There are lots of activities this week as it is Pirate Homecoming 2013! Monday is the Homecoming Parade with the theme, “The Greatest Show on Earth”. The Wylie Sports Hall of Honor will hold their 2013 Induction Ceremony. There will be an AHMO Homecoming Tailgate starting at 5:00 p.m. beside the Impac. It’s FREE, just bring your school spirit! For the game, the Pirates will wear pink socks in honor of cancer awareness month. Special thanks to Rosa’s Cafe for their sponsorship of this. Coach Howard will make a special presentation for cancer awareness month after the first quarter. Homecoming court will be presented during half-time. Come out and support the Pirates during this special week!
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GREENVILLE--Carson Cook threw for 337 yards and two scores and ran for another as Wylie (3-3, 2-1) amassed 507 yards while defeating Greenville (0-6, 0-3) in District 13-4A play.
Kameron Kelly and Alex Wesley combined for 224 yards and 22 receptions for Wylie which scored 35 consecutive points between the second and third quarter.
Wylie turned four of five lost Greenville fumbles into 24 points, starting with Michael Kloza's 20-yard fumble return in the second quarter that provided the eventual decisive points.
The 2013 Wylie Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the First Baptist Wylie Events Center at 12:00 p.m.
The Wylie Sports Hall of Honor was established in 1998 by Athletic Director Mark Ball. It exists to recognize and honor men and women who have brought honor and distinction to Wylie Sports through their athletic achievement, community service and character.
In 1999, a golf tournament was held to raise funds for the organization, which has continued on a regular basis to assist in the organization's endeavors.
The Hall of Honor currently funds scholarships to athletes from Wylie High and Wylie East each year. In June, two athletes from each school each received $1000 scholarships.
Over 60 athletes and 1 team have been inducted into the Hall of Honor.
After a disappointing loss last week to Wylie East, the Pirates will make their way to Greenville Friday night for a face-off with the Lions.
Coming off of a 35-21 loss to the Raiders, the Pirates hope to make a turn around this week as they play the 0-5 Greenville team. The Lions encountered the Lovejoy Leopards on Friday night and walked away with a 48-7 loss.
Last year when the two teams met, the Pirates were 0-5 also and surprised the Lions with a 50-7 victory at home.
Greenville finished with 209 yards of total offense against Lovejoy. Senior Running back Tyler Matthews had a third straight game with over 100 yards rushing. For the season, he’s racked up 482 yards on 85 carries.
“Greenville plays very hard. They will chip at you”, said Coach Howard. “Coach Sedberry is a good coach and does a good job with his program.”
District 13-4A is tight right now with six teams tied with 1-1 records. Every game counts, so the Pirates have to play hard and a solid 48 minutes of football, if they hope to secure their place in the play-offs.
Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. at T. A. Cotton Ford Stadium, Greenville.
Photos from Friday Night's game vs. Wylie East are up in the Photo Gallery
The game scheduled for JV Gray vs. Rowlett has been cancelled. Only JV Black will play on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Wylie vs. Wylie East BIG PLAY OF THE GAME
Monday, October 7
Brickbuilders Meeting 6:30 p.m. Impac Classroom
WPABC Meeting 7:30 p.m. Impac Classroom
Thursday, October 10
Freshmen White at Greenville 5:30 p.m.
Freshmen Maroon at Greenville 7:00 p.m.
JV Black vs. Greenville Wylie Stadium 5:30 p.m.
JV Gray vs. Rowlett Wylie Stadium 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 11
Varsity at Greenville T.A. Cotton Ford Stadium 7:30 p.m.
Monday, October 7th is Fair Day. Freshmen will NOT practice. JV/Varsity will practice from 7:00 - 10:30 a.m. This is a MANDATORY practice.
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Wylie vs. Wylie East
Offense: Alex Wesley and Victor Cheatham
Defense: Divine Rockwell and Michael Kloza
Special Teams: Carsen Cook and Romello Keck
Wylie East 35, Wylie 28
WYLIE — Quarterback Garrett McCain rolled up 342 total yards and three touchdowns to rally Wylie East to an upset win over cross-town rival Wylie at Wylie ISD Stadium.
McCain and East (2-3, 1-1 in District 13-4A) jumped out to a surprising 21-0 lead three minutes into the second quarter with a 5-yard keeper and a pair of bombs (84 and 70 yards) to sophomore receiver Jared Wyatt.
Wylie (2-3, 1-1), ranked 10th in SportsDays Class 4A area rankings, would rally in the second half behind quarterback Kameron Kelly, receiver Alex Wesley, and linebacker Michael Kloza. Kelly connected with Wesley on a 59-yard post for a touchdown two plays into the second half and Wesley took an end-around for a 13-yard score almost three minutes later. Kelly would put Wylie ahead with a 13-yard touchdown run with 4:55 remaining in the 4th quarter. Kelly’s go-ahead score was setup by Kloza’s blocked punt. Kloza intercepted McCain earlier in the quarter and added a sack, forced fumble, and recovery in the first half. Kelly finished with 193 yards passing, 57 rushing, and three touchdowns.
McCain, who had been shutout the entire second half, responded with a 4-play drive for 63 yards that running back Kevon Mack finished off with a 12-yard run. The drive was highlighted by another long reception by Wyatt, who finished with five catches for 216 yards and two scores. Playing without their kicker, McCain also handled kicking duties (3 PATs) and served as the team’s punt returner. Wylie had one last chance but Wesley was ruled down two yards short on 4th down at the East 45-yard line.
Sherman 24 Denison 42
Wylie 28 Wylie East 35
McKinney North 42 Royse City 13
Greenville 7 Lovejoy 48
The 1982 graduating class of Wylie High School has the most Hall of Honor inductees with six class members being inducted over the years. Daniel Jones is one of those six, as he was inducted into the Wylie Hall of Honor in 2006.
A multi-sport athlete, Jones played baseball, football, basketball and ran track all four years of high school. As a sophomore, junior and senior, he received all district honors in baseball and football. As a sophomore, he began his varsity career playing tight end and strong safety. One of his most memorable games was his first touchdown pass as a sophomore, when the Pirates played against Lake Dallas. His older brother, a senior at the time, was also on the team.
After graduating, he went on to play football for East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce). A knee injury ended his athletic career early, yet he remained at East Texas and graduated with his Bachelors in Business Administration. He is currently the President & CEO of Encore Wire in McKinney, TX.
He and his family reside in Prosper, TX, where he is very involved in his community. Mr. Jones is the President of the Prosper ISD School Board and member of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and Prosper Christian Men’s Fellowship.
He and his wife, Donna, have been married 25 years. Their three children attended Prosper ISD schools. Their son, Trevor plays football at Rice University, daughter Katelynn attends Baylor University and daughter Reagan is a senior at Prosper High School.
To fellow footballers, “Don’t celebrate so much when you score a touchdown. Act like you have been there before!” and to all fellow Pirates, “Read the Bible – get your advice from there.”
After a district win over the Lovejoy Leopards, the Pirates are 2-2 and 1-0 district. This is Crosstown Showdown week as the Pirates meet their hometown rival, the Wylie East Raiders.
This is the 4th time these two teams meet. The Pirates need this win to put them in a good position for district play-offs, so this is an important game in that respect.
The Raiders are a well-coached team under Coach Joe Lepsis. Quarterback Garrett McCain, in his fourth year as Raider quarterback, is a very talented player, who can pass and run. Even with the loss last week, he completed 17 of 27 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns and a TD run. Their offensive line are all returners with much experience and their defense, very quick and aggressive.
Coach Howard said that the team who can make the least mistakes and who can stay in the game, will prevail. “It will be a battle,” he said.
The Pirates are the visitors for this year’s match-up. There will be an AHMO Tailgate beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the visitor’s side. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. at Wylie Stadium.