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The Mesquite Poteet Pirates defeated the Bastrop Bears 42-35 on Saturday to set up a showdown with the Aledo Bearcats in the state semi-finals for Class 4 A Division I.
The Pirates are 12-2 with two losses earlier this season. A week ago, Mesquite Poteet dispatched undefeated Highland Park 45-28. Poteet is a pas oriented team relying on the arm of senior quarterback Beau Nowell who has thrown for close to 3,000 yards this season.
Game and ticket information will be posted on The Community News website as soon as it becomes available.
60 minutes to kick-off and the team is going through their stretches.... Football Fever is on high alert!
We will be covering the game live from Waco, so refresh your page often to get updates on your favorite team!
The kickoff is underway...Aledo is on defense first
Jace Vincent has put incredible pressure on the quarterback...Aledo takes over from their own 5 yard line.
Matthew Bishop fumbles the ball on the opponent 25 yard-line for a turnover after a nice 23-yard run...Stephenville takes over.
Aledo forces another punt after key sack froms Rylan Riney and Gunner Johnson...Aledo takes over from their own 33 with 2:25 left in the 1st quarter.
Aledo punts the ball away with 51 seconds left...Gray has struggled so far with 2 yards on 2 carries.
Aledo BearcatsWe're back in action. Click below to watch a preview of upcoming games at Aledo High School. Aledo star running back Johnathan Gray has also been named the Gatorade Texas High School player of the year. He is now in the running to win the national award. Check back tonight for full coverage on Gray and the Bearcats as they take on Stephenville in Waco at Baylor University.
The Aledo Bearcat Regiment will perform at several local venues on Saturday to showcase the talents of Aledo’s band members. The band’s annual March-a-Thon earlier this year was canceled due to rain. The band will perform during Christmas Tyme in Aledo at 5 p.m. at the Aledo Community Center. Then, at 6:30, they willplay in the Brookshire’s parking lot in Willow Park. The night will end with an 8 p.m. performance at the Hudson Oaks Wal-Mart.
Aledo BasketballThe Ladycats stayed undefeated at home with a 65-31 win over Parker County rival Weatherford Tuesday night and the boys basketball team lost a chance at getting their first win of the season with less than 30 seconds on the clock in a 42-37 loss to Southwest Christian.
Click below to watch video highlights. Full stories will be in the Dec. 3 edition of
The Community News
Class AAAA Division II State Quarter Final Football Playoff
Stephenville Yellowjackets vs. Aledo Bearcats
Friday, December 3, 2010
At Floyd Casey Stadium
S. Valley Mills Dr. at Dutton
Waco, Texas 76711
Game time: 7:30 PM
Pre sell Adult: $8
Pre sell Student: $5
All Tickets at the Gate: $10
Accepted Passes: District 5-AAAA , District 8-AAAA, THSCA
Aledo will be the home team
Link to Stadium Directions: http://www.texasbob.com/stadium/stadium.php?id=1019
Dominic Genetti/The Community News
Re-rematch against Stephenville next week for Regional crown
Story By Steve Keck
Video By Dominic Genetti
Sweetwater, TX- Matthew Bishop passed for a season high four touchdown passes in a 40-14 victory over the Hereford Whitefaces in the region semi-final game played in Sweetwater. The Bearcats will play the Stephenville Yellow Jackets in the regional finals next Friday night at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Chisholm Trail Chapter encourages families to prevent kitchen fires by taking some basic safety measures. In the U.S., Thanksgiving is the peak day for cooking fires, 90 percent of which are caused by unattended cooking.
“We all think of Thanksgiving as a time for family, good food and football, but it’s also prime time for cooking fires,” said Teresa Filkins, Community Development and Resource Manager at the Parker County Branch. “Taking a few simple precautions can help everyone have a safe and happy holiday.”
To keep Thanksgiving fire-free, the public should follow these ten tips:
James Albritton/SaltForkImages.com: Rob Blowers makes a tackle in the Area Championship game against Waco. He has been nominated for a High School Rudy Award.
Aledo senior Rob Blowers has been nominated for the Rudy Award, The High School Football Rudy Awards honor inspirational football players who best define what Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger refers to as the "The Four C’s": Character, Courage, Contribution and Commitment. Ruettiger was the subject of a hit movie about his experience playing for Notre Dame.
To vote for Rob online, visit the following link: http://highschoolrudyawards.com/nominees/485/Robert_Blowers.aspx