Brick Builders, WPABC Meet Monday, Jan. 7

The Brick Builders and WPABC will meet Monday, Jan. 7, in the IMPAC Classroom.
 
Brick Builders at 6:30 p.m., Boosters at 7:30 p.m.
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Spirit Wear Order Form

For a printable version of this spirit wear order form, click here.

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Pirates Football Banquet

The Pirates annual football banquet is set for 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at Wylie High School. Tickets are $15 and will be sold in the IMPAC office beginning Jan. 14 and continuing through Jan. 25.

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Pirates Recognized as Academic All-State

Three members of the Pirates football team were recognized for excellence in the classroom and named to the 2012 Academic All-State Team.
 
Erik Betancourt and Charles Okpoko received first-team honors. Drew Myers was named honorable mention.
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Supporting Wylie Athletics, WPABC Membership

The Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club exists to provide support to all WHS sports. To be successful, we need your support. As a parent, you can join the booster club for just $10 for a full year. Once you join you can attend and vote on booster club business. Booster club meetings are held the first Monday of each month in the IMPAC classroom.

By joining you will have a vote in the way the booster club spends money and supports the Pirates. With budget cuts the last few years, our teams have had to tighten their belts. Many times the booster club can step in and provide financial assistance that can make a difference.

Booster club membership is a great way to show your support for our athletes and coaches. Please consider joining the WPABC today.

Click here for WPABC membership form.

Questions? Email Teresa Richardson at tirichardson@msn.com

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The Power of AHMO video

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Christian Care Grocery Collection

Our Pirates seniors collected a truck full of groceries plus $1,901 in cash donations for the Christian Care Center this past weekend. Thanks to Albertson's for hosting the food drive.

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Spirit Trailer Open This Week

Wrap up last minute shopping on the Christmas list!
 
The Spirit Trailer will be open this week.
Tuesday ~ 12/18 ~ 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Thursday ~ 12/20  ~ 11 a.m. through all lunches
Friday ~ 12/21 ~ 10:30 a.m. through all lunches
 
We have more hoodies in stock and some items have been reduced. The trailer will be set up at the school outside the gym for the Basketball game and outside the cafeteria during the lunch times.
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Christian Care Food Drive

The Senior Pirates will be collecting canned food and cash donations for the Christian Care Center this Saturday and Sunday at the Albertsons in Wylie.  They will also be selling Pirate cards for $20 which give 5% off all purchases at Albertsons all year and all cards sales will go to the Christian Care Center.  Come out and help the Pirates help the Christian Care Center this holiday season!
 
Saturday ~ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday ~ 1 to 4 p.m.
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District 13-4A All-District Selections

 
The Pirates wrapped up a 4-3 record against District 13-4A foes and went two rounds deep in the 2012 state playoffs. The team placed four athletes among first-team all-district and six athletes among second-team all-district honorees as chosen by district coaches.
 
First-team honors were awarded to Kalen Winkler (senior, WR) and Laurent Njiki (junior, OL) on offense, and Joseph Ewing (senior, CB) and Israel Acuay (junior, DT) on defense.
 
Second-team recognition on offense went to Freddy Gibbs (senior, WR) and Victor Cheatham (junior, OL). On defense, Isaiah Hunt (senior, DE), Keith Lilly (senior, LB), Preston Burnett (senior, S), and Ja’Vareyea Hicks (junior, LB) were recognized as second-team selections.
 
Honorable mention acknowledgement went to the following:
 
SENIORS: LB Cameron Deland, WR Leland Dotson, LB Zack Myers, WR Alex Pina-Rhoden, DT Gary Bailey, LB Collin Mathers, DB Ray Lea, OL Erik Betancourt;
 
JUNIORS: K Christian Salas, S Elijah Harris, LB T’Kevian Rockwell, WR Alex Wesley;
 
SOPHOMORES: QB Carsen Cook, DT Divine Rockwell, DT Micheal Johnson.
 
Overall, superlative honors went to District MVP JT Luper (Sherman), Offensive MVP Dru Smith (Sherman) and Defensive MVP Slayton Shiels (Lovejoy, unanimous selection). Other superlatives went to Newcomer of the Year freshman QB Bowman Sells (Lovejoy, unanimous) and Utility Player of the Year Jesse Brubaker (Wylie East).
 
First-Teamers (offense/defense):
Lovejoy (5/7)
Sherman (3/2)
Wylie East (4/3)
Wylie (2/2)
Denison (3/0)
McKinney North (1/4)
Royse City (1/1)
Greenville (1/1)
 
For a complete listing of all-district selections, click here.
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Statistical Leaders v John Tyler: Offense

Passing
Carsen Cook ~ 18-38-152 yards
 
Receiving
Alex Wesley ~ 9-61
Leland Dotson ~ 5-50
Freddy Gibbs ~ 2-29
Alex Pina-Rhoden ~ 1-10
Kalen Winkler ~ 1-2
 
Rushing
Dontae Slay ~ 5-39
Zach Collins ~ 3-5
Alex Wesley ~ 3-7
Kalen Winkler ~ 1-7
Charles Okpoko ~ 5-8
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Statistical Leaders v John Tyler: Defense

Keith Lilly ~ 7T, 1TFL, 1Sack, 1FR
Micheal Johnson ~ 5T, 2H, 1CF
Ja’Vareyea Hicks ~ 5T
Preston Burnett ~ 4T
Joseph Ewing ~ 4T
Elijah Harris ~ 3T, 1PBU
Collin Mathers ~ 3T, 1TFL
Matt Loomis ~ 3T, 1H
Isaiah Hunt ~ 3T
T’Kevian Rockwell ~ 3T
Zack Myers ~ 2T, 1TFL, 1Sack
Israel Acuay ~ 2T, 1TFL
Gary Bailey ~ 2T, 3H
Divine Rockwell ~ 2T, 1H
Devon Hughes ~ 2T
Alex Pina-Rhoden ~ 2T
David Hill ~ 1T
Cameron Deland ~ 1T
Alex Menchaca ~ 1T
 
T=Tackle
TFL=Tackle for Loss        
PBU=Pass Break Up       
CF=Caused Fumble        
FR=Fumble Recovered 
H=Hurried Pass Attempt
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Viewpoint Bank Players of the Week v John Tyler

Offense: Laurent Njiki #50, Freddy Gibbs #7

Defense: Gary Bailey #29, Keith Lilly #19

Special Teams: Joseph Ewing #3, Cameron Deland #6

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Pirates Finish Season with Loss at Tyler

 
The Pirates season ended Friday with a 38-10 loss to Tyler-John Tyler. The Lions will face Frisco in the regional round.
 
In other games involving District 13-4A teams, Wylie East clipped Whitehouse in a 63-56 shootout at Garland HBJ Stadium. The Raiders draw Mesquite Poteet in the next round.
 
Lovejoy fell to Lancaster 41-16 and Sherman lost to Red Oak 28-17.
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Albertson’s Game of the Week, Pirates at John Tyler (Area Round)


Albertson's Market
The Pirates meet Tyler-John Tyler tonight in an area round contest at Trinity-Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler. Kick off at 6 p.m.
 
These two teams last met in 2010 state quarterfinals. The game was a wire-to-wire thrillfest played at Wylie Stadium. The Pirates claimed the 20-16 victory with a sheer hustle play in the closing moments. That image is likely burned into the Lions’ collective memory and no one should expect either team to throw up a white flag at any point in this contest.
 
That sort of never-give-up attitude is something that has shown up in this 2012 rendition. These Pirates have shown a lot of hustle in going after every inch they can get on every down.
 
The Lions, ranked No. 2 statewide, come in as a confident bunch riding the District 16-4A title and a nine-game win streak into tonight’s contest. They tagged Waxahachie 77-20 while amassing almost 700 yards of total offense in last week’s bi-district round. Tonight’s contest will determine if that was an aberration or an overriding mismatch. Through the first 10 games of the year, the Lions averaged 38 points per game.
 
Senior QB Greg Ward #1 and receiver Fred Ross #8 provide a one-two punch similar to the Mt. Pleasant duo seen last week. Tyus Bowser #81 (6-2, 230) is one of the Lions most notable defensive players. He is a big, strong and fast and the Pirates will have to slow him down.
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Dickey's BBQ Coach's Show (Nov. 21)

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Pirates Football Send Off Friday, 11:30 a.m.

Pirates Football Send Off Friday at 11:30 a.m., Wylie Stadium
Fan Caravan will leave WHS Front parking lot at 2:30pm
Bring your noisemakers, your signs and LOADS OF SPIRIT!
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Important Fan Info for Friday's Game at Rose Stadium

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Other District 13-4A Teams in the Second Round

*All Games to be played Friday
 
Div. 1 Bracket
 
Wylie (Visitor) v John Tyler (Home)
Tyler Rose Stadium, 6 p.m.
Winner Advances to Quarterfinals
against Frisco OR Dallas Samuell
 
Red Oak (Visitor) v Sherman (Home)
Allen Eagle Stadium, 1 p.m.
Winner Advances to Quarterfinals
against FriscoCentennial OR Dallas Kimball
 
 
Div. 2 Bracket
 
Lovejoy (Visitor) v Lancaster (Home)
Richardson Wildcat-Ram Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Winner Advances to Quarterfinals
against Prosper OR Dallas Carter
 
Whitehouse (Visitor) v Wylie East (Home)
Garland Homer B. Johnson Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Winner Advances to Quarterfinals
against Mesquite Poteet OR Dallas Lincoln
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Realtor Rick Highlight Video versus Mt. Pleasant (Bi-District)

Rick Smith

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Revised Area Round Game Information

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Statistical Leaders versus Mt. Pleasant: Offense

 
Passing
Carsen Cook ~ 20-27-198, TD
Kameron Kelly ~ 10-10-99
 
Rushing
Charles Okpoko 9-32, TD
Dontae Slay ~ 7-28
Kameron Kelly ~ 8-26
Carsen Cook ~ 7-18
Leland Dotson ~ 3-12
 
Receiving
Kalen Winkler ~ 7-88, TD
Leland Dotson ~ 10-71
Freddy Gibbs ~ 2-65, TD
Alex Wesley ~ 9-44, TD
Alex Pina-Rhoden ~ 1-19
Dontae Slay ~ 1-10
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Statistical Leaders versus Mt. Pleasant: Defense

Preston Burnett ~ 8T
Alex Pina-Rhoden ~ 6T, 2INTERCEPTIONS
Ja’Vareyea Hicks ~ 5T, 1H, 1PBU, 2RFum
T’Kevian Rockwell ~ 5T, 1TFL, 1CFum
Elijah Harris ~ 5T
Keith Lilly ~ 4T, 1PBU
Divine Rockwell ~ 3T, 1TFL, 1Sack
Devon Hughes ~ 3T
Collin Mathers ~ 3T
Gary Bailey ~ 2T, 1TFL, 1Sack, 2H
Isaiah Hunt ~ 2T, 2H
Matt Loomis ~ 2T
Israel Acuay ~ 1T, 1TFL, 1Sack, 2H
Micheal Johnson ~ 1T, 1TFL, 1Sack
Jarrell Brown ~ 1PBU
Joseph Ewing ~ 1PBU
Zack Myers ~ 1T
Cameron Deland ~ 1T
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Viewpoint Bank Players of the Week versus Mt. Pleasant

Offense: Leland Dotson #9 and Carsen Cook #18
 
Defense: T’Kevian Rockwell #28 and Alex Pina-Rhoden #17
 
Special Teams: Christian Salas #10 and Joseph Ewing #3
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