Albertson's Game of the Week, Pirates versus Wylie East
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 ActionTonight
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)
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.
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)
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
THURSDAY - 10/4
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 Jalina.Dotson@transamerica.com
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
Wylie East 57
Royse City 21
McKinney North 21
Albertson’s Game of the Week: Pirates at Lovejoy
Lovejoy comes into the District 13-4A opener with a 3-0 record and ranked No. 17 in Class 4A in a recent Dallas Morning News poll. Averaging 42 points per game, they have posted wins over Frisco Heritage (53-14), Forney (38-16) and Frisco (35-24).
A successful Class 3A program, they made the jump to Class 4A in the last realignment. Their most telling victory came against Frisco. Down 24-7 at the half, they made necessary adjustments to score 28 second-half points while holding the Lions scoreless.
Led by freshman QB Bowman Sells, the Leopards are not only doing a good job of moving the chains but have demonstrated big-play capability. The offensive line has provided the protection Sells needs to operate while also creating opportunities for Nick LaSane, one of the area’s most effective runners.
Daniel Sefcik is their playmaker. He can carry the ball and catch passes, as well as coming in at wildcat in some goal line situations. He also lines up at free safety on the defensive side.
Pirates at Lovejoy, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. Kickoff at Lovejoy Stadium
Pirates take on Lovejoy in tonight’s District 13-4A opener. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Lovejoy Stadium. Don’t forget the after-game gathering at Whataburger (Murphy) from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Whataburger will host the Pirates gathering with 20% of ALL sales from 10 p.m. to midnight (includes drive-through and walk-ins) benefiting the Pirates Football Program. So make plans to stop at Whataburger after the game and support the Pirates!
Volleyball: Battle of Undefeateds, Wylie and Lovejoy both 6-0 in District Play
The Lady Pirates enter tonight’s district match with a 6-0 record. The varsity game begins at 5:30 p.m. at Lovejoy, also 6-0 against district opponents. Come early to cheer on the Lady Pirates, and then head to the football game.
It’s a BYE week for the Pirates, a bit of calm before the storm with District 13-4A opener coming up Sept. 28 at Lovejoy.
Here are a couple of dates/events to get on the calendar . . .
Friday, Sept. 28
*Pirates at Lovejoy ~ 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Lovejoy Stadium
*Whataburger After-Game Gathering, 10 p.m. to midnight ~ After the game, head to Whataburger Murphy for an After-Game Gathering. Whataburger will host the Pirates gathering with 20% of ALL sales from 10 p.m. to midnight (includes drive-through and walk-ins) benefiting the Pirates Football Program. So make plans to stop at Whataburger after the game and support the Pirates!
Monday, Oct. 1
*Brick Builders meeting, 7 p.m., IMPAC classroom ~ We will have a short meeting to go over the Tailgate and breakfast for later that week. All football parents are invited to attend.
Friday, Oct. 5
*Mentor Breakfast @ Dickey's Wylie, 7:15-8:30 a.m., $6.50/person ~ All football players are invited to bring their mentor (dad, uncle, grandpa, friend, coach, mom) to this special breakfast just for the Pirate players at Dickey's. A guest speaker will give a talk on the power of the family. Tickets will be sold in the WHS Athletic Office (Carrie Evans) beginning Thursday. Only 150 tickets are available.
*AHMO Tailgate, 5-7 p.m. ~ The Brick Builder Dads will host the AHMO Tailgate before the Wylie East game. There will be great food and a time for the families to come together before the game.
*A special maroon tee is being created for the Wylie East Game. Sale of the tees begins next week. Watch for updates posted on this website for details on how to get yours!
Woodbridge Golf Club Postgame Show (Week Two)
Brick Builders Meet Monday, Sept. 17
Players of the Week v Mesquite Poteet (Week Two)
Defense ~ Ja'Vareyea Hicks #5 and Preston Burnett #31
Offense ~ Kalen Winkler #4 and Charles Okpoko #12
Special Teams ~ Jarell "JB" Brown #27 and Israel Acuay #74
Non-District Results for District 13-4A Teams (Week Two)
Mesquite Poteet 21
Wylie East 34
Denton Ryan 31
Frisco Heritage 10
McKinney North 21
Frisco Centennial 42
Frisco Liberty 26
Highland Park 35
Royse City 7
Prestonwood Christian 24
Volleyball: Lady Pirates open up District play with 3-0 record
The Lady Pirates move to 3-0 against District 13-4A opponents with wins over Denison, Wylie East and Sherman.
Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Greenville (varsity 6:30)
Friday, Sept. 21, v Royse City (WHS, varsity 5:30)
Tuesday, Sept. 25, v McKinney North (WHS, varsity 6:30)