Bearcat StadiumJohnathan Gray took the Aledo Bearcats' opening handoff for a 66 yard touchdown run, and the extra point gave Aledo a 7-0 lead with 19 seconds ticked off the clock.
Birdville responded with a ten play drive from their own 20, settling for a 30-yard field goal with 7:15 left in the first quarter.
The following possessions ended in interceptions, the first being a Birdville snag of a Clay Wooten pass in the Aledo end zone.
Bearcat StadiumClick below to watch this week's Pregame Show and see how things look for Aledo sports. Bearcat football kicks off tonight against Birdville at 7:30p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
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Aledo head coach Kathy Goings is mobbed by Hannah Loftin, Jordan Jacobs and Christa Daniel after the Ladycats defeated Azle Friday night for Goings' 400th career victory. The win raises the Ladycats district mark to 13-0.
No. 10 Ladycats come back from two-game deficit to down Lady Hornets in 5
Aledo Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings probably thought she was going to win her 400th career victory on Tuesday in Aledo's district finale at home when her team fell behind 2-0 Friday night at Azle in a District 5-4A match.
Azle, fighting for its playoff life, was the better team on the floor in the first two games, downing the Ladycats by counts of 25-21, 25-14.
Aledo BearcatsIt was really no surprise that the Class 4A No.1 Aledo Bearcats defeated Azle, 73-0, in a District 5-4A contest Friday night at Azle.
Aledo all-state running back Johnathan Gray had his usual productive game with 183 yards on 19 carries and four touchdowns, and a Bearcats' 40-0 lead at the half also did not raise eyebrows.
But the Bearcat offense did show another side that may give future opposing defensive coordinators some sleepless nights as junior quarterback Matt Bishop connected on long touchdown passes of 45, 58, 40 and 39 yards, the latter to new varsity receiver Willie Gibson, a sophomore who was called up to varsity this week.
Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats lead Azle 40-0 at halftime. Johnathan Gray has scored his 100th career touchdown. Click below to watch highlights of the first half. Check back later tonight for a full report.
Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats take on Azle tonight on the road in Tarrant County. Click below to watch the pregame warmups.
Aledo BearcatsHow does everything look for the Bearcats as volleyball and football travel to Azle tonight? Click below and watch The Community News Pregame Show.
Aledo head coach Kathy Goings one win away from 400th career victory
Paced by a match-high nine kills from middle hitter Breana Sharratt and 10 digs by libero Taylor Brown, the state-ranked No. 10 Aledo Ladycats clinched the outright District 5-4A title with a convincing 25-11, 25-9, 25-13 victory over Keller Timber Creek Tuesday night at Timber Creek.
The win raises the Ladycats overall record to 30-8 and 12-0 in district play. Aledo continues district action at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Azle. A win would give Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings her 400th career victory.
Although the Ladycats clinched the district title, the team walked off the floor in unemotional fashion. Senior captain Jordan Jacobs explained why.