When “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” plays at double speed by a high school band, you know the Winters Blizzard Football team is about to take the field. Who knows, they may be playing the Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billies.
You may cheer for the Hutto Hippos, the Pied Pipers of Hamlin, the Progreso Red Ants, or what looks to be a cranky snow storm, but most of Texas communities will be cheering when football stadium lights across Texas beam in the Friday night sky, signaling another season of a uniquely Texas tradition of “over the top” fervor.
While the communities that feed Wylie ISD continue to grow at a record pace, our goal is to maintain a small-town feeling where the schools bring people together to celebrate our kids and community, the Wylie Way.
SEE YOU THERE!!!!
Both the Raiders and the Pirates take the field at Wylie Stadium this week and we would love to see you at the game!
Wylie East High School vs. Mount Pleasant
Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.
Wylie High School vs. Plano West
Friday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.
Friday Night LIVE
For those of you who can’t make it to the game (or have family out of town), the University Interscholastic League (UIL) is allowing varsity football games to be live-streamed again this season. All Wylie High and Wylie East varsity home games will be broadcast. Our student-run video group, the PiRaiders, produces the events at Wylie Stadium. Wylie ISD follows all copyright and performance rights.
The link for all home games is: https://www.wylieisd.net/livebroadcasts Links to road games, when available, will be shared with the teams and on social media.
For those who may be new to this Texas Tradition, this is WAY more than football. If you have not experienced elite marching bands with more than 300 members, it’s going to be spectacular.
“That Wylie Band” and “Pride of the East” are fresh off UIL State Marching Band Contest berths, placing them in the “top of the top” among their peers.
That Wylie Band!
- Website: www.thatwylieband.net
- Instagram: @thatwylieband
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThatWylieBand
Pride of the East!
I’ve attached artwork for the 2021 Marching Show – Efflorescence, a picture of the entire marching band and the official POTE Logo.
Tons of Wylie ISD are members of local dance companies. If they like dancing, this is a GREAT way to get your kiddo engaged!
- Website: https://www.wyliepiratepacesetters.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169110793105568/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/PacesettersAHMO
- Websites: https://www.wylieeastdance.com/sapphires.html and https://bsluetz.wixsite.com/wehssapphires
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wylie-East-Sapphires-124012134317480/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/wehs_sapphires?lang=en
- Instagram: @wehssapphires
My neighbor kid lives for cheer. If you are like Kenna, your Wylie ISD kid may like it too. If you haven’t experienced, it in a long time, Cheer is WAY more than I remember as a kid. Our Pirates and Raiders LOVE IT!
- Website: https://www.wylieisd.net/domain/470
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ahmo.captain.7/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AhmoCaptain
- Website: https://www.wylieisd.net/domain/14466
- Instagram: @wylie_east_cheer
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WylieEastCheer
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/WylieEastCheer
SPIRIT CREW: AFJROTC!
Check out this awesome Fox Sports Southwest feature on the JROTC: https://www.foxsports.com/southwest/video/1337593923880
If your kid likes being part of a group that has a great time running with flags does a LOT of screaming, our spirit crew led by our nationally recognized Air Force Junior ROTC program may be for you!
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Fans are encouraged to limit the number of items they bring with them to the stadium. They will be able to carry (1) one of the following style and size bag into the stadium:
- Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12”
- One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
- Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand but not larger than 5″ x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap
- An exception will be made for medically necessary items
- Diaper bags are allowed as long as they are accompanied by an infant
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
More information at https://www.wylieisd.net/Page/15823.
WHERE TO GET TICKETS
You may use the link, or the QR Code, below to purchase tickets. All tickets must be purchased online this season. The QR Code will be posted at all Wylie ISD football facilities this season.
In addition, Wylie ISD Employee Badges will be accepted for general admission tickets at all “Home” Wylie ISD Athletic Events. The employee badges are good for the Employee + 1 guest. *Our ability to accept employee badges could be affected by any UIL policy changes related to Covid-19.
As you can see, football Friday (sometimes on Thursday) is a great way to bring our community together, get our kids involved and celebrate what is right about our school district, the Wylie Way!