Veterans

Wylie East 3 keys to defeating Sachse

by | Sep 23, 2022 | Sports

The Wylie East Raiders are riding high after three straight victories to open the season.

Sitting atop the District 9-6A standings early in the season, Wylie East (1-0, 3-0) hopes to continue its strong start to the season when they travel to Homer B. Johnson Stadium Friday night to take on Sachse. The Mustangs (1-1, 1-3) picked up their first win of the regular season last week and will want to send their fans and students home happy with a homecoming victory.

Here are the three keys to Wylie East defeating Sachse on the road Friday.

1. Slow down the rushing attack

Sachse has run the ball exceptionally well in their first four games, something that will be a point of emphasis for the Wylie East defense. Pope Akanna leads the team with 525 rushing yards and six touchdowns in four games, while RC Reeves also has 232 rushing yards and four scores.

It’s a dynamic one-two punch for the Mustangs’ offense and a huge part of their offensive success this season.

The Wylie East front seven has shown to be stingy against the run to start the year. While Naaman Forest did end up with 137 yards on the ground, East stood tall and made them work for every bit of it. Anthony James, Robert Ngasoh and the entire Wylie East front seven will have their hands full in week five.

For the full story, see our Sept. 21 issue or subscribe online.

0 Comments

WEDC Gift Guide jpeg

Related News

Pirates optimistic for new season, face early tests

Pirates optimistic for new season, face early tests

It’s been a difficult start the season for the Wylie Pirates basketball team, but reinforcements are on the way as they prepare for a long district season. The Pirates finished second in District 9-6A last season with a 12-2 district record but hope to be able to...

read more
Raiders ready for 6A challenge

Raiders ready for 6A challenge

The Wylie East basketball team just missed out on the playoffs last season but is ready to step up to the 6A level. Under first-year head coach Brent Kelley, Wylie East finished sixth in the district standings last season, but saw major strides taken from the season...

read more
Wylie East, Wylie earn 9-6A football accolades

Wylie East, Wylie earn 9-6A football accolades

Wylie East and Wylie finished first and second respectively in the District 9-6A standings and earned postseason accolades to show. Terrell Washington Jr led the way for the district champion Raiders, who won the 9-6A title in their first season in UIL's top...

read more
Wylie shutout by Duncanville in area round

Wylie shutout by Duncanville in area round

The Wylie Pirates season came to an end Friday night at McKinney ISD Stadium, losing 41-0 to the Duncanville Panthers. The Panthers scored all 41 points in the first half as they held the Pirates to negative yardage over the first two quarters. Wylie quarterback...

read more
Rockwall Heath knocks out Wylie East in first round

Rockwall Heath knocks out Wylie East in first round

It was a nail-biter until the end in Wylie East’s bi-district playoff matchup with the Rockwall-Heath Hawks.  Neither team was able to gain much momentum offensively, but an experienced Heath team prevailed, giving the Raiders a first-round exit by a final score...

read more
Wylie defeats Horn in first round of playoffs

Wylie defeats Horn in first round of playoffs

Winning isn't always a beauty contest and the Wylie Pirates have perfected winning ugly this season. The Pirates (8-3, 6-2 in 9-6A) scored one offensive touchdown, one defensive touchdown and one touchdown on special teams to defeat Mesquite Horn 21-11 in the...

read more
Wylie ISD playoff schedule

Wylie ISD playoff schedule

Wylie ISD playoff schedule: 6A Region II, Div II Rockwall Heath vs Wylie East Friday, 7:00 PM @ Wylie Stadium 6A Region II, Div I Mesquite Horn vs Wylie High Friday, 7:00 PM @ Eagle Stadium in Allen All tickets for playoff games will be sold online. Please note, there...

read more
Wylie shuts out Garland in second half

Wylie shuts out Garland in second half

WYLIE — Battling more weather delays and windy conditions, the Wylie Pirates capped off the regular season with a win. Wylie (7-3, 6-2 in 9-6A) started strongly to take an early lead over Garland (5-5, 4-4) in the first quarter, thanks to two key plays from the...

read more