James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo running back Johnathan Gray eludes a Brenham defender during the first half of the Aledo/Brenham state championship game in Austin. Gray had 125 yards and three touchdowns in the first half and finished with 252 yards and four touchdowns, including a game-clinching 89-yard run late in the contest.
Aledo sophomore Johnathan Gray rushed for 252 yards and scored four touchdowns, including an 89-yard sprint late in the fourth quarter that clinched the game, and senior quarterback Trey Ozee added another score to lead the Aledo Bearcats to a 35-21 victory over the Brenham Cubs Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A, Division II state championship game at D. K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin.
The state championship win was the second in Aledo High School history and the first in Class 4A.
The victory was also aided by the Bearcats' defense which stopped a Brenham fourth and one at the AHS 10 late in the game. Gray's championship-clinching run followed three plays later, on third and eight.
James Albritton/The Community News: Aledo seniors Cy Wilson (36) and Devin Davis (7) sing the school song moments after the Bearcats defeated Denison to advance to the Class 4A, Division II state championship game. The contest will kickoff at 1 p.m. Saturday (Dec.19) at D.K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin.
By Tony Eierdam
Aledo senior football players Devin Davis, Danny Heiss, Cy Wilson, Dillon Hawkins and Trey Ozee were having a blast Tuesday afternoon at “Media Day” at the Aledo High School field house, talking it up with area reporters and television broadcasters about their thoughts leading up to the Class 4A, Division II state championship game.
The Bearcats will face Brenham at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at D.K. Royal Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas.
Tickets will be $10 at the gate, and can be purchased until noon (last lunch period) Friday at Aledo ISD campuses and the administration building.
Aledo junior guard Logan Mittie scored 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds and recorded nine steals to lead the Ladycats to a 56-28 victory over the Mineral Wells Lady Rams Tuesday night in the girls' District 6-4A basketball opener at Mineral Wells.
The win - the seventh in a row for the Ladycats - raises AHS' overall mark to 12-5. The Ladycats will continue district play at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at home against Birdville.
James Albritton/The Community News Sophomore running back Johnathan Gray takes the handoff from sophomore QB Matthew Bishop in Saturday's come-from-behind victory in the 4A State Semifinal game against the Denison Yellow Jackets. The Bearcats won the game 40-28 and will now face Brenham in the State Championship next Saturday.
By Tony Eierdam
The Aledo Bearcats came from two touchdowns behind to defeat Dennison 40-28 and earn a trip to the state championship game next week against Brenham.
Stay tuned to this site for updates.
Ladycats down Sanger to reach championship game
Held scoreless for the first five minutes of the game and trailing by 18 at the half, the Aledo Bearcats scored 30 points in the third quarter and held Paschal to 24 points for the entire second half to come back and defeat the Class 5A Panthers, 62-55, Friday afternoon at the Granbury tournament.
At the Decatur tournament, the Ladycats defeated Sanger Friday afternoon to reach the tournament's championship game. Tip off at the title game will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at Decatur High School.
Just when it appeared the fat lady was stepping to the microphone to sing, a “hiccup” interrupted what would have been a final agreement for the transfer of ownership of Deer Creek and Dyegard water systems in eastern Parker County.
Early Friday, Dec. 11, the four mayors, from the coalition of cities involved in the court-ordered mediation to resolve the five-year-long battle of the cities against the City of Willow Park regarding the water systems, signed a final agreement that had been tweaked by attorneys in the weeks-long process.
A very warm, handmade stadium blanket will go to the highest bidder following the silent auction at Aledo National Bank, located south of downtown Aledo in the strip center on the east side of FM 1187.
The silent auction is under way and will conclude Dec. 18.
Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Moke family to help cover Hunter’s funeral expenses. The Aledo High School senior died Nov. 16.
The stadium blanket is orange and black and has a paw-print pattern. It is double-layered fleece with tie knots. It is on display at the bank where citizens can make a bid on it.
By Tony Eierdam
With the Aledo Ladycats leading by six points at the half on the road against Richland, head coach Rusty Johnson's halftime speech to his team focused mainly on defense.
"I simply told them we needed to turn up our intensity, especially on defense," Johnson said.
Apparently, the Ladycats were listening.
Aledo came out with a shut down, pressure defense that held Richland scoreless for first 8:42 of the second half - including the entire third quarter - while pouring in 28 points to come away with an impressive 49-27 victory in a non-district contest.