This Week's Poll: District 13-4A Games (Oct. 12)

Greenville at Wylie
Wylie East at Sherman
McKinney North at Lovejoy
Denison at Royse City
Go to Vote Now to make your predictions for Friday's District 13-4A Match-Ups. You will have to re-click on "Vote Now" after each vote to go to the next game.


Dickey's BBQ Coach's Show (Week Six)


Friday Night Game Notes

Pirates host Greenville Friday, Oct. 12, at Wylie Stadium for Future Pirate Night. Kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Pirates After-Game Party at Chiloso's ~ Join the Pirates for an AHMO Special -- Burrito, Salad or Bowl and a drink for $6 (plus tax). Price available after the game until 11:30 p.m.


District 13-4A Matchups for Oct. 12 (Week Six)

Greenville (0-2) at Wylie (0-2)
Denison (0-2) at Royse City (1-1)
McKinney North (1-1) at Lovejoy (2-0)
Wylie East (2-0) at Sherman (2-0)

Players of the Week versus Wylie East (Week Five)

Viewpoint Bank

Defense: Elijah Harris #11 and Collin Mathers #30
Offense: Kalen Winkler #4 and Laurent Njiki #50
Special Teams: Devon Hughes #38 and Christian Salas #10

Woodbridge Postgame Show, Pirates versus Wylie East (Week Five)

Click here to hear Pirates head coach Bill Howard's views on Friday's game and where the Pirates go from here.


Statistical Leaders versus Wylie East: Offense

Carsen Cook, 27-52 completions, 304 yards, 3 TDs
Christian Salas, 5-5 PATs, FG
Kalen Winkler, 12-139, 2 TDs receiving, 1-18 rushing
Alex Wesley, 6-39 receiving, 1-33 rushing TD
Freddy Gibbs, 3-61 TD receiving
Leland Dotson, 5-48 receiving
Zach Collins, 1-17 receiving
T’Kevian Rockwell, 5-29 rushing

Statistical Leaders v Wylie East: Defense

Elijah Harris, 11T, 1 TFL
Ja’Vareya Hicks, 9T
Preston Burnett, 8T, 1H
Keith Lilly, 6T, 2TFL, Sack
Zack Myers, 6T
Divine Rockwell, 5T, 2TFL, 1H
Collin Mathers, 4T, 1 TFL
Israel Acuay, 4T, 2TFL
Joseph Ewing, 4T, 1H
T’Kevian Rockwell, 4T
Alex Pina-Rhoden, 3T
Isaiah Hunt, 3T
Gary Bailey, 3T
Micheal Johnson, 1CF, 1RF, TD
T = Tackle
TFL = Tackle for Loss
H = QB Hurry
CF = Caused Fumble
RF = Recovered Fumble

Wylie v Wylie East Scoring Summary

WE: 9-yd pass Garrett McCain to Marcell Ateman, PAT Dylan Cook 7:35/1Q ~ East 7, Wylie 0
WE: 21-yd pass McCain to Ateman, PAT Cook; 5:15/1Q ~ East 14, Wylie 0
W:  28-yd fumble return, Micheal Johnson, PAT Christian Salas; 8:54/2Q ~ East 14, Wylie 7
WE: 2-yd run McCain, PAT Cook; 2:12/2Q ~ East 21, Wylie 7
W: 33-yd run Alex Wesley, PAT Salas; 1:55/2Q ~ East 21, Wylie 14
WE: 29-yd pass McCain to Ateman, PAT Cook; 0:22/2Q ~ East 28, Wylie 14
W: 5-yd pass Carsen Cook to Kalen Winkler, PAT Salas; 7:25/3Q ~ East 28, Wylie 21
WE: Safety; 5:02/3Q ~ East 30, Wylie 21
W: 45-yd pass Cook to Freddy Gibbs, PAT Salas; 3:17/3Q ~ East 30, Wylie 28
WE: 42-yd pass McCain to Ateman, PAT Cook; 0:43/3Q ~ East 37, Wylie 28
W: Salas 42-yd FG; East 37, Wylie 31
W: 25-yd pass Cook to Winkler, PAT Salas; 6:34/4Q ~ Wylie 38, East 37
WE: 85-yd kickoff return Jabari Anderson, run failed; 6:18/4Q ~ East 43, Wylie 38
WE: 33-yd FG Cook; 3:26/4Q ~ East 46, Wylie 38

Pirates Come Up Short Against Raiders

The Pirates took a 38-37 lead on a 25-yard pass play from Carsen Cook to Kalen Winkler with 6:34 to go in the fourth quarter, but the Raiders came right back to regain the lead and take the eventual win 46-38.
Wylie East jumps to 2-0 versus District 13-4A opponents while the Pirates fall to 0-2.
Wylie hosts Greenville in next Friday's contest. It will be Future Pirates Night. The Lions are also looking for their first district victory with losses to Royse City and Lovejoy.

District 13-4A Friday Night Action (Week Five)

Wylie           38
Wylie East   46
Sherman    42
Denison     21
Lovejoy       46
Greenville    13
Royse City            21
McKinney North  35


Albertson's Game of the Week, Pirates versus Wylie East

Albertson's Market

The Pirates take on a talented Wylie East squad tonight at Wylie Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Wylie is the home team for the Maroon Out contest.


The Raiders come in with one of the hottest Class 4A offenses in the area. QB Garrett McCain has already thrown for more than 1100 yards in this young season with 12 touchdown passes and only two interceptions.


The junior signal caller has a pair of gifted outside receivers in Marcell Ateman and Quan Jones. Both have exceptional height and athleticism. Ateman, who has committed to Oklahoma State University, leads the DFW area with 29 receptions for 548 yards and six touchdowns. Jones, who is committed to Baylor, has nine catches for 295 yards and four touchdowns.  Tight end Jesse Brubaker, committed to SMU, adds another physical presence.


After graduating a solid offensive line last year, this all-new version has developed more quickly than expected. That has paved the way for tailback Jabari Anderson to put up strong numbers. The senior has posted 78 carries for 521 yards.


Overall, East has posted a 3-1 record (1-0 district) with wins over Red Oak 52-21, Denton Ryan 34-31, and Denison 57-36. Tonight’s game will tell if the 30-10 loss to Frisco Liberty (Week One) was an aberration or an indication of chinks in the Raider armor. And it is worth noting that the East defense gave up 36 points to a Denison team that was averaging just 10 points per game through the non-district portion of the schedule.


The Pirates have been bitten by the injury bug early and often this season. The 0-4 record is not indicative of their abilities. Those first three games that include two overtime losses have no bearing on the District 13-4A race. For all practical purposes, they are 0-1 with six games to go. There's still plenty of time to get this program back on the map in 2012. Fans should expect both the Pirates and Raiders to be in the postseason mix come November.

Other District 13-4A Action Tonight
Sherman at Denison
Lovejoy at Greenville
Royse City at McKinney North


Dickey's BBQ Coaches Show (Week Five)


Pics Up from Lovejoy Game

Pictures are up from Friday's game at Lovejoy.

Click here to go to "Photos," and view File "9-28-12"


Woodbridge Golf Club Postgame Show (Week Four)

Woodbridge Golf

Listen to comments from Pirates head coach Bill Howard on Friday's district opener at Lovejoy. Click here.


Athletic Training Tip of the Week, Ankle Injuries

From Pirates Head Athletic Trainer Eric Maxey
When should I take my child to the doctor after an ankle injury?
The ankle is a fairly complex joint to evaluate and diagnose. Ankle sprains are the most common injury seen in the athletic training room and are suffered by athletes in general. If an athlete has not reached full maturity, they will often have open growth plates on the ends of their bones. These growth plates are very susceptible to fracture during injury.
Some of the rules we use are
1) if they can’t bear weight,
2) is there noticeable swelling or deformity,
3) is there a high level of pain associated with the injury.
While these three rules can be helpful, they are not full proof. Some athletes will be able to bear weight, have a normal looking ankle and report a low level of pain but may have a fracture. Another good indication that a referral is needed is if the ankle continues to hurt after a couple of days of rest and does not appear to be getting better.
Parents tend to know their children best and if they have any concerns about a possible fracture, it is always smart to have the ankle evaluated by health care provider.

Brick Builders, WPABC Meet, Oct. 1, IMPAC Classroom

Brick Builders will meet at 6:30 p.m. prior to the WPABC meeting.

Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club meets Monday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the IMPAC classroom.

WPABC helps all of our WHS athletic programs to be successful. Cost to join is $10/year. Meetings occur the first Monday of every month in the IMPAC classroom.


"Maroon Out" Wylie East, T-Shirts on Sale this Week

It's "Maroon Out" for next week's game and the "Proud-to-be-a-Pirate" shirt is now available.  
$10, Small-XL
$12, 2XL-3XL
Please email Jalina Dotson with your order and she will make arrangements with you for pick up.
The Spiritwear trailer will be at WHS selling again Friday during lunch hours.

AHMO Tailgate ~ Wylie v Wylie East, Oct. 5


Players of the Week versus Lovejoy (Week Four)

Viewpoint Bank

Offense ~ Leland Dotson and Castin Neumeyer

Defense ~ Ray Lea and Keith Lilly

Special Teams ~ Elijah Harris and Christian Salas


This Week's Poll: District 13-4A Games (Oct. 5)

Wylie East at Wylie
Sherman at Denison
Lovejoy at Greenville
Royse City at McKinney North
Go to Vote Now to make your predictions for Friday's District 13-4A Match-Ups.

Week of Oct. 1 Schedule

MONDAY - 10/1
6:30 p.m. ~ Brick Builders, IMPAC Classroom
7:30 p.m. ~ Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club meeting
5:30 p.m. Freshmen White @ Wylie Stadium
7 p.m. Freshmen Maroon @ Wylie Stadium
5:30 p.m. JV (combined) @ Wylie East HS
FRIDAY - 10/5
7:15 a.m. Mentor Breakfast @ Dickey's BBQ Wylie
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Spirit Trailer open at WHS
3:45 p.m. Pep Rally  @ WHS Gym 
5:00 p.m. AHMO Tailgate
7:30 p.m. Varsity v Wylie East @ Wylie Stadium

Chick-Fil-A Sponsors Cross-town Chow-down

Once again, Chick-fil-A Murphy has stepped up for Wylie ISD and will award two scholarships for participating in the Cross-town Chow-down. The contest will run all week, and scholarship checks will be presented between the first and second quarters of Friday's football game. 
Make plans to eat at Chick-Fil-A this week and support the Pirates by putting your receipt in the Wylie High box.

In the News: Get these Events on the Calendar

Mentor Breakfast ~Tickets are still on sale in the WHS athletic office for Friday's Mentor Breakfast. Each player and ONE guest are invited to Breakfast at Dickey's BBQ Wylie for $6.50/person, as seating is limited. A guest speaker will give a talk on the power of the family. If there are still tickets available on Thursday, additional guests may purchase at that time.
Proud to be a Pirate shirts on sale now ~The Proud-to-be-a-Pirate shirt will be available during the lunch hours at WHS on Friday, as well as at the Stadium on Friday night. To purchase prior to that, please contact Jalina Dotson at
AHMO Tailgate ~We will tailgate before the game on Friday beside the IMPAC from 5-7 p.m. The grillmasters will be cooking hot dogs/hamburgers ($3 combo) and brisket ($5 combo). Come join us for some good food as we get our "Pirate Spirit" on!

District 13-4A Game One Results

Lovejoy  47
Wylie      21
Wylie East   57
Denison      36
Royse City  21
Greenville   10
Sherman             45
McKinney North  21
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