-District Offense









      Tristen Clark           Castin Neumeyer
      Running Back            Offensive Line
2nd Team All-District Defense
       Michael Kloza              Elijah Harris
      Outside Linebacker          Safety
     Christian Salas
All-District Honorable Mention
     Devon Hughes                Carsen Cook
       Linebacker                   Quarterback
        Alex Garza              Greyson Williams
         Center                     Offensive Line
   Victor Cheatham             Brandon Dotson
     Offensive Line            Defensive Linebacker
       Ryan Beattie
   Defensive Linebacker

Dickey's BBQ Coach's Show - 2013 Season Wrap-up

















AHMOsome Season - 2013





Pirates Finish As Regional Semifinalists

In spite of the bitterly cold conditions, the Pirates valiantly attempted to overcome the Highland Park Scots to no avail.  The Scots defeated the Pirates 27-14 to become the Region II Champions.  They will now face Denton Guyer in the State semifinals next Saturday.

Carsen Cook finished the night with 16 completions of 38 attempts for 228 yards.  Kameron Kelly had the two touchdowns of the night with 121 receiving yards overall.

The Pirate defense attempted to hold the Scots on several drives forcing them to punt or turn over.  It did not prove enough though, as their defense did the same.

The 2013 Pirates concluded their season going four deep in the playoffs and having the title of Regional Semi-finalist.  Not a bad run at all!


Season notables

Carsen Cook    
Passing  178 Comp  324 Att  2467 Yds   22 TD  9 Int    
Rushing  102 Att  426 Yds  10 TD
Alex Wesley    
Rushing  39 Att  274 Yds  3 TD    
Receiving  96 Rec 1086 Yds  10 TD
Kameron Kelly
Passing   54 Comp  95 Att  832 Yds  5 TD  2 Int
Rushing  86 Att  568 Yds  13 TD
Receiving  58 Rec  946 Yds  11 TD
Total Team Offense  14 Games  2658 Rush   3320 Pass  5978  Yds



Statisical Summary - Defense vs. Highland Park

Defensive Line
Divine Rockwell 6 Total   4 Tkls   2 Ast   1 TFL   2 Hur
Micheal Johnson 1 Total   1 Tkls   1 TFL
Inside LB's
Ja'Vareyea Hicks    6  Total  5 Tkls  1 Ast 1 TFL  1 Sacks  2 Hur
Devon Hughes   3 Total  2 Tkls  1 Ast
Outside LB's
Izzy Acuay   7 Total   7 Tkls  1TFL  1Hur  1PBU  1CF
TK Rockwell   8 Total   6 Tkls  2Ast  1TFL 1PBU
Michael Kloza   3 Total  2 Tkls  1Ast  1Hur
Jarell Brown   3 Total  2 Tkls  1Ast  1PBU
Elijah Harris   4Total  4Tkls
Ramiro Gomez   3 Total  3Tkls  2PBU
Kameron Kelly    1 Total   1Ast  1Int


Statistical Summary - Offense vs. Highland Park

Carsen Cook    16 Comp  38 Att  228 Yds   1 TD  1 INT
Carsen Cook    17 Att  37 Yds  
Alex Wesley    5 Att  21 yds 
Kevin Tran    2 Att   17 Yds 
Kameron Kelly    2 Att   9 Yds  1TD
Dontae Slay    5 Att   6 Yds  
Romello Keck   1 Att   4 Yds 
T.K. Rockwell   1 Att   1 Yds
Kameron Kelly    6 Rec  121 Yds   1TD
Alex Wesley    4  Rec  41 Yds  
Jordan Whaley   4 Rec   36 Yds
Romello Keck    1 Rec   24 Yds 
Kevin Tran    1 Rec  6 Yds 
Scoring Summary - Wylie vs. Highland Park
First Quarter
HP     TD 8:51 Brooks Burgin 12-yard run (Will Sanders kick) (7-0)
Second Quarter
HP     TD 9:43 Campbell Brooks 15-yard pass from Brooks Burgin (Will Sanders kick) (14-0)
W      TD 3:14 Kameron Kelly 75-yard pass from Carsen Cook (Christian Salas kick) (14-7)
HP     TD 1:12 Mitchell Kaufman 40-yard interception return (Will Sanders kick) (21-7)
Third Quarter
W    TD 6:54 Kameron Kelly 3-yard run (Christian Salas kick) (21-14)
Fourth Quarter
HP TD 2:55 Cole Feigl 55-yard run (kick blocked) (27-14)


Listen Live to Tonight's Game

If you can't make it out to Allen Eagle Stadium, you can listen live to tonight's game as radio announcer Jordan Roberts will commentate with analyst Derek Draper and Sideline reporter Carlos Leal.  

The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. with kick-off at 7:00 p.m. Every game is broadcast and archived.  You can listen via your smartphone or on your desktop.

"Listen Live Now"  




Regional Championship/State Quarterfinals - RESCHEDULED

Game is rescheduled for Monday, Dec 9 with kickoff at 7:00 p.m. at Allen Eagle Stadium



















Tickets at the gate:  $10.00

Parking fee:  $5.00


Directions to Allen Eagle Stadium



Carsen Cook - VYPE DFW Muscle Milk Player of the Week






















Congratulations to Carsen Cook who is the VYPE DFW Muscle Milk Player of the Week for December 2, 2013.

CARSEN COOK      Wylie, QB       15 of 21, 360 off. yards, 5 TDs

He will appear on the Muscle Milk Players of the Week page in the January/February ’14 issue of VYPE High School Sports Magazine.




First Baptist Wylie Hall of Honor Profile - Chris Durbin


















In 2012, there was only one inductee into the Wylie Hall of Honor, 1999 graduate Chris Durbin. A baseball player, Chris played all four years of high school.  Coached by Kyle Craighead, his stats were quite impressive with a .520 batting average, 10 home runs and 48 RBI his junior year and a .547 batting average with 16 home runs and 53 RBI as a senior.

 “Chris was an outstanding player for me his junior and senior years at Wylie High School”, said Kyle Craighead.  “He was a 2-time All-State player who led our team in virtually every offensive category.  He had the uncanny ability to come up with the big hit every time one was needed.  As a senior, he led the area in both home runs and RBI’s.  Not only was he an outstanding player, but he was also one of the undisputed leaders on our team.”

When he looked back, Chris said that his 1999 season was the most exciting.  “Our team had a very good chance at winning a state championship. However, Grapevine and their pitcher, Ben King, seemed to put a kink in our plans.”  He also noted that he and Andrew McGuire, from Sherman High School, were in a tight home run race that year, making it an even more exciting season.  “We had a very cohesive team that worked very well together,” Chris shared.











Because of his tremendous athletic ability, many colleges recruited him like Texas A&M, UT and TCU, but he decided upon Baylor.  Chris led the Bears in several hitting categories and ranks among the all-time career leaders there.  Chris led in batting average (5th, .344), doubles (4th, 23), home runs (9th, 23), extra base hits (6th, 85), total bases (8th,346), and slugging percentage (9th, .569).  He was considered to have the best arm among outfielders in the Big 12.  Some of his college honors include being selected All-Big 12 three years and All-American selection his senior year. 

Durbin went on to play professionally being drafted in 2003 in the 10th round by the Boston Red Sox.  He played in their minor league for four years.  Retiring from baseball in 2007, Chris now lives in Grand Prairie with his wife, Kathryn Taylor-Durbin.  They have been married for ten years and have three sons, Taylor - 8, Braydon - 5 and Zachary - 2. Chris has worked as a police officer in Grand Prairie the last six years.















His advice to Pirate athletes and students, “I would tell them to choose their friends wisely and enjoy the time they have with their friends and family. From experience, I can say that the relationships we build with others is what truly matters in this world.”

“Additionally, I would tell them to be a positive influence in each other's lives and to have the courage to stand up for what is right. So many times we choose to sit quietly and go with the flow when we know something is not right. As a teenager, sometimes you do not realize the danger you put yourself in.  One wrong decision or choice can have huge consequences on your future. As a teen, we think we are invincible until something bad happens. Whether it be a bad choice with drinking, drugs, criminal activity, or racing your new car your parents bought you. It just takes one mistake to change your future. One of the most important things, and probably hardest to accept, is to "Control what I can control."  The only thing we have control over in this life is the choices we make and how we react to situations and how we respond to the choices that others make.”

“As a high school athlete you're "living the dream". But those dreams can be shattered and your future can change instantly if you aren't careful with your decisions.  As a young adult, you have your whole life ahead of you and I believe you have the ability to do great things and make a difference in this world. Never allow anyone to tell you that "you can't" or "you're not good enough".  Believe in yourself and your abilities, otherwise no one else will.  Hold yourself accountable if you fail and believe that you will win/succeed in the long run. To be a "winner" you have to be able to overcome adversity and persevere through the hard times.” 







Dickey's BBQ Coach's Show - Quarterfinal Playoff


















Albertsons Market Game of the Week - Wylie vs. Highland Park















Scouting the Scots

2013: 12-1 overall, 7-0 District
Last Week: Win over Mansfield Legacy 48-0
Last Three Games: W over Dallas Kimball (58-21), W over The Colony (38-17), W at Terrell (63-7)
Head Coach: Randy Allen  14th season


Key Offensive Players:
• #5 Brooks Burgin (Jr., QB):  202 of 332 passing (61%) for 3,110 Yds, 665 Yds rushing, 30 TD, 7 Int

• #4 Cole Feigl (Sr.,RB): 175 rushes for 887 yds (5.0 avg), 9 TD

• #39 Andrew Frost (Jr.,WR):  33 catches for 627 yds.(19.0 avg),  7 TDs

• #38 Kevin Ken (Jr.,WR):  35 catches for 473 yds. (13.5 avg), 5 TDs


Key Defensive Players:

• #92 Tanner Houghton (Sr. DB): 89 tackles (61 solo), 9 TFL, 3 S, 18 Hur, 3 CF, 1 FR, 3 PD

• #91  Brooks Oden (Sr. DL ):  71 tackles (47 solo), 1 S, 3 Hur, 3 PD, 2 CF, 2 FR, 3 PD

• #10  Mitchell Kaufman (Jr. LB):  64 tackles (43 solo), 5 TFL, 4 S, 3 Hur, 11 PD, 2 CF, 3 FR, 3 Int

• #11 Boomer Bakich (Jr. DB): 59 tackles (43 solo), 3 TFL, 1 S, 7 PD, 2 Int,


Wylie and Highland Park have a longstanding history.  This is the 15th time the two teams will meet, with Wylie having come very close but never being able to defeat them.   In 2004, Highland Park won by 1 point and in 2010 and 2011 by 3.  Friday night though will be the first time the two teams meet in the playoffs.    


Winning last week’s round of the regional semifinals was long overdue for the Highland Park Scots, who had lost in that round from 2008 to 2011.   Last season, they were eliminated in the first round. Although they lost their first game this season, they have been undeterred since, with 12 straight wins.


“This is a “normal” Highland Park team,” said Coach Bill Howard.   “They are methodical and very deliberate in what they do.   We have to execute, stay solid and play 48 minutes.  They will be fundamentally sound.  We will have to make plays and stop them from making plays.   We have to stay balanced.  Right now Highland Park is in the way of our goal, the goal we set at the beginning of the year.  We just have to play well to beat them.” 


The clash of the Scots and the Pirates will take place on Friday at Allen Eagle Stadium with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.  





Video Highlights - Wylie vs. South Oak Cliff






B&B Theatre Wylie Big Play of the Game - Wylie vs. South Oak Cliff




Congratulations to Carsen Cook on the BIG PLAY OF THE GAME






ViewPoint Bank Players of the Game - Regional Round




Wylie vs. South Oak Cliff

Offense:  Carsen Cook and Alex Garza










Defense:  Israel Acuay and Kameron Kelly










Special Teams:  Jordan Duvall and T.K. Rockwell













Pirates Advance to Quarterfinals!















The Pirates had a tremendous victory tonight as they defeated the South Oak Cliff Golden Bears 46-64.  Having dedicated the game to Austin Stryker made it a sweeter win.

It was a hard fought battle as both teams gave it their all in the first half. South Oak Cliff though was overcome in the 3rd by the Wylie defense and could not get a score on the board, while the Pirate offense continued to score, putting up no less than two touchdowns each quarter.

Statistical leaders for the Pirate offense were Carsen Cook, Dontae Slay and Alex Wesley.  Kameron Kelly once again had a great game playing both offense and defense.  

The Pirates advance to the Quarterfinals and will face Highland Park.  Details of the game will follow.

PASS: Carsen Cook, 15-21, 284 yds, 2 TDs
RUSH: Dontae Slay, 13 car, 77 yds, 0 TDs
REC: Alex Wesley, 7 rec, 88 yds, 2 TDs


Scoring Summary - Wylie vs. South Oak Cliff

First Quarter
SO  TD 11:09 JF Thomas 73-yard pass from Kenneth Arthur II (Ivan Lopez kick) (0-7)
W   TD 6:59 Carsen Cook 4-yard run (Christian Salas kick) (7-7)
W   TD 2:58 Carsen Cook 3-yard run (kick blocked) (13-7)
SO TD 2:31 JF Thomas 32-yard pass from Kenneth Arthur II (kick failed) (13-13)
W   TD 2:10 Carsen Cook 35-yard run (Christian Salas kick) (20-13)
Second Quarter
SO TD 11:31 Kenneth Arthur II 1-yard run (Ivan Lopez kick) (20-20)
W   TD 11:19 T.K. Rockwell 85-yard kickoff return (Christian Salas kick) (27-20)
W   TD 6:53 Alex Wesley 16-yard pass from Carsen Cook (Christian Salas kick) (34-20)
SO TD 6:30 Fonzale Davis 81-yard pass from Kenneth Arthur II (Ivan Lopez kick) (34-27)
SO TD 0:57 Kenneth Arthur II 1-yard run (kick failed) (34-33)
Third Quarter
W   TD 8:41 Alex Wesley 2-yard run (run failed) (40-33)
W   TD 4:11 Kameron Kelly 3-yard run (Christian Salas kick) (47-33)
Fourth Quarter
W   TD 11:55 Alex Wesley 7-yard pass from Carsen Cook (Christian Salas kick) (54-33)
SO TD 8:25 Jordan Stevenson 28-yard pass from Kenneth Arthur II (Ivan Lopez kick) (54-40)
W   TD 8:09 Kevin Tran 26-yard run (Christian Salas kick) (61-40)
W   FG 0:58 Christian Salas 29-yard field goal (64-40)
SO TD 0:00 Fonzale Davis 41-yard pass from Kenneth Arthur II (64-46)












Photo: Mike Stone


Statistical Summary - Offense vs. South Oak Cliff

Carsen Cook   15 Comp  21 Att  285 Yds  2 TD
Dontae Slay   13 Att  78 Yds  
Carsen Cook   14 Att  73 Yds  3TD
Kevin Tran   5 Att 60 Yds  1TD
Alex Wesley   6 Att  48 Yds  1TD
Romello Keck   2 Att  10 Yds 
T.K. Rockwell    2 Att  7 Yds 
Kameron Kelly   2 Att   2 Yds 1TD
Alex Wesley   7 Rec   88 Yds 2TD
Kameron Kelly    5 Rec   82Yds  
Darius Carter    2 Rec   64 Yds 
Jordan Whaley   1 Rec   51 Yds
 Statistical Summary - Defense vs. South Oak Cliff
Defensive Line
Divine Rockwell   3 Total  2 Tkls  1 Ast  2 TFL  2 Hur
Micheal Johnson   2 Total  2 Ast  1 Hur  1 PBU
Brandon Dotson    2 Total   1 Tkls   1 Ast   1TFL   1Sack
Ryan Beattie    2 Total  2 Tkls   1TFL
Inside LB's
Ja'Vareyea Hicks    8 Total  4Tkls  4Ast  1PBU
Devon Hughes    5 Total  2Tkls  3 Ast
Outside LB's
Izzy Acuay    7 Total  6 Tkls  1 Ast   3TFL   2Sacks
TK Rockwell    9Total   6Tkls   3Ast  1TFL  1Sack
Michael Kloza   1 Total  1Tkls
Jarell Brown    4 Total  4 Tkls   2PBU
Elijah Harris    4Total  4Tkls  1TFL
Ramiro Gomez    2 Total  1Tkls  1Ast


Listen Live to Tonight's Game

If you can't make it out to Allen Eagle Stadium, you can listen live to tonight's game as radio announcer Jordan Roberts will commentate with analyst Derek Draper and Sideline reporter Carlos Leal.  

The broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m. with kick-off at 7:00 p.m. Every game is broadcast and archived.  You can listen via your smartphone or on your desktop.

"Listen Live Now"  



First Baptist Wylie Hall of Honor Profile -

Mary Ann Groves Nall



























Mary Ann Groves Nall was one of the first inductees into the Wylie Sports Hall of Honor when it started back in 1998.  A 1964 graduate, Mary Ann played varsity basketball and lettered all four years of high school.  “Back then that was the only [high school] sport we [girls] played”, she said.  Playing “post” or center as it is now known, she was named All-district first team all four years.   Their team was quite successful and each year they made the play-offs.  “Each time we never got past regionals, but the play-off times were always special,” Mary Ann said. Their coach was R.C. Dodd and Mary Ann had such fond memories of him.  “He was such a wonderful person and he touched so many lives as a coach.  I just admire him so much and all he did for our team and school.  He was our mainstay.”















Upon graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth, in June and set up home in Wylie. Quite the athlete, Kenneth was also inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2009.  They raised their family here in Wylie and have been an integral part of the community. Mary Ann and Kenneth had been married 42 years when he passed away in 2006. Their two daughters, Stacey Cobb (WHS ‘84) and Christi Keisler (WHS ’88) have given them four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren with another one on the way in December. They keep her very busy.  She has also been very active in her church, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, over the years teaching Sunday school and helping in different areas. 

“We had so much fun back in those days.  We had a wonderful time and I give so much credit to Coach R.C. Dodd for the example he was to us.  Everyone loved him so much.  He kept a lot kids on the straight and narrow!”  Her exhort to Pirate athletes and students alike, “Respect your coaches and your teammates.  Be proud of your school and do the best you can to represent it and your fellow students.”







Dickey's BBQ Coach's Show - Wylie vs. Mansfield Summit (Area Playoff)

















Albertsons Market Game of the Week - Wylie vs. Mansfield Summit













Scouting the Jaguars

2013: 6-5 overall, 5-2 District
Last Week: Win over Nacogdoches 25-15
Last Three Games: W at Lancaster (29-27), W vs Mansfield Legacy (30-33), L vs. Ennis (19-3)
Head Coach: Travis Pride  4th season

Key Offensive Players:
• #10 Braden Nolen (So., QB):  160 of 272 passing (58%) for 2,220 Yds (202.1 avg), 20 TD, 8 Int
• #4 Jordan Hester (Sr.,RB): 152 rushes for 954 yds (6.28 avg), 7 TD
• #88 Johnson Ubani (Sr.,WR):  36 catches for 582 yds.(16.2 avg),  6 TDs, 30 long
• #12 Burrell Taylor (Sr.,WR):  28 catches for 480 yds. (17.1 avg), 4 TDs, 64 long
• #15 Jordan Aikens (Sr.,WR):  25 catches for 333 yds. (13.32 avg), 3 TDs
Key Defensive Players:
• #2 Jearld McGlothin (Sr. MLB): 120 tackles (40 solo), 8 TFL, 1 S, 1 Hur, 3 CF, 2 PD
• #20 Eric Jones (Jr. DB): 91 tackles (24 solo), 1 TFL, 3 PD
• #3 Christian Taylor (Sr. S):  88 tackles (21 solo), 1 TFL, 4 PD, 1 CF,
• #7 Kawan Henry (Sr. DE): 53 tackles (19 solo), 10 TFL, 3 PD, 1 FR, 1 CF


The Jaguars’ 29-27 win over Lancaster gave them their place in the playoffs this season.  Having been bi-district champs in 2010 and 2011, they longed to return.  Beating Nacogdoches 25-15 last week gave them that victory.  Hoping to further their run, they will face the Pirates this week in the area round.  Their last significant run was in 2004 when they were Quarterfinalist.

“Mansfield Summit is a very good team,” said Head Coach Bill Howard. “They run a 3-4 defense and spread offense.  They play very much like we do.  Their special teams are almost identical to ours.  They have a very good kicker.   Friday night is going to come down to the team that executes the best and takes care of the ball.  The weather is not going to be very good probably, so the team that can mentally overcome that and not worry about it and just go out and play the game, is probably the one that is going to win.”

Summing it up Howard said, “We are looking pretty good.  We had good practices this week…we are ready to go!”  

Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. at Southlake Carroll Dragon Stadium.  Come out and support the Pirates!








Regional Round Playoff


















Tickets at the Gate:  $10.00

Parking: $5.00

Team send-off from Wylie Stadium - Friday at 3:15 p.m.

Directions to Allen Eagle Stadium




There will be a send-off for the team in front of Wylie Stadium tomorrow Friday 11/28 at 3:15 p.m.   Please make plans to join us for a spirited send-off.   Bring your signs, posters and Pirate Cheer. . . AHMO!!!



The Pirates have decided to dedicate tomorrow's game against SOC Golden Bears to Austin Stryker, lone survivor of the deadly Arizona car crash that killed his parents and twin brother.   The Stryker Family are from Allen, TX and were on their way to Las Vegas for a hockey tournament at the time of the crash.

As a tribute to Austin, the team is going to chant "Austin" instead of AHMO when they run out of the inflatable at the beginning of the game.  Please join the Pirates in solidarity and prayers for Austin as he deals with the death of his parents and twin brother.  

For more information about the Stryker family tragedy, please click HERE




The Pirates WILL practice rain, sleet or snow.  Coaches will be available and ready to pick up and drop off any player who is or whose parent is uncomfortable driving in the inclement weather.  Please notify the coaches if a ride is needed on Monday or Tuesday.


MONDAY, 11/25 -  8:00 - 11:30 a.m.    Practice-Freshmen/JV/Varsity

TUESDAY, 11/26 - 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.    Practice-Freshmen/JV/Varsity

WEDNESDAY, 11/27  -  8:00 - 10:30 a.m.   Practice-Freshmen/JV/Varsity

THURSDAY, 11/28  -  7:00 a.m.   Practice- VARSITY ONLY!

                                9:00 a.m.  Varsity Breakfast

                                9:30 - 10:00 a.m.   Team meeting - VARSITY ONLY!

FRIDAY, 11/29 -  2:00 p.m.  Freshmen/JV/Varsity arrive to pack and load buses

                           3:15 p.m.  Send-off from Wylie Stadium



First Baptist Wylie Hall of Honor Profile - 2013 Inductees Recap




Congratulations to the 2013 Hall of Honor Inductees – Preston Nix, Brenna O’Dell Patton and Aron Saffell.  Here are more VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS from the ceremony.





Dickey's BBQ Coach's Show - Wylie vs. South Oak Cliff (Regional)


















Albertsons Market Game of the Week - Wylie vs. South Oak Cliff













Scouting the Golden Bears

2013: 11-1 overall, 6-1 District
Last Week: Win over Frisco Centennial 63-37
Last Three Games: W over Dallas Samuell (51-7), W at Dallas Kimball (48-14), W vs. Dallas Molina (14-63)
Head Coach: Emmett Jones  2nd season

Key Offensive Players:
• #1 Kenneth Arthur II (Sr., QB):  133 of 204 passing (65%) for 2,598 Yds (216.5 avg), 338 Yds rushing, 36 TD, 4 Int
• #2 Jordan Stevenson (Jr.,RB): 204 rushes for 1928 yds (7.5 avg), 17 TD
• #5 Fonzale Davis (Sr.,WR):  67 catches for 1421 yds.(21.21 avg),  16 TDs, 40 long
• #6 JF Thomas (Jr.,WR):  30 catches for 489 yds. (16.3 avg), 13 TDs
Key Defensive Players:
• #15 Marvin Terry (So. DE): 119 tackles (71 solo), 28 TFL, 21 S, 30 Hur, 4 CF, 5 FR, 1 PD
• #55 Jalen Goss (Jr. DL ): 114 tackles (62 solo), 30 TFL, 11 S, 19 Hur, 4 PD, 1 CF
• #8  Willie Parker (Sr. LB):  119 tackles (62 solo), 16 TFL, 3 S, 13 Hur, 1 PD, 1 CF, 1 FR
• #9 Kemonte Tompkins (Sr. LB): 98 tackles (44 solo), 14 TFL, 1 S, 6 PD


Having a 38-8 record the last four seasons, South Oak Cliff is a regular contender in the Class 4A playoffs.  2010 was the last time though, they were Bi-district champs.  This season, they have advanced to the Regional round with an 11-1 record.  The last Golden Bears team with a longer run was the 2007 squad led by current Lancaster coach Chris Gilbert, which made it to the Regional semifinals. 

“South Oak Cliff is a very talented team,” said Pirate Head Coach Bill Howard.  “Their quarterback can throw and run the ball.  They have a good running back and a corps of good receivers.  Their offensive line is pretty good and their defense can get after it.  It’s going to be a tremendous fight Friday night.”

In looking at what the Pirates will need to do he said, “They have a lot of big playmakers.  We have to play good defense and tackle good on defense.  Their defense have speed and are very disciplined.   They will put a lot of pressure on us.  We’ve got to pick up the blitzes and get the ball out to our receivers and playmakers, who have to make plays.” 

Although it’s Thanksgiving week, the Pirates have been practicing every day and have had a very good week.  “This is our 8th Thanksgiving day in the last 12 years that we have practiced on, so we have much to be thankful for,” remarked Coach Howard.

The Pirates will face the Golden Bears on Friday at Allen Eagle Stadium with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets will be $10 at the gate.  Come out and support the Pirates as they contend for the Regional title.



B&B Theatre Wylie Big Play of the Game - Wylie vs. Mansfield Summit




Congratulations to Alex Wesley on the BIG PLAY OF THE GAME






Video Highlights - Wylie vs. Mansfield Summit














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ViewPoint Bank Players of the Game - Area Round




Wylie vs. Mansfield Summit - Area Round


Offense:  Kameron Kelly and Carsen Cook










Defense:  Kameron Kelly and Divine Rockwell










Special Teams:  Alex Wesley and Elijah Harris














Area Champs!
























Photo:  Mark Cook

Rain and freezing temps did not deter the AHMO spirit last night as the Pirates defeated Mansfield Summit 49-18 in the Class 4A Division I Region II Area round of the 2013 Playoffs.  The Pirate offense was on the top of their game with 401 yards total offense, while the Pirate defense held the Jaguars to only 190 yards.

Carsen Cook had 13 of 24 for 204 passing yards. He also rushed for team-leading 71 yards. Kameron Kelly had 105 yards receiving and four touchdowns total.

The Pirates will advance to the regional round facing Dallas South Oak Cliff at Allen Eagle Stadium on Friday, November 29th at 7:30 p.m.













Wylie vs. Mansfield Summit Scoring Summary

First Quarter
W   TD 7:43 Kameron Kelly 19-yard pass from Carsen Cook (Christian Salas kick) (7-0)
MS   TD 4:12 Lane Schwab 11-yard pass from Braden Nolen (Ryan Rodriguez kick) (7-7)
W   TD 3:59 Alex Wesley 75-yard kickoff return (Christian Salas kick) (14-7)
Second Quarter
W    TD 5:26 Kameron Kelly 11-yard pass from Carsen Cook (Christian Salas kick) (21-7)
MS   FG 2:46 Ryan Rodriguez 29-yard field goal (21-10)
MS   TD Jearld McGlothin 70-yard fumble return (Lane Schwab run) (21-18)
W   TD 0:58 Kameron Kelly 5-yard run (Christian Salas kick) (28-18)
Third Quarter
W   TD 7:59 Carsen Cook 2-yard run (Christian Salas kick) (35-18)
W   TD 3:17 Kameron Kelly 29-yard pass from Carsen Cook (Christian Salas kick) (42-18)
W   TD 0:50 Dontae Slay 3-yard run (Christian Salas kick) (49-18)
Statisical Summary - Defense vs. Mansfield Summit
Defensive Line
Divine Rockwell   3 Total   3Tkls  2TFL  3Hur
Micheal Johnson 1 Total   1Tkls  1Hur
Brandon Dotson  4 Total   2Tkls  2Ast   1Hur
Ryan Beattie      1  Total  1Tkls
Inside LB's
Ja'Vareyea Hicks   8 Total  6Tkls   2Ast   1TFL
Devon Hughes    5 Total   3Tkls   2Ast
Grant Scott 1PBU
Outside LB's
Izzy Acuay    3 Total    2Tkls   1Ast   1TFL
TK Rockwell   3 Total   1Tkls    2Ast   1PBU
Michael Kloza 1 Total   1Tkls   1PBU
Jordan Duvall   1 Total  1Tkls
Elijah Harris  1 Total  1Tkls  1Int  1FR
Ramiro Gomez   3 Total   3Tkls  1Int
Evan Bailey   1 Total   1Tkls
Emanual Calhoune   1 Total  1Tkls
Kameron Kelly     2 Total   1Tkls  1Ast   2PBU  1Int
Obinna Amadi    1 Total   1Tkls







Statistical Summary - Offense vs. Mansfield Summit

Carsen Cook  13 Comp  24 Att  204 Yds  3TD
Carsen Cook   10 Att   71 Yds  1TD
Dontae Slay    11 Att   39 Yds  1TD  1Fmb
Alex Wesley     4 Att   27 Yds  
Romello Keck   9 Att   30 Yds 
Tristen Clark     4 Att   13 Yds  1Fmb
Kevin Tran        6 Att   17 Yds 
Kameron Kelly  1 Att    5 Yds   1TD
Austin Pegues   1 Att    6 Yds
Kameron Kelly    5 Rec   105 Yds  3TD
Jordan Whaley    2 Rec     58 Yds
Alex Wesley       5 Rec     41 Yds
Romello Keck      1 Rec       0 Yds






Area Round Playoff

















Tickets will be on sale in the Impac office until Friday at 2:00 p.m.
Pre-game tickets - Adults $6.00  Students $4.00
Tickets at the gate:  $8.00
Parkiing fee:  $3.00 per vehicle
Send off for the Pirates from Wylie Stadium at 2:45pm Friday.




Friday Night's Photos




















Photo credit:  Cindy Anderson

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