Tonight's game between the Aledo Bearcats and the Highland Park Scots, is the 2012 edition of a 13 year tradition, the Tom Landry Classic, on the SMU campus.
The sun has finally fallen below the press box at Gerald Ford Stadium and given the Aledo fans some shade as the officials toss the coin at midfield.
Highland Park wins the toss and will receive.
The Scots start from their 17 yard line. 3 plays to a first down at the 33. A penalty on the Bearcats defense gives Highland park a first down at the Aledo 42 yard line.
The Bearcat defense holds and the Scots quick kick to the Aledo 15 yard line. The Bearcat defense gets things started off right.
Pate Davis keeps for 14 yards and a first down on the first play. A couple of Caleb Frysinger runs, and a penalty on the Scots, give the Bearcats the ball at the Highland Park 48 yard line with a first and 10. Pate Davis and Caleb Frysinger take turns again and Aledo has a first and 10 at the Scots 24 yard line.
A turnover gives Highland Park the ball back at their 19 yard line. 2 first downs and the Scots are in Aledo territory at the 49. Another first down to the 37 as the first quarter ends.
The second quarter begins with the Scots driving on the Aledo 37 yard line. Another quick kick goes into the end zone and Aledo has the ball at their own 20.
Aledo uses the pass, and two big Pate Davis to Taco Anderson plays to score on this drive. The extra point is good and the Bearcats lead 7-0 with 9:57 left in the first half.
The Aledo Bearcats open the 2012 season with a scrimmage against Denton Guyer on Friday, Aug. 24 at Aledo High School.
The freshmen will scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. at the freshman campus practice field.
The JV will scrimmage at 5:30 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
The varsity will scrimmage at 7 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
Admission to the scrimmage will be a donation to the Texas High School Coaches Association's Benevolence Fund
The THSCA Benevolence Fund provides aide to students who are injured while participating in high school sports.
Meet the Bearcats
The Aledo Athletic Booster Club's annual "Meet the Bearcats" has been set for Thursday, Aug. 16 at the indoor practice facility behind Aledo High School.
Varsity football, volleyball and cheerleading squads will be available to meet and greet beginning at 6 p.m.
Randy Keck/The Community NewsDayton Sheridan, 2009 graduate of Aledo High School, goes to the basket in the first Aledo Alumni Basketball Game held Thursday, July 12 at Aledo High School.
They came from as far back as the Class of 1996 to participate in the first ever Aledo Alumni Basketball Game Thursday at Aledo High School. In the end, Aledo defeated Aledo 43-39, and that's all we're going to say about that.
For more on the game, see the July 20 issue of The Community News and click here for a photo gallery from the game.
Aledo High School graduate Johnathan Gray was named Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year last night at an ESPN televised award ceremony at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.
The full ESPN report can be found at the link below:
After disposing of Fort Worth Southwest in two games last weekend, the Aledo Bearcats now face Stephenville in the Area round of the state 4A baseball playoffs.
Game 1 is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 11 at Aledo High School.
Game 2 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at Stephenville High School.
Game 3, if necessary, will be played 30 minutes after game 2.
Ticket prices for each game are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
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The Aledo Bearcats will play the Southwest High School Raiders in a best-of-three bi-district baseball series. Game one will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in Aledo. Game two will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at Southwest High School. Game three, if necessary, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at Southwest.
Due to the Ride for Heroes in Aledo on Saturday, April 21, the Aledo Bearcats baseball game scheduled against Arlington Heights will be played AT Arlington Heights High School. Arlington Heights will play in Aledo on Saturday, April 28.
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The Aledo girls golf team of Savannah Moody, Quincy Ballard, Taylor Brookshire, Jesse Bearden and Haley Gann qualified for the State golf tournament by finishing second in the Region I golf tournament in Abilene played on April 18-19. Logan Lambert also qualified for the State tournament by posting scores of 74-74 in the Boys Regional tournament. Logan will compete as an individual medalist. The 4A State Golf Tournament will be played on April 30 and May 1 at Jimmy Clay Golf Club in Austin.
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Aledo girls varsity basketball coach Rusty Johnson has been selected as the Head Girl's Coach of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All Star Game that will be played at 4:15 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Trinity University in San Antonio. Johnson will coach the 4A/5A/Private Blue Team. More information will be in the April 20 issue of The Community News.