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.
This Friday is Senior Night and Blackout 2013. Shirts are available for purchase during lunch times this week. Pre-orders can be picked up at that time, as well. Cost: $10
For any questions, please contact Jalina Dotson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-205-0645.
Pirate Football is having a drawing for a 7-day Vacation to Steamboat Springs, CO (Airfare not included). Estimated value of vacation - $3,200
The drawing will take place at the end of the 3rd quarter (need not be present to win).
Tickets will be available at the Spirit Trailer (3 tickets for $20 suggested donation/1 ticket for $10 suggested donation)
Someone will get a great vacation for about $20 - you can’t beat that!
In recognition of our senior football players, Pirate Football has a Pre-game Gathering/Spirit Night on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Chili’s Restaurant in Wylie. 15% of all sales between 4PM -10PM will go towards Pirate Football with the presentation of flyer and/or mention that you are there for Pirate Football. Click HERE for flyer.
Come out and celebrate our seniors before they take to the field on Friday Night for the very last time as Wylie Pirates in Wylie Stadium.
This being the last home game for the Pirates, it is Blackout night and the night all seniors are honored. The senior football players, managers & video, trainers, cheerleaders, ROTC, Pacesetters and band members will be recognized before the game.
Blackout shirts will be on sale during lunch times this week.
The JV Gray game that was scheduled in Rockwall has been cancelled. Their next game is scheduled for Nov. 7th vs. Frisco Centennial at Wylie Stadium.
Here are the other activities this week:
THURSDAY, OCT. 31
5:30 pm Freshmen White vs. Sherman @ Wylie Stadium
7:00 pm Freshmen Maroon vs. Sherman @ Wylie Stadium
5:30 pm JV Black @ Sherman - Bearcat Stadium
FRIDAY, NOV. 1
7:30 pm Varsity vs. Sherman @ Wylie Stadium (Senior Night/Blackout)