First junior to be so honored by ESPN
Randy Keck/The Community News: Johnathan Gray crosses the goal line in action against Boswell in October of 2010.
Aledo high school running back Johnathan Gray received yet another honor today (Jan 20) when ESPN announced he was this year's choice as "Mr. Football USA."
The designation puts Gray in the same league as famous names like Earl Campbell, Billy Sims and Eric Dickerson.
For more on the story, check the Jan. 28 issue of The Community News and the ESPN Web site.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Alec Stockdale pulls down a rebound in freshman basketball action Tuesday night in Aledo. The Bearcat freshman team defeated their counterparts from Birdville 33-32.
Bearcats Beat Birdville 60-55
Matt Bishop 13
Taylor Johnson 13
Ladycats Claw Lady Hawks 82-54
Mallory Powell 32
Logan Mitte 20
Hannah Loftin 16
Bearcat JV 63 Birdville JV 51
Alex Riner 12
Matt Dunn 10
Ladycats Sting Lady Hornets 85-48
Can anyone say “halftime adjustments?” The Ladycats were clinging on to a 26-25 lead going into halftime. Aledo had enough of these bees in their bonnets and came out on fire in the second half. The Ladycats outscored Azle 59-23 in the second half. Yes, 59 points in the second half.
The victory moved Aledo to 22-2 on the season and a perfect 7-0 in district play. Logan Mitte led all scorers with 21 points and Mallory Powell added 20.
The Ladycats return home on Tuesday night to play Birdville at 6:00 PM.
Logan Mittie 21
Mallory Powell 20
Alanna Martin 14
Shelby Stockard 10
Hannah Loftin 9
1 2 3 4 Final
Aledo 11 15 32 27 85
Azle 13 12 9 14 48
Varsity Boys fall to District Leading Azle
State Champions II
A note from the publisher
Due to production issues, not every senior Bearcat made it into the State Championship section just published. Additional pages which can be added to the section can be found in the Jan. 21 issue of The Community News. The Jan. 14 issue, available at local retailers, contains the Championship section. Click on the image above to enjoy a sneak peek of it here, as well as reading additional senior profiles below.
Aledo Bearcat Senior Profile # 15 Zack Scott S/DE
Senior Profile # 15 Zack Scott Q & A
Varsity Basketball vs. Boswell, Tuesday Night Action
The Aledo Ladycats brought out the defensive heat on a cold night and defeated the Boswell Lady Pioneers 56-36. The victory gives the Ladycats, ranked # 5 in the state, a 21-2 record to go along with a perfect 6-0 district mark.
Logan Mitte led all scorers with 18, Mallory Powell added 12, Alanna Martin 10, Hannah Loftin 6.
Bearcats 42 Boswell 51
The Bearcats led Boswell 24-20 at halftime, but fell victim to some cold shooting in the second half. Danny Glass led Aledo with 14, Matt Bishop scored 9, AJ Ray 8, and Taylor Johnson 7.
Ladycat JV 45 Boswell 39
Marlowe Hudson 15
Hylee Boden 8
Bearcat JV 47 Boswell 65
Travis Gough 10
Alex Riner 10
Matt Dunn 10
TABC/Tex Preps Basketball Magazine HS Basketball Rankings - Jan. 10, 2011
1. Canyon (22-0)
2. Frisco Wakeland (25-2)
3. Cedar Park (24-3)
4. Plainview (21-2)
5. Aledo (20-2)
6. Floresville (21-3)
7. Mansfield Summit (21-6)
8. Beaumont Ozen (20-2)
9. Beaumont Central (19-3)
10. Livingston (16-1)
Fourteen Aledo Bearcat players made the first team all-district team for District 5-4A. Johnathan Gray was named the Most Valuable Player in the district. Rylan Riney was voted Defensive Player of the Year and Coach Tim Buchanan was voted Coach of the Year.
MVP -- Johnathan Gray, Aledo, Jr.
Off. Player of the Year -- Jacob Stone, Sr. Boswell
Def. Player of the Year -- Rylan Riney, Aledo, Sr.
Off. Newcomer of the Year -- CJ Washington, Brewer, Soph.
Co-Def. Newcomers of the Year -- Andrew Miller, Birdville, Soph. and Josh Alderete, Trophy Club Nelson, Soph.
Coach of the Year -- Tim Buchanan, Aledo
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Aledo beats Lake Travis again! Fifteen Bearcats make the Class 4A All-State Academic team. Read all about it in the January 7, 2011 issue of The Community News.
Aledo Bearcats All-State Academics:
CONNOR BRADHAM 1st Team
JUSTIN BRESHEAR 1st Team
ROB BLOWERS 2nd Team
AUSTIN DORCHESTER 2nd Team
SEAN O'DONNELL 2nd Team
HUNTER POWELL 2nd Team
CLAY WOOTEN 2nd Team
NATHAN AYCOCK Honorable Mention
CAMERON CUNNINGHAM Honorable Mention
FREDERICK DAVIS Honorable Mention
DANIEL EDWARDS Honorable Mention
BRADLEY EVETTS Honorable Mention
TANNER LINN Honorable Mention
RYLAN RINEY Honorable Mention
THOMAS SMITH Honorable Mention
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55 minutes to kick-off and Aledo has taken the field for their pre-game warm-ups. The Division II 3A State Championship just ended with Carthage beating Cold Springs 47-22. The Bearcat nation is starting to file in.
They have pushed tonight's kick-off to 8:15.
Aledo wins the toss and elects to recieve. Gray and Cunningham are deep.
A three play 73 yard drive ends in a 52 yard pitch and catch from Matthew Bishop to Michael Mann. Frantz PAT is good and Aledo leads 7-0 with 11:07 left in the first quarter.