Rowlett has been living dangerously during 10-6A play with a pair of one-point victories.
They were involved in another close affair on Friday, but this time, they came up just a bit short as Wylie held on for a 14-13 victory at Homer B. Johnson Stadium.
The Eagles (3-4) fall to 3-1 in district and drop back into a four-way tie for first place with Sachse, Lakeview and the Pirates (3-4, 3-1).
Rowlett struck first midway through the first quarter when Alex Routt hooked up with Tre’von King for a 43-yard touchdown, but the extra point failed and that would prove to be big.
Wylie got its offense going in the second quarter, as Mason Long threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Henry and Trey Adams found the end zone on a 2-yard run to take a 14-6 lead into halftime.
The Eagle defense kept them in it from that point, shutting the Pirates out during the final two frames.
Rowlett closed to within a point when Routt hit Antonio Hull for a 35-yard scoring strike early in the third quarter.
But the go-ahead score never occurred, as the Wylie defense rose to the occasion late to protect the one-point win.