IN THE HUDDLE: Wylie Pirates

After a evenly-matched first half highlighted by big plays, Wylie and Cedar Hill went to the half tied at 21-21 in the Class 5A, Div. II Regional semifinal at Texas Stadium Saturday afternoon. To avoid a shootout, Wylie changed its approach and went to its ground game in the second half. Running back Nick Knott responded and the Pirates' defense held Cedar Hill scoreless down the stretch for a hard-fought 31-21 victory. Wylie takes on Copperas Cove in the State semifinals next week.