2011 4A Wylie Pirates Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Wylie Pirates

District: 10-4A

Coach: Bill Howard (5 years) 35-27 at Wylie (#3 all-time in coaching wins at Wylie); 49-54-0 all-time Overall coaching record

Last Years Record: 11-4 overall 5-2 District

2010 Games:
at Garland Sachse (5-5) (W 31-21)
at West Mesquite (10-3) (L 22-24)
vs Garland Rowlett (9-3) (W 36-17)
vs *McKinney (4-6) (W 23-20)
at *Rockwall (6-5) (L 17-24)
at *Highland Park (12-1) (L 21-24)
vs *Wylie East (2-8) (W 57-7)
at *Rockwall-Heath (5-5) (W 35-21)
vs *Richardson Pearce (4-7) (W 42-12)
vs *McKinney North (5-5) (W 40-14)

Playoffs: Division I Semifinals
vs Frisco Wakeland (8-3) (W 28-0) Bi-District
vs Dallas Kimball (9-3) (W 42-14) Area
vs West Mesquite (10-3) (W 38-30) Regionals
vs Tyler John Tyler (12-2) (W 20-16) QuarterFinals
vs Denton Ryan (15-1) (L 20-25) Semifinals

Returning Lettermen: 18

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* LB Sean Watts 3rd Team All-State (TSWA) 131 tackles 8 sacks
* OL Jess Croley 1st Team All-District
* OL Kyle Fuller 1st Team All-District
* DL Azuka Akozar 1st Team All-District 86 tackles 10 sacks
* DB Terrell Burt TOP 25 DB 80 tackles
* DL Noble Nwachukwu 63 tackles 10 sacks
* RB SOPH Donte Slay
* DB Tyler Rice

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 10-4A Champions…just ahead of state ranked #14 Dallas Highland Park)

LSG Region Ranking: #2 (Just behind state ranked #12 Tyler John Tyler)

LSG State Ranking: #13

Notes:
The Pirates only bring back 18 lettermen but their 6 defensive starters will keep them in every game. Another trip to at least the quarterfinals is not out of the question this year.

History:
* 11 wins in 2010 while in 4A after winning on 3 in 2009 in 5A
* Playoff Appearances (19) 1941,1971,1976,1977,1978,1979,1981,1983,1984,1985,1986,1987,2002,2003,2004,2005,2007,2008,2010

Bi-District — 1941, 1983, 2007
Area — 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
Regionals — 1971, 1976, 2003
Quarterfinals — 1981, 2002, 2004, 2005
Semifinals — 1979, 2010
State Runner Up — 1978, 2008
State Champions — 1977

Championship History: (3) 1-2
1977 2A – Wylie 22, Bellville 14
1978 2A – Sealy 42, Wylie 20
2008 5A Division II – Katy 17, Wylie 3

Last 5 year record: 35-27

Last 10 year record: 85-42

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

2011 LSG Team Previews

 

Here are the schools that we are planning on doing 2011 Pre-Season Previews on. If your school is not on the list and would like it added, just email us at info@lonestargridiron.com

 

5A
A&M Consolidated Tigers
Abilene Eagles
Abilene Cooper Cougars
Allen Eagles
Arlington Martin Warriors
Austin Bowie Bulldogs
Austin Westlake Chaparrals
Cedar Hill Longhorns
Cibolo Steele Knights
Clear Creek Wildcats
Clear Springs Chargers
Converse Judson Rockets
Coppell Cowboys
Cypress Creek Cougars
Cypress Woods Wildcats
Denton Guyer Wildcats
DeSoto Eagles
Euless Trinity Trojans
Galena Park North Shore Mustangs
Harlingen Cardinals
Houston Memorial Mustangs
Laredo Alexander Bulldogs
Longview Lobos
Lufkin Panthers
Katy Tigers
Katy Cinco Ranch Cougars
Klein Collins Tigers
Mesquite Horn Jaguars
Midland Bulldogs
Odessa Permian Panthers
Pasadena Dobie Longhorns
Pearland Oilers
Port Arthur Memorial Titans
Round Rock Stony Point Tigers
San Antonio MacArthur Brahmas
San Antonio Stevens Falcons
San Antonio Wagner Thunderbirds
Southlake Carroll Dragons
The Woodlands Highlanders
Tomball Cougars
Tyler Lee Red Raiders
4A
Aledo Bearcats
Austin Lake Travis Cavaliers
Bastrop Bears
Birdville Hawks
Brenham Cubs
Cedar Park Timberwolves
Corpus Christi Calallen Wildcats
Dallas Carter Cowboys
Dallas Highland Park Scots
Dayton Broncos
Denton Ryan Raiders
El Campo Ricebirds
Friendswood Mustangs
Frisco Liberty Red Hawks
Gregory-Portland Wildcats
Houston C.E. King Panthers
Houston Wheatley Wildcats
Kerville Tivy Antlers
La Marque Cougars
Manvel Mavericks
Mesquite Poteet Pirates
Montgomery Bears
Pearland Dawson Eagles
Port Lavaca Calhoun Sandcrabs
Port Neches-Groves Indians
San Angelo Lake View Chiefs
San Antonio Alamo Heights Mules
Smithson Valley Rangers
Stephenville Yellow Jackets
Tyler John Tyler Lions
Victoria East Titans
Waco Hewitt Midway Panthers
Weslaco East Wildcats
Wichita Falls Rider Raiders
Wylie Pirates
3A
Alvarado Indians
Argyle Eagles
Aubrey Chaparrals
Athens Hornets
Brownwood Lions
Carthage Bulldogs
Celina Bobcats
Coldspring-Oakhurst Trojans
Cuero Gobblers
Dallas Madison Trojans
Geronimo Navarro Panthers
Gilmer Buckeyes
Henderson Lions
Ingleside Mustangs
Kirbyville Wildcats
Lucas Lovejoy Leopards
Monahans Loboes
Navasota Rattlers
Sealy Tigers
Snyder Tigers
Sweeny Bulldogs
Tyler Chapel Hill Bulldogs
West Columbia Roughnecks
West Orange-Stark Mustangs
Wimberley Texans
2A
Axtell Longhorns
Boyd Yellow Jackets
Cameron Yoe Yoemen
Daingerfield Tigers
Edna Cowboys
Idalou Wildcats
Lago Vista Vikings
Lexington Eagles
Littlefield Wildcats
Newton Eagles
Omaha Paul Pewitt Brahmas
Refugio Bobcats
Rice Consolidated Raiders
Schulenburg Shorthorns
Tatum Eagles
Vanderbilt Industrial Cobras
Wall Hawks
West Rusk Raiders
Whitney Wildcats
1A
Albany Lions
Canadian Wildcats
Falls City Beavers
Ganado Indians
Goldthwaite Eagles
Mart Panthers
Shiner Comanches
Windthorst Trojans

 

LSG Preview — Wylie Pirates

Team: Wylie Pirates

District: 8-5A

Coach: Bill Howard (3 years) 21-16 at Wylie 21-16 Overall

Last Years Record: 13-3 overall 4-2 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Lewisville Hebron (8-4) (W 21-14)
vs Arlington Seguin (5-7) (W 52-13)
at Mesquite Horn (4-7) (W 60-21)
vs Garland Rowlett (7-4) (W 45-21)
vs *McKinney Boyd (3-7) (W 44-0)
at *Plano (10-2) (L 31-38)
vs *Dallas Jesuit (3-7) (W 49-31)
at *Plano East (1-9) (W 30-25)
vs *Plano West (5-6) (W 36-21)
at *Allen (15-1) (L 28-31)

Playoffs: Division II Runner-Up
Won 45-7 vs Irving (5-6) — Bi-District
Won 31-28 vs Lewisville Hebron (8-4) (OT) — Area
Won 43-20 vs Arlington Bowie (11-2) — Regionals
Won 31-21 vs Cedar Hill (12-2) — Quarterfinals
Won 23-7 vs Copperas Cove (13-2) — Semifinals
Lost 3-17 vs Katy (13-3) — Championship

Returning Lettermen: 17

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 6

Key Players:
RB Nick Knott 1502 yards 24 TDs rushing
WR Colby Harper 87-993 yards 9 TDs receiving
TE Noah Chesier 6-3, 225, 4.7 39-139 10 TDs rushing 23-276 12.0 avg 1 TD receiving
C Paul Finnie Committed to Rice
G Ethan Linton
DT Alvaro Umana
LB Toby Ball 6-0, 205, 4.65 159 tackles 5 TFL 3 sacks
DB Zach Lowe 4 INTs

Notes:
No one expected Wylie to go from 5-6 in 2007 to the state championship game in 2008. What do the Pirates have in store for us this season. With Knott, Harper and Chesier behind a good offensive line leading the offense and Ball dominating on the defensive side, can they make it back to back appearances at the state championship game? They play is a very tough district battling Allen and Plano for the district 8-5A championship. Look for them to go 7-3 or 8-2 for the regular season and be a tough out in the playoffs. It will be tough to duplicate what they did last season because now they are the hunted and not the hunter.

History:
Playoff Appearances (18) 1941,71,76,77,78,79,81,83,84,85,86,87,2002,03,04,05,07,08
Bi-District — 1941, 83, 2007
Area — 1984, 85, 86, 87
Regionals — 1971, 76, 2003
Quarterfinals — 1981, 2002, 04, 05
Semifinals — 1979
State Runner Up — 1978,2008
State Champions — 1977

Championship History: Wylie (3) 1-2
1977 2A – Wylie 22, Bellville 14
1978 2A – Sealy 42, Wylie 20
2008 5A Division II Katy 17, Wylie 3

Last 5 year record: 41-24

Last 10 year record: 78-44

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

Katy Tigers: Back-to-back champs!

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The Katy Tigers (13-3)  won their 6th overall and 2nd consecutive state championship Saturday with a 17-3 victory over the Wylie Pirates (13-3) at Reliant Stadium in the 5A Division II Championship game.   This was Wylies 3rd overall championship appearance while this was the 9th trip to the finals for Katy.   Katy also won championships in 1959, 1997, 2000, 2003 and 2007. 

The Tigers join an elite group that have won 6 or more state titles.   Abilene, Breckenridge, Converse Judson, Odessa Permian, Waco and Wichita Falls have all won 6.  Brownwood, Plano and Southlake Carroll have won 7 and Celina has the most with 8.

Wylie’s first possession was stopped after a big sack by Katy LB Sebi Carbajal (won the Defensive MVP of the game).   Katy took over from their 20 and drove the ball to the Wylie 3 yard line but they could not punch it in.  Raul Balbuena was good on a  21 yard kick to give Katy the lead 3-0.  The scoring drive was 11 plays for 76 yards.     Wylies next drives made it to the Tiger 21.   They have to settle for a 38 yard field goal attempt but it is short and the score remains 3-0.    The Pirate defense steps on big and moves Katy back 9 yards on their next possession.   The 1st quarter ends with Wylie on the Katy 29 yard line. 

1st quarter stats

Rushing           Katy — 33     Wylie — 34
Passing            Katy –   44    Wylie –  33
Total                Katy –   77    Wylie — 67
1st Downs       Katy — 4        Wylie — 3
Score               Katy — 3        Wylie — 0
The Pirates advance to the Tiger 4 yard line before DB Caleb Chandler steps in front of a pass, picks it off and returns it all the way out to the Katy 31.   Wylies defense once again plays tough and forces Katy to a 3 and out.   The teams trade possessions and the Pirates punt to the Tigers on their next set of downs and Katy takes over at their 48 with 3:16 remaining.   The Tigers drive into Pirate territory and then things got ugly.  Two personal fouls resulted in two players getting ejected, one from each team.  Things are very intense.  These teams are going at each other.  The Tigers capitalize when Michael Webber runs it in from 5 yards out with 1:08 left until halftime.   The XP is good and the Tigers lead 10-0.   The drive was 7 plays  52 yards  and it took 2:08.    After stopping the Pirates, the Tigers were able to get the ball back with 31 seconds left but they were unable to do anything with it.  The half ends with the Tigers leading the Pirates 10-0.

Stats

First Downs       K–9                  W–5
Rushes-Yards    K–18-95          W–12-50
Passing              K — 6 of 12       W–7 of 17   1 INT
Total Yards       K — 154            W –   92
Penalties           K–5-41             W–3-30
3rd Downs        K  2 of 6            W– 1 of 8

Katy Stats
RB Will Jeffery     8 carries   67 yards
RB  Chris Roberson   1 carry   23 yards     3 catches for 14 yards
RB   Michael Webber   6 carries   16 yards 1 TD
QB Parker Ray     6 of 12 passing for 59 yards
WR Taylor Brandt   2 catches for 35 yards
Sam Holl 5 tackles     1 TFL
Grant Clifton     4 tackles
Jonathan Fisher   3 tackles     1 TFL
Elvin Tapong   2 tackles

Wylie Stats
RB Nick Knott     6 carries   22 yards
QB Jerod Monk     7 of 17   1 INT 42 yards   42 rushing yards
WR Colby Harper     4 catches   28 yards
Nikita Whitlock 4 tackles   1 TFL
Alan Menchaca   4 tackles   1 TFL
Corey Smith   4 tackles
Toby Ball   3 tackles   1 sack

The Tigers have the ball first in then 2nd half and this is when RB Will Jeffery (won the Offensive MVP of the game)  really started to shine.  After a big kickoff return by Jeffery out to the Tiger 42, he ran 4 consecutive times to the Pirate 39 but an incomplete pass forced Katy to punt.   The Pirates were able to pick up 1 first down before punting.  Katy took over at their 14 after runs of 18, 13 and 14 yards, the Tigers extended the lead to 17-0 on a 34 yard run by Michael Webber  (his 2nd TD of the game).   The offensive line opened up a huge hole and the final block by FB Chris Roberson sprung Webber for the score.  The drive was 8  plays 86 yards and took  2:24.   After that score, there was 6:35 left in the 3rd quarter.   The Pirates are able to drive inside the Katy 10 for the 2nd time in the game but after two sacks are forced to try a 31 yard field goal and it is good to make the score, Katy 17 and Wylie 3.  The scoring drive was 9 plays 49  yards and it took  4:42.   There is now 1:53 left in the 3rd quarter.    The Pirates stop on 3 plays to force a punt and take it to their 47 before DB Van Atwood picks off a Wylie pass and returns it 23 yards to the Wylie 42.  The 3rd quarter ends with Katy driving. 

Stats

Rushing           K–183         W–72
Passing            K–89           W–91
Total                K–272         W–163
1st Downs       K–15           W–10
The Tigers attempt a 42 yard field goal almost 3 minutes into the 4th quarter but it was partially blocked.  Wylie made a mistake on the play though.   One of the Wylie players picks up the ball and gets tackled at the 6 instead of just taking the ball over at their 25.   With a little over 7 minutes left in the game,  DB Zac Griffin intercepts a pass at the Katy 42.   With 4 and half minutes remaining, the Pirates returned the favor when DB Alan Menchaca intercepted a pass at the Wylie 27.    Wylie drives but turn the ball over on downs at their 39 with 2:31 remaining.     The Pirates stop the Tigers on 4 plays and take over at their 35 with 0:57 left in the game.  Sebi Carbajal comes up with another sack and time runs out on Wylie.  Katy wins 17-3. 

Final Stats
1st Downs             K               17                     W         15
Rushing                 K             40-215               W       26-67
Passing                  K             9 of 21               W     17 of 39
Total Yards           K              304                    W     233
Turnovers              K               1                       W       3
Penalties                K            8-76                    W     4-35

Katy Stats
RB Will Jeffery     22 carries     148 yards
RB Michael Webber     13 carries     64 yards     2 TDs
QB Parker Ray     9 of 21   1 INT       89 yards
WR Kyle Hirschfelder     4 catches 40 yards
FB   Chris Roberson     23 rushing yards     3 catches   14 yards
WR Taylor Brandt   2 catches   35 yards
Sebi Carbajal       10 tackles   2 sacks     3 tackles for loss
Grant Clifton  9 tackles   2 sacks     2 tackles for loss
Jonathan Fisher     9 tackles     0.5 sacks     2 tackles for loss
Sam Holl   6 tackles     2 tackles for loss

Wylie Stats

QB Jerod Monk   76 rushing yards     17 of 38 passing 3 INTs   166 yards
RB Nick Knott     36 rushing yards     5 catches   30 yards
WR Colby Harper     7 catches     84 yards
WR Logan Lambert     3 catches     37 yards
Alan Menchaca     11 tackles     1 tackles for loss
Nikita Whitlock     9 tackles   4 tackles for loss
Tyler Mathers     6 tackles   1 tackle for loss
Izzy Eziakor     6 tackles  

Photos by Diana Porter

Katy wins 6th State Championship!!! (photos, video & audio)

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**LIVE BLOG** 5A Division II Championship Wylie vs. Katy

“Mighty” Mike Wright brings you all the action from the 5A Division II State Championship game at Reliant Stadium featuring Wylie versus Katy.

Playoff History For 5A Division II Championship Teams

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Katy Tigers vs. Wylie Pirates

 

Katy (25 playoff appearances) 1948,59,62,63,64,86,88,89,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02, 2003,04,05,06,07
Bi-District — 1948, 62, 86, 88, 93
Area — 1989, 91, 2001
Regionals — 1963, 64, 95, 96, 98
Quarterfinals — 1992, 2004, 06
Semifinals — 2002
State Runner Up — 1994, 1999, 2005
State Champions — 1959, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007
1948 Class B
Hallettsville 21..Katy 0

1959 Class A
Katy 38..Ganado 14
Katy 30..Boerne 0
Katy 28..Kenedy 24
Katy 30..Madisonville 6
Katy 16..Sundown 6

1962 Class AA
Livingston 15..Katy 15

1963 Class AA
Katy 42..Livingston 14
Liberty 26..Katy 6

1964 Class AA
Katy 14..Columbus 8
Taylor 12..Katy 6

1986 Class AAAAA
Houston Madison 24..Katy 13

1988 Class AAAAA
Fort Bend Willowridge 28..Katy 10

1989 Class AAAAA
Katy 21..Houston Madison 7
Houston Lamar 15..Katy 14

1991 Class AAAAA
Katy 26..Huntsville 14
Temple 34..Katy 10

1992 Class AAAAA
Katy 17..Houston Washington 0
Katy 28..Houston Madison 7
Katy 21..Fort Bend Clements 16
Houston Yates 36..Katy 22

1993 Class AAAAA
Houston Washington 26..Katy 7

1994 Class AAAAA
Katy 34..Alief Hastings 3
Katy 28..Houston Lamar 10
Katy 31..Beaumont West Brook 28
Katy 42..Converse Judson 19
Plano 28..Katy 7

1995 Class AAAAA
Katy 24..Fort Bend Clements 17
Houston Yates 26..Katy 14

1996 Class AAAAA
Katy 35..Alief Hastings 9
Houston Lamar 31..Katy 3

1997 Class AAAAA
Katy 17..Alief Elsik 14 (OT)
Katy 35..Houston Lamar 12
Katy 20..Aldine Eisenhower 13
Katy 35..San Antonio Taft 16
Katy 24..Longview 3

1998 Class AAAAA
Katy 27..Stafford Dulles 6
Katy 27..Houston Madison 7
Katy 24..Pasadena Dobie 10
Katy 40..Clear Brook 0
Katy 14..San Antonio Mac Arthur 6
 (Katy forfeited both their quarterfinal and semifinal wins)

1999 Class AAAAA
Katy 48..Fort Bend Austin 7
Katy 38..Houston Madison 14
Katy 30..Pasadena Dobie 0
Katy 24..Galveston Ball 10
Katy 24..San Antonio Holmes 14
Garland 37..Katy 25

2000 Class AAAAA
Katy 45..Sugar Land Hightower 7
Katy 50..Houston Madison 19
Katy 24..Aldine 9
Katy 54..Alief Elsik 14
Katy 26..San Antonio Marshall 0
Katy 35..Tyler 20

2001 Class AAAAA
Katy 41..Rosenberg Terry 12
Houston Madison 40..Katy 21

2002 Class AAAAA
Katy 24..Sugar Land Hightower 0
Katy 28..Houston Washington 6
Katy 24..Humble 7
Katy 30..Alief Hastings 0
Smithson Valley 24..Katy 20

2003 Class AAAAA
Katy 45..Sugar Land Willowridge 3
Katy 36..Houston Washington 12
Katy 34..Port Arthur Memorial 14
Katy 49..Aldine Nimitz 14
Katy 36..Schertz Clemens 12
Katy 16..Southlake Carroll 15

2004 Class AAAAA
Katy 34..Sugar Land Hightower 20
Katy 31..Jersey Village 7
Katy 49..Pasadena Dobie 14
Clear Lake 35..Katy 34 (2OT)

2005 Class AAAAA
Katy 48..Sugar Land Clements 0
Katy 53..Cypress Creek 14
Katy 42..Beaumont West Brook 8
Katy 32..Cypress Falls 28
Katy 17..Smithson Valley 14
Southlake Carroll 34..Katy 20

2006 Class AAAAA
Katy 52…Jersey Village 7
Katy 38…Houston Memorial 0
Katy 38…Brazoswood 7
Cypress Falls 28…Katy 21

2007 Class AAAAA
Katy 51…Houston Strake Jesuit 18
Katy 42…Houston Madison 8
Katy 30…Pasadena Memorial 14
Katy 42…Sugar Land Clements 0
Katy 66…San Antonio Madison 21
Katy 28…Pflugerville 7

 

Wylie (17 playoff appearances) 1941,71,76,77,78,79,81,83,84,85,86,87,2002,03,04,05,07

Bi-District — 1941, 83, 2007
Area — 1984, 85, 86, 87
Regionals — 1971, 76, 2003
Quarterfinals — 1981, 2002, 04, 05
Semifinals — 1979
State Runner Up — 1978
State Champions — 1977
1941 Class B
Bells 7..Wylie 6

1971 Class A
Wylie 38..Van Alstyne 6
Crowley 30..Wylie 0

1976 Class AA
Wylie 33..Granbury 14
Bowie 53..Wylie 14

1977 Class AA
Wylie 16..Granbury 14
Wylie 12..Breckenridge 10
Wylie 35..Mount Vernon 10
Wylie 27..Childress 7
Wylie 22..Bellville 14

1978 Class AA
Wylie 36..Midlothian 15
Wylie 17..Bowie 16
Wylie 28..Pittsburg 0
Wylie 12..Childress 7
Sealy 42..Wylie 20

1979 Class AA
Wylie 55..Cedar Hill 7
Breckenridge 21..Wylie 19

1981 Class AAA
Wylie 28..Midlothian 6
Wylie 0..Bowie 0
Gilmer 16..Wylie 14

1983 Class AAA
Decatur 35..Wylie 28

1984 Class AAA
Wylie 47..Commerce 0
Daingerfield 27..Wylie 0

1985 Class AAA
Wylie 17..Wills Point 13
Pittsburg 42..Wylie 0

1986 Class AAA
Wylie 33..Mabank 0
Springtown 19..Wylie 14

1987 Class AAA
Wylie 24..Mabank 0
Southlake Carroll 27..Wylie 12

2002 Class AAAA
Wylie 43..Greenville 37
Wylie 38..Dallas Jefferson 20
Wylie 19..Waco University 18
Ennis 42..Wylie 7

2003 Class AAAA
Wylie 24..Denison 8
Wylie 42..Dallas Wilson 7
Kilgore 20..Wylie 17

2004 Class AAAA
Wylie 51..North Lamar 37
Wylie 56..Dallas Wilson 35
Wylie 14..Everman 13
Dallas Lincoln 34..Wylie 0

2005 Class AAAA
Wylie 49..North Lamar 31
Wylie 41..Dallas Wilson 38
Wylie 21..Killeen Ellison 14
Lewisville Hebron 42..Wylie 14

2007 Class AAAAA
South Garland 40…Wylie 21