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Raiders lose to Tyler High

by | Oct 19, 2021 | Latest, Sports

The Wylie East football team (0-4, 2-6) allowed 456 yards, losing to Tyler High 48-10 Friday, Oct. 15.

Play of the Game: Eli Holt throws two passing touchdowns before halftime.

Midway through the second quarter, the Lions (3-0, 5-2) held a 14 point lead thanks to rushing touchdowns from Derrick McFall and Holt. Holt, Tyler’s senior quarterback, extended their lead through the air, finding Makavion Potts for a 52-yard passing touchdown.

After a Raiders punt, the Lions capitalized again, with McFall running 59-yards for a score. On their next drive, Holt found  Montrell Wade for an 89-yard touchdown to put Tyler ahead by 34 points. Wylie East would score via a field goal to cut the lead to 31, but the explosive Lions offense couldn’t be overcome, as the Raiders lost by 38 points.

Impact Raider: Ka’Neal Reed

In his first varsity game, tailback Reed proved to be a reliable ball carrier. He led the Raiders with 71 rushing yards on 12 carries. Reed also added the only touchdown of the game for Wylie East, running it for a two-yard score in the third quarter. 

The Raiders face West Mesquite Thursday, Oct. 21, in their final home game of the season.

For the complete story see this Wednesday’s edition of The Wylie News. Support your community newspaper for less than $40 a year.

By Jackson King * [email protected]

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