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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.
Our annual Good News Issue doesn't come out until the end of the month, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to catch a good story. Here's a feature video of Haley and Hannah Loftin, twin athletes at Aledo High School.
The Good News Issue will be loaded with features from around the community.
Aledo (15-0) and La Marque (12-3) are mirror images in a lot of respects. Both teams have a rich tradition of going deep into the playoffs. Aledo is seeking its third state title and second Class 4-A Division II title in a row.
La Marque has not advanced to the championship game since 2006, but is making its tenth trip overall seeking its sixth state crown. It wasn’t easy for the Cougars to get into the playoffs in tough District 24-4A. La Marque was the final playoff team in Division II to make the playoffs, and the only team still standing. Schools from District 24-4A have combined for a 14-3 record during the Class 4-A playoffs. Friendswood was knocked out by Lake Travis in the state semi-finals in Division I.
We are almost under way. The anthem has been played and the Bearcats are set to recieve...the path to State has been paved!
Aledo punts it away after 1 first down. Poteet takes over at their own 20.
The defense stops Poteet on their first possesion. Cunningham muffs the punt but he does recover. Aledo takes over at their own 22 yard line.
Poteet forces another punt as Aledo's offense has yet to get going. The Pirates take over at their own 28.
Poteet missed a 37 yard field goal to give the ball to Aledo on their own 20 yard line.
As the 1st quarter turns to the 2nd, Aledo is forced to punt again. The ball does land inside the 5, so if Aledo holds here they will have great field position.
Aledo Bearcats See what the basketball coaches have to say about their latest victories and their upcoming games. Both the boys and girls teams have tournaments this weekend.
You can also see a clip from the video feature that will be available over the Christmas holidays.
Aledo star running back Johnathan Gray can now associate his name with the great Tom Landry. Gray was presented with the Tom Landry Award for being the best high school football player in North Texas. The award, in its first year of presentation, is awarded to players that excell on and off the field.
Gray and Aledo head coach Tim Buchanan were handed the bronze award live on TXA 21 Thursday night. The award is a replica of Landry's signature fedora.
Aledo Basketball Follow the boys basketball game here. The most recent information will be at the top of the page. Remember to refresh often.
4th Quarter: Bearcats win 53-50. First win at home.
Cleburne down by six. 48-42 Bearcats with 55.06 seconds on the clock.
With 1:47 left to play in the game, Aledo has a 46-37 lead.
Timeout on the court with 4:40 to play in the game. Aledo leads 42-34.
Smith calls another timeout with 6:52 on the clock. Aledo now leads 35-28.
Aledo head coach Steve Smith calls a timeout after Cleburne adds two more points with 7:28 on the clock. Bearcats lead 33-26.
Aledo Basketball Follow the Ladycats game against Stephenville here. The latest information will be at the top of the page. Remember to refresh often for the latest updates
4th Quarter: Laycats win 59-50.
Timeout Stephenville. 58-47 Stephenville with 57.15 seconds on the clock.
With 1:20 left to play, Ladycats call a timeout. Aledo is leading Stephenville 56-45.
A small scuffle makes Aledo head coach Rusty Johnshon call timeout with 2:24 on the clock.
Timeout Stephenville with 2:30 left in the game. Ladycats lead 52-41.
With three minutes left in the game Aledo leas by 10, 49-39.
Ladycats now lead 47-37.
Timeout Aledo. Ladycats still lead 44-33 with 6:28 on the clock.
Aledo’s opponent in the Class 4A state semi-final game in Mansfield is a surprise to almost everyone except Head Coach Randy Jackson. The once powerful Mesquite Poteet Pirates were a combined 1-19 over the past two seasons. Jackson completed an extreme makeover in the matter of a few months and transformed the Pirates into a powerful football team.
Poteet is 13-2 and has mowed down some pretty impressive teams this season. They play in one of the toughest districts in the area with Corsicana, West Mesquite, Waxahachie, and Ennis among others.
The Mesquite Poteet Pirates defeated the Bastrop Bears 42-35 on Saturday to set up a showdown with the Aledo Bearcats in the state semi-finals for Class 4 A Division I.
The Pirates are 12-2 with two losses earlier this season. A week ago, Mesquite Poteet dispatched undefeated Highland Park 45-28. Poteet is a pas oriented team relying on the arm of senior quarterback Beau Nowell who has thrown for close to 3,000 yards this season.
Game and ticket information will be posted on The Community News website as soon as it becomes available.