In a hard fought game at Wylie Stadium, Sachse came from behind to win 56-52, with 1:48 left, giving Wylie a loss for its season opener.
Both teams traded the lead back and forth the entire game but a last second pick by Sachse ended a come from win for Wylie.
Wylie showed glimpses of greatness as a young offense, led alternately by Kameron Kelly and Carsen Cook, with strong showings by sophomore Jordan Whaley and senior Alex Wesley at receiver, garnered 268 yards in the air.
Strong defensive play, led by Ja’Varyea Hicks’s interception and Elijah Harris’s tackling, held Sachse to a field goal in the 3rd quarter, giving Wylie a commanding 52-34 lead going into the 4th quarter, where Wylie had a hard time executing, allowing Sachse to come from behind for the win.
The Pirates face West Mesquite at Wylie Stadium this Friday night. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
The Brickbuilders will have their monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. All football parents are invited to attend.
The Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club will meet immediately following at 7:30 p.m. All Parents of athletes are invited to attend.
See all the action from Friday night in our Photo Gallery.
Special thanks to Emily Bauer and Cindy Anderson.
Wylie vs. Sachse - Zero Week
OFFENSE: Kameron Kelly and Carsen Cook
DEFENSE: Israel Acuay and Ja'Vareyea Hicks
SPECIAL TEAMS: Elijah Harris and Alex Wesley
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|Hur=Hurries on QB||PBU=Pass Break Up||FR=Fumble Recovery|
We apologize as we are having technical difficulties with the live broadcast tonight. the scoreboard is being updated,as well as, Facebook.
|Lovejoy, 62||Frisco Heritage, 42|
|Greenville, 22||Princeton, 34|
|Wylie East, 22||Red Oak, 23|
|Royse City, 12||Forney, 21|
|Sherman, 31||Little Elm, 14|
|Denison, 27||Frisco Centennial, 45|
|McKinney North, 34||Carrollton Newman Smith, 17|
|Wylie 52, Sachse 56 Final|
|10:10||S||Devin Duvernay 31-yard run (John Pannell kick)||
|8:08||Wylie||Kameron Kelly 39-yard run (Christian Salas kick)||
|5:20||Wylie||Kameron Kelly 13-yard pass from Carsen Cook (Christian Salas kick)||
|0:31||S||Bruce Brookins 4-yard pass from Kent Myers (John Pannell kick)||
|10:05||Wylie||Jordan Whaley 5-yard run (Christian Salas kick)||
|8:17||S||Kent Myers 1-yard run (John Pannell kick)||
|6:35||S||Devin Duvernay 32-yard pass from Kent Myers (John Pannell kick)||
|6:19||Wylie||Alex Wesley 98-yard kickoff return (Christian Salas kick)||
|2:19||S||John Pannell 22-yard field goal||
|11:10||Wylie||Carsen Cook 2-yard run (kick blocked)||
|6:40||Wylie||Kameron Kelly 6-yard pass from Carsen Cook (run failed)||
|4:56||S||John Pannell 24-yard field goal||
|4:37||Wylie||Jordan Whaley 62-yard pass from Carsen Cook (pass failed)||
|11:56||Wylie||Carsen Cook 1-yard run (kick blocked)||
|9:36||S||James Mayden 13-yard pass from Kent Myers (Tyrique Edwardsfrom Kent Myers)||
|6:50||S||Kent Myers 56-yard run (John Pannell kick)||
|1:48||S||Devine Ozigbo 3-yard run (John Pannell kick)||
Walking on the field tonight as captains for the Pirates will be seniors Israel Acuay, Jarell Brown, Kameron Kelly and Laurent Njiki. Three of the four have been on varsity the last three years, bringing with them much experience.
Israel Acuay, who is a two-year starter, is an extremely talented athlete that plays different positions. “He uses his personality to relate to people,” said Coach Howard.
Representing the defense is Jarell Brown, who leads the secondary. “He is kind of quiet and will need to come out of his shell, but he is a very savvy football player,” said Howard.
Kameron Kelly, starting quarterback, is a leader by position. “Being in the forefront, he has a little pressure on him,” said Coach Howard. Kelly has shown though that he can rise to the occasion.
Offensive lineman Laurent Njiki has been a leader on offense the last two years and brings with him a stableness. Coach Howard noted, “He is very educated and very smart. He is a rock, we can build on. All four are very good young men of high character and will be excellent leaders.”
Come visit the Spirit Shop Trailer to get your new T-Shirt & Hoodie designs. We will be open every Home Varsity Game at 6:30 p.m. until the end of the game.
The 2013 Pirate Cards that feature discounts from our sponsors, including 5% off every purchase at Albertson's, our title sponsor, are now available.
Get yours now at the Impac office for $20 per card.
It was a fierce match up last year as the Pirates met the Mustangs at Garland’s Williams Stadium. During the first quarter, starting quarterback Kameron Kelly was injured and Carsen Cook assumed the role for the Pirates. In spite of putting up a good fight, Wylie ended with a loss in overtime with a score of 36-44.
Last season, Sachse finished second in 11-5A with an 8-3 record. Sachse returns quarterback Kent Myers, who passed for 2,803 yards and 28 touchdowns while rushing for 1,202 yards and 17 touchdowns. They also have a senior-laden defense with lots of experience and a very talented secondary. “Overall they have great team speed and depth at their skill positions which will help them on a hot night, as it’s going to be hot Friday night”, noted Pirate Head Coach Bill Howard.
When asked what the Pirates need to do, Coach Howard said, “We need to limit our mistakes. We have to win the turnover battle and we also have to win the line of scrimmage, offensively and defensively. If we do that and play good solid hard-nosed football for 48 minutes, we have a chance to win.”
Wylie B & B Theatres, who is one of our new Gold Sponsors and proud supporter of the Wylie Pirates, would like to show their support by hosting a Fundraiser Event on Wednesday August 28, 2013.
To pump up the fans, B & B Theatres will be hosting a “Retro Night” on August 28, 2013 at 7:00pm showing “ FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS”…The tickets are only $5.00. This is for one night only! As a special treat, you can come out and meet the 2013 Varsity Captains who will be at the Theatre between 5:45pm & 6:45pm.
YOU MUST BRING THIS FLYER TO THE THEATER FOR THE WPABC TO RECEIVE THE 10% DONATION FROM TICKET & CONCESSION SALES. Let’s show our support by spreading the word and make this a successful event.
As the Pirates finish their second week of 2-a-days, and ready themselves for their scrimmage against Jesuit, we caught up with Coach Slechta and Coach Carter to see how pre-season practices have gone for both the offense and defense.
The Pirates were in off-season training for the majority of the summer, working on strength and conditioning, along with participating in 7 on 7 and linemen challenges. After completing their first day in pads, Coach Carter felt that they had retained a lot from spring ball. He said, “Everything looked good and they were playing fast.” Having graduated several from the defense, the Pirates were looking to build their defensive line and secondary. With a mix of returning starters and upcoming juniors, the Pirates will start with a good rotation. Returning for the D-Line are Micheal Johnson and Divine Rockwell. With the help of Ryan Beattie and Brandon Dotson, they’ll make up a capable defensive line rotation. The linebackers also have a solid returning core with Ja’Varyea Hicks, Devon Hughes, Izzy Acuay and T’Kevian Rockwell and strong up and comers in Ricardo Sandoval and Michael Kloza. Rockwell will play both ways, so the flexibility of rotation will be a plus. The secondary this season gives the Pirates experience and freshness. Playing the position of safety will be Elijah Harris, Romiro Gomez,, Obinna Amadi, and Kameron Kelly, who will assist when he is not on offense. Returning senior cornerback Jarell Brown will provide leadership for the secondary along with Evan Bailey, Josh Chikumbindi and Ja’Kweylon Oliver, who will play both ways. Coach Carter noted that their goal for this season was to play as few plays as possible on defense. “If our defense isn’t on the field, our opponents don’t have a chance to score. Our goal and focus is 3rd downs this year, and to get our defense off the field and our offense out on the field. We have some weapons on offense and those guys need to be on the field.”
The offensive line this season is one of the strongest the Pirates have had in experience and depth. Heading up the O-Line will be returning starters Laurent Njiki, Greyson Williams, Alex Garza, Victor Cheatham, and Castin Neumeyer. Carlos Sanchez will also play right tackle and Brody Wright, who is injured at the moment, will also be an option. It’s an experienced group and a strength for the team. There are five possible starters in the running back position. T’Kevian Rockwell will start on defense, but play his part on offense, as well. Other players making up the group are Tristen Clark, Dontae Slay, Romello Keck, and Kevin Tran. Each has their strengths which should give the Pirates good options in this area. With the receiving corp last season mainly being seniors, the Pirates focus in spring ball was to find capable replacements. Among this talented group will be returning starter Alex Wesley, Dylan Riley, Darius Carter and Jordan Whaley.
The Pirates are in a very good place when it comes to signal callers, with two quarterbacks with about the same varsity experience. Kameron Kelly, a senior, will bring much athleticism to the position as he is very comfortable throwing and running the ball. Carsen Cook, a more “true” quarterback, ended last season with 2,315 passing yards for the season. Expectations at the quarterback position are very high.
The Pirates will face Jesuit in their pre-season scrimmage this evening. Jesuit High School is a 5A school and a play-off team that is well-coached. This will be a great warm-up for the Pirates, giving them a chance to measure themselves. Pirates head coach Bill Howard said, ‘It’s not about winning or losing, but about getting better. It gives the players a chance to show us on film what they can do in a game against other people. It’s a very important scrimmage, and it’s important for us to play well and important for us to execute. It’s a great measuring stick for us to see where we are right now.”
The scrimmage will take place at Jesuit’s Postell Stadium with the Freshmen playing at 4:00 p.m., the Junior Varsity at 5:00 p.m. and the Varsity at 6:00 p.m.
Game times: Freshmen 4:00pm JV 5:00pm Varsity 6:00pm
Haggar Stadium has recently been renamed Postell Stadium.
Click here for directions.
Bring the family and join us for Meet the Pirate Night on Saturday, August 24 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Wylie Stadium. Several sports and clubs will have booths with games and prizes. There will be a Pie Toss with a chance to throw a pie at Coach Howard! That Wylie Band will perform and all Fall sports participants and coaches will be introduced. Some of the other exciting activities for the night include:
Colorado Getaway Drawing
Pirate Football is having a drawing for a 7-day Vacation to Colorado Springs. (Airfare not included). Tickets are - 3 tickets for $20 suggested donation/1 ticket for $10 suggested donation. Drawing will be done at the Black-Out Night Game (need not be present to win). Estimated value of vacation - $3,200
Cowboys Tickets Drawing
There will also be a drawing for a chance to WIN a Pair of Cowboys Tickets to the November 3rd Game against the Minnesota Vikings at the AT&T Stadium! TWO CLUB LEVEL SEATS AND a parking pass included in package! Club Level seats enjoy complimentary food, air conditioned concourse, covered seating & more... Win and Go like a Pirate! Estimated Value of Ticket Package ($755) Tickets will be on sale at Meet the Pirate Night (3 tickets/$20 suggested donation). Drawing of the Winner will take place during the 2013 Homecoming game (Oct 18). Winner need not be present at drawing.
Anytime Fitness Duck Toss
Win a Pair of Football Sideline Passes to a 2013 Pirate Football Home Game by signing up to play in the Duck Toss Game during Meet the Pirate Night. Get a chance to see the action up front and personal. Hang out with the Coaches and Players at the Game (Play calling not included in this prize package).
Pirate Cake Walk
Walk like a pirate football player and get a chance to win fabulous cakes & desserts. Are you as fast as a Pirate Wide-Receiver or as strong as a Pirate Offensive Lineman? Come show us your fancy footwork and moves. Prizes – Assorted cakes baked by Pirate Football Moms (their sons not included in prize package)!
The Pirates will of course be on hand signing footballs for the kiddos. Come and join us as we celebrate the start of the season!
The 2013 Fall schedule for all teams has been updated. Please go to the events tab above and click schedule. For a printable version of all teams - click here.
All Football Parents are asked to attend the Parent Meeting on Wednesday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the stadium. This is an important pre-season meeting for all parents who have a son playing football this season.
Monday, August 12th is the start of the 2013 season with 2-A-Days beginning for Varsity, JV and Freshmen. Please click here for the complete schedule.
There will be a Football Parent Meeting on Wednesday, August 14th at 7:30 p.m. All parents are asked to attend.
The Pirates will pre-season scrimmage with Jesuit at Jesuit High School on Friday, August 23rd. Check back for more details.
Come and join the Pirates on Monday, August 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Whataburger in Murphy. 20% of all sales from both dine in and drive through will support the Pirates. THANK YOU WHATABURGER FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF PIRATE FOOTBALL!!
Calling all Pirate Football Moms and Pirate Ladies!!!!
Sign up for the Pirate Mom’s Double Putt-Putt Golf tournament (2 member teams) for $20 per person and you could win a glamorous Spa Day!!!
DATE OF EVENT: August 3, 2013
LOCATION: Woodbridge Golf Club,
7400 Country Club Drive, Wylie, TX 75098
$20 per person/$40 per team
Registration comes with a drink and hot dog. Limited to 36 teams. Registration open to the public and to ladies of all ages!!! 9 teams will play at a time starting at the following tee-off times: 6:00 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.
1st place winning team gets $125 spa day each!!! Yes, you and your teammate each win $125 spa day. That’s a combined value of $250!!! Consolation prizes for best team name, best dressed team, best showmanship, first to sign up, etc. Plenty of amazing prizes to go around.
Will it be you and your BFF? Or will it be you and your daughter? Or will it be you and your Mom? Or how about you and your sister? Or maybe you and another Pirate Mom? Or what about you and your church member? Making your best shot for $125 spa day.
WANNA INCREASE YOUR ODDS - You can enter more once and with a different partner.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS AUGUST 1. To register or sign up, please click here for registration form and drop it off with payment in the WHS Athletic Front Office.