Wylie Pirates Crush Garland for Homecoming Win
WHS varsity cheerleaders proudly pose with their homecoming mums. Ashli Urano Photo.
Wylie Pirates varsity football team took on the Garland Owls in District 10-6A play on Sept. 28. Pirates quarterback #14 Rashad Dixon put an exclamation point on Wylie High’s 50-7 win against Garland with two rushing and three in-the-air touchdowns, capped off by a 46-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver #11 Donovan Ollie. Dixon had an 88.9% pass completion performance for 160 yards of offense with no interceptions in the game.
The Pirates played well on both sides of the ball with the defense holding the Owls to just one first down and a safety in the first half. While the Pirates have had some challenges in the first part of the season, the team’s dominating performance on Friday night showed what they are capable of and created a lot of excitement for the second half of the season.
Before the Pirates defeated their opponents for the first win of the season, homecoming court nominees came together on the field as winners were announced. Neil Patel and Olivia Ofoegbu were crowned homecoming king and queen, while Tina Chingaya and Ashley Pelaez were named senior prince and princess. Other winners include Ethan Brown and Ava Leggett who were named junior prince and princess; Elvis Montanez and Alessandra Morales crowned sophomore prince and princess; along with Ryan Lederer and Layla McElroy crowned freshman prince and princess. Taking home band beau and princess were Rook Segrest and Laeticia Evang. The Pirates will go up against Rowlett Eagles at 7 p.m. on Oct.19 at Wylie Stadium. Ash