By Greg Ford
WYLIE — The Raiders face a very familiar foe Thursday night in Mesquite.
Standing across the field from them, and lining up across the scrimmage line, will be the green-clad Mesquite Poteet Pirates, whom East faced twice last season; they beat them 50-41 in Week 2 and lost 46-43 to the Pirates in an area-round matchup at ATT Stadium.
This time around, each will be entering the second game of District 15-5A action, and both teams will be doing so coming off a solid win. The Raiders (3-1 overall 1-0 in 15-5A dismantled North Forney 56-28 last Friday at Wylie Stadium — Eno Benjamin had a role in all eight scores — while the Pirates (2-2, 1-0) knocked off Forney 34-14.
“I think we are two evenly-matched teams, and it’s going to come down to protecting the football, turnovers and just execution,” East head coach Joe Lepsis said.
(To view the entire story, check out the Sept. 21 edition of The Wylie News)