Junior defensive lineman Azuka Akozar constantly pressured the Scots quarterback.
By Shiela K. Haynes
The Pirates pushed the Scots to the edge in a 24-21 loss at Highlander Stadium. An all-out flying-around Wylie defense proved they could play with the best as they continuously pressured the Scots quarterback and limited their top rusher.
Defensive lineman Azuka Akozar spent significant time in the Scots backfield where he racked up two tackles for loss and a sack to go with eight tackles overall. Linebacker Sean Watts tallied 13 tackles, while linebacker Matt Sandgren and defensive back Terrell Burt logged nine tackles each.
Tailback Vincent Bryan scored a pair of touchdowns. The first on an 18-yard sprint with under two minutes to go in the first half and the second that came midway through the third quarter from four yards out. Quarterback Nico Ramirez added six with a 2-yard touchdown run with 2:04 left in the game. Kicker Seth Hiddink was 3-for-3 on point-after attempts.
The Raiders went down 48-10 against J.J. Pearce. They were able to hang with the Mustangs throughout the first half and were only down 14-10 at halftime.
Dylan Cook started the scoring with a 39-yard field goal. Tailback Brandon Young scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter. Tailback Jabari Anderson rushed for 120 yards.
In other District 10-4A action, McKinney took down Rockwall 42-35 and McKinney North shocked Rockwall Heath 20-14.
Get full reports for the Pirates and Raiders contests, plus a district outlook in this week’s paper.