Aledo Bearcats(Video by Dominic Genetti)
Paced by junior running back Johnathan Gray's 248 yards rushing and four touchdowns, the state-ranked No. 1 Aledo Bearcats had little trouble in a 66-9 victory over Trophy Club Byron Nelson Friday night in a District 5-4A contest at Northwest ISD Stadium.
The win raises the No. 1 Bearcats overall mark to 6-0, and 3-0 in 5-4A. Aledo will continue district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at home against Boswell.
Aledo BearcatsBearcats lead Byron Nelson 52-9 at halftime. Click the box below for highlights. Check later tonight for a full report.
Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats play their first game in school history against the Byron Nelson Bobcats of the Northwest ISD tonight. Click below to see clips of pregame action on the field. Be sure to check back later tonight for halftime highlights.
Aledo BearcatsHow do the Bearcats look for their inaugural matchup against the Byron Nelson Bobcats? Click below to watch The Community News Pregame Show.
Aledo remains in first place after big road volleyball victory
Aledo middle hitters Jordan Jacobs and Breana Sharratt combined for 29 kills, and sophomore setter Mallory Powell recorded a match-high 41 assists to lead the state-ranked No. 11 Ladycats to a 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, 25-23 victory over Birdville Tuesday night in District 5-4A action at Birdville.
The win raises the Ladycats record to 26-8, and 8-0 in district play.
Sharratt registered a match-high 16 kills, with Jacobs adding 13. Sharratt and Jacobs also finished with four blocks apiece.
Senior hitter Christa Daniel had a solid, all-around performance with 11 kills and a team-leading 23 digs. Senior libero Taylor Brown added 18 digs, with junior defensive specialist Hannah Loftin finishing with 14 digs.
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Aledo junior defensive specialist Hannah Loftin handles the ball as seniors Taylor Brown (2) and Christa Daniel (13) get into position. The first-place Ladycats will continue District 5-4A action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at second-place Birdville.
7-0 Ladycats face another district challenge against 5-2 Birdville
After winning their first five District 5-4A games, the state-ranked No. 11 Aledo Ladycats faced a situation last week where they would play the two teams tied for second place, Azle and Springtown.
Coming back from a 2-1 deficit in games, the Aledo Ladycats won game four by a 25-16 count and rode that momentum to win decisive game five in blowout fashion, 15-6, over the Springtown Lady Porcupines Friday night in District 5-4A action at Springtown.
The 25-27, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16, 15-6 win elevates the Ladycats' record to 25-8 and 7-0 in district play. Aledo will continue district play at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Birdville.
"Coach (Kathy) Goings told us (after game three) that there was no way we were going to lose the match," senior middle hitter Jordan Jacobs said. "We are a tight-knit team, and we just drew closer, got focused and refused to lose.
"Our goal is to go undefeated in district, and we can still achieve that."
Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray rushed for 211 yards and scored four touchdowns, and junior quarterback Matt Bishop completed 17 of 22 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns to lead the state-ranked No. 1 Bearcats to a convincing 62-21 victory over Springtown Friday night in a District 5-4A contest at Springtown.
The win raises the Bearcats record to 2-0 in district play and 5-0 overall.
Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats lead Springtown 42-0 at halftime.
Click below to watch halftime highlights.