WDMA Prop C

Wylie East gets burned by West Mesquite

by | Nov 1, 2017 | Latest, Sports


(Click on the picture to view more photos)

By Greg Ford
Sports Editor
[email protected]

The Raiders have one more chance to secure a district victory before the home fans this Friday, when the blue and white hosts the Forney Jackrabbits.

This past week, Wylie East fell to 0-5 in District 15-5A and 1-7 overall after falling 42-6 at West Mesquite this past Friday. In the Jackrabbits, the Raiders face a team they may have the best chance of beating over the final two weeks. They will play Friday, Nov. 10 at Highland Park (5-0 in 15-5A) in the regular-season finale.

The Scots downed Forney 35-13 last Friday, while Mesquite Poteet upended Royse City 36-14 and Lovejoy outlasted North Forney 43-41 in other district action.

Highland Park will play Friday at Royse City, while Lovejoy meets Poteet at Mesquite Memorial Stadium and West Mesquite travels to North Forney.

The Raiders’ scoring last week consisted of two Nicholas Figueroa field goals, as the offense was hindered by Corbin Johnson’s absence; he sat out the contest due to any injury.

That left a bulk of the workload on sophomore quarterback Zach Haaland, who finished the game 12-for-25 for 106 yards through the air, and he also rushed for a team-high 75 yards on 23 attempts. Mason Swanson was the Raiders’ other ball carrier, toting the pigskin 11 times for 19 yards.

Zack Young hauled in five passes for 45 yards to lead the East receiving corps, while Parker Millis had two receptions for 22 yards. Dylan Deere made one catch for 13 yards, Anthony Caro had one for 10 yards, while Swanson caught two for nine and Michael Messer had one for seven.

Subvarsity
Darrick McClendon scored two rushing touchdowns (three and 80 yards) in the freshman Blue’s 44-33 loss to West Mesquite, while Christian Johnson rushed the ball in from three yards out. Cade Adamson and Dillon LaRue hooked up from 20 yards out for a score, with Adamson also finding Collen Covington from 12 yards out for another touchdown.

 

0 Comments

Related News

Wylie loses first district game

Wylie loses first district game

The Wylie Pirates defense started strong but couldn't hold on against the Garland Owls. In a battle of the top two teams in District 9-6A, Wylie (5-1, 14-8) lost to Garland (6-0, 14-1) 45-30. The game was close early, with the Pirates taking a 19-17 lead into the...

read more
Collin County holds hazard plan public hearing

Collin County holds hazard plan public hearing

If the winter storm last year proved anything, it pays to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster. Collin County Assistant Emergency Management Specialist Randall Gurney presented information about the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan during a Wednesday, Jan. 12...

read more
Council passes parking ordinance

Council passes parking ordinance

Wylie City Council held several public hearings and passed an ordinance prohibiting parking near the intersection of Cloudcroft Drive and South Ballard Avenue at the Jan. 11 regular meeting. Council first discussed the parking ordinance in November 2021 after...

read more
Voter registration deadline coming soon

Voter registration deadline coming soon

Texas Secretary of State John Scott reminds all eligible Texas voters to ensure they are registered to vote before the upcoming deadline. The last day to register to vote for the upcoming March 1 primary race is Jan. 31. "Registering to vote in Texas is easy and...

read more
Council holds several public meetings

Council holds several public meetings

Council held several public hearings and passed an ordinance prohibiting parking near the intersection of Cloudcroft Drive and South Ballard Avenue at the Jan. 11 regular meeting. Council first discussed the parking ordinance in November 2021 after residents living in...

read more
Wylie loses first district game to Sachse

Wylie loses first district game to Sachse

In the battle of the last two unbeaten teams in District 9-6A, the Wylie Pirates came up short.Wylie (5-1, 12-13) struggled out of the gates and lost 49-21 to the Sachse Lady Mustangs (6-0, 14-8). The Pirates fell behind 24-3 after the first quarter and couldn't...

read more
Wylie East rebounds with double-digit win

Wylie East rebounds with double-digit win

The Wylie East girls basketball team rebounded with a 55-44 victory over Sherman after the district defeat last week. The Lady Raiders (5-1, 13-8) started strong, leading 23-12 after the first quarter. Sherman battled back and cut the lead to eight points but couldn't...

read more
Election audit shows few issues

Election audit shows few issues

The Secretary of State’s office released the findings of Phase 1 of the forensics audit of the November 2020 election, which shows few issues with the process. In September 2021, the office of the Secretary of State (SOS) announced it would conduct a full forensic...

read more