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Raiders roll over Rowlett

by | Nov 2, 2023 | Latest, Sports

The Wylie East Raiders have had plenty to celebrate this season and are ready for the playoffs. Photo by Tina Lopez

Wylie East closed out the regular season with a decisive 49-8 win over the Rowlett Eagles on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Wylie ISD Stadium.

The Raiders (9-1, 7-1) commanded the game on both sides of the ball, holding the Eagles (3-7, 3-5) to just 67 total yards. Wylie East gained 422 total yards.

The offense was led by the quarterback tandem of Howard Fisher IV and Ethan Wall, as well as a strong rushing attack by Keve’yon Thorne. Fisher IV and Wall combined to throw 195 yards on 14-of-18 passing. Fisher IV threw three touchdown passes.

Thorne ran for 89 yards on 10 carries as well as two scores. 

The Raiders scored a touchdown on every one of their offensive possessions through the first two quarters, enabling them to go into the locker room up 42-8 at the half.

Wylie East will host Tyler Legacy on Friday, Nov. 10 at Wylie ISD Stadium for the bi-district playoff round.

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By Seth Dowdle •  [email protected]

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