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Wylie QB Nico Ramirez returns from injury as Pirates stomp Frisco Wakeland
McKINNEY - Quarterback Nico Ramirez returned to the lineup after dislocating his shoulder in the season finale, helping Wylie end an impressive Frisco Wakeland season with a 28-0 Class 4A Division I bidistrict playoff victory Friday night at Ron Poe Stadium.
Ramirez, who said afterward that he was worried he might reinjure the shoulder before the game, looked fine on the opening drive, scampering 30 yards on a draw to set up a 12-yard touchdown run by Vincent Bryan.
The quarterback took it in himself on the next Wylie drive for 17 of his 228 total yards, putting his team up 14-0.
"We knew exactly what they were going to come out with," Bryan said. "We've been studying, studying, studying every single day.
"We just needed to execute."
Bryan finished with 123 rushing yards and two touchdowns for Wylie, ranked No. 11 in SportsDay's final 4A area poll.
Wakeland (8-3), ranked No. 9, had its chances but was never able to establish a rhythm on offense against a sharp Wylie defense. The Wolverines trailed 14-0 at halftime after having nearly as many penalty yards (67) as total yards (83).
Wakeland blocked a field-goal attempt and intercepted a pass in the end zone in the second quarter to keep the score close.
But the Wolverines, who finished with 182 yards, were unable to get closer as Wylie (8-3) posted its fifth straight win.
Wylie will play Kimball in the area round next week.