Two of the best teams in the 4A Football Playoffs meet today at Northwest ISD Stadium in Justin, TX. for the Area Championship.
Guyer won the coin toss and deferred. They chose to take the wind at their back in the first quarter.
Aledo will start at their own 25 yard line after Taco Anderson takes a knee in the end zone on the kickoff. 1 first down later they are forced to punt the ball to the Guyer Wildcats at their 34 yard line.
Two plays, first down Guyer. Three plays, first down Guyer. Finally Aaron Hinsley makes a tackle for a loss. The nest play is a long run to the Aledo 5 yard line, followed two plays later by a touchdown by the Wildcat quarterback. 7-0 Guyer.
Aledo has the ball at their 25 again after the kickoff. Once again they are unable to get a drive going. They punt the ball back to Guyer.
The Wildcats get the ball with good field position at their 48 yard line. Two plays, first down, one play first down. The ball is now at the Bearcat 27 yard line. A big play by Jordan Mittie backs the Wildcats up. Another big play to the big receiver is followed by a touchdown run, right up the middle for another Wildcat touchdown from 15 yards out. 14-0 Guyer with less than 2 minutes left in the first quarter.
Aledo gets a good kickoff return from Taco Anderson, but are forced to kick the ball again after a three and out.
Two plays later the Wildcats have scored again. They now lead the Bearcats 21-0 with 17 seconds left in the quarter.
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Lovejoy wins first game 16-25
First game - started out 2-3, but Lovejoy staying ahead. Lovejoy increased lead to 4-9 and coach Goings called time-out. Raygan McLelland and Mykah Wilson with kills and Aledo climbed back to 7-9 before Lovejoy went back ahead 7-13. Ladycats climbed back to 12-14 and a Lovejoy time-out. Aledo called a time-out at 12-17. Lovejoy came back to take the first game 16-25.
Lovejoy takes second game 17-25
Lovejoy opened second game with 0-4 lead before Aledo broke the drought, but Lovejoy scored two more, and took a 2-8 lead before Goings called time out. Lovejoy stayed on the offensive, jumping out to a lead of 3-13 before Briana Sharratt got a kill. At 4-14 Aledo got another score. At 5-16 Aledo called another time-out. Aledo started coming back, pulling to 8-17 when Lovejoy called time out. At 8-18 Aledo lost a tough point after two spectacular digs. Ladycats came back to 14-22. 15-23, 15-24, 16-24, 17-24 - Ladycats don't give up. Lovejoy time out. 18-24 before Lovejoy's final kill.
A 7:30 kickoff coming up.....
Aledo will recieve to start the game. A short kick put the Bearcats in business at tgeir own 38 yard line.
Two first downs later they work from the Cleburne 38 yard line when a Pate Davis to Willie Gibson pass play covers 20 yards to the Yellow Jacket 18. The drive stalls, and the Bearcats settle for a Chance Nevarez Field Goal to take the lead at 3-0 with 8:13 left in the first quarter.
A nice defensive series by the Bearcats gets them the ball back at their 38 yard line. They are unable to move the ball, and a short punt gives the Yellow Jackets the ball at their 48 yard line.
On their first play, Brock Parker intercepts a pass and gets Aledo another shot from their 25 yard line.
Pate Davis breaks a 21 yard run for a first down at the 38. Jess Anders up the middle for another first down at the 48. Taco Anderson from Pate Davis to the 24.
Lots of Jess Anders is finished off by a 2 yard run by Pate Davis for the touchdown. PAT is good and the Bearcats lead is 10-0 in the second quarter.
Cleburne mishandles the kickoff and starts their possession inside their own 10 yard line. They are unable to move the ball much on offense.
Aledo takes over at the Cleburne 32. Pate Davis gets outside to the right side and takes the ball all the way to the Yellow Jacket's 12 yard line. Pate picks up another first down at the 2 yard line and Jess takes it in from there. 17-0 Bearcats after the Nevarez PAT.
Aledo fell to Friendswood 21-25 in the first game of the state semifinal in Garland. Aledo came back to win the second, 25-23, and the third, 25-22. Friendswood came back to win the fourth game 19-25, but Aledo prevailed 15-11.
The Ladycats will play in the state championship game Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Garland.
The Aledo Ladycats will play the Friendswood Mustangs in the state 4A volleyball semifinal at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Boulevard in Garland.
Student tickets are $5 and adult tickets are $10. A three-day tournament pass is $25 and a two-day pass is $18.
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The Aledo Ladycats defeated Dumas on Saturday, 25-16, 25-11, 25-9 to earn a trip to the state tournament at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on Nov. 15-17. Check this site for game schedules, and check the Nov. 16 issue of The Community News for additional details and photos.
Ladycats heading to state!
Aledo defeated Amarillo 25-17 in the first game of the regional semifinal at Abilene Christian University. The Ladycats lost the second game 21-25. Aledo won the third game 25-18. Aledo lost the fourth game 20-25, setting up the final game, which Aledo won 15-7. Aledo will play Dumas at noon Saturday for the regional championship at Abilene Christian University.
Trimble Tech won the toss and receives at the West end. They take over at the 20 yard line after the return.
2 plays for negative yards lead to a pass on third down. Tyson Mauser intercepts the pass and returns it 10 yards for the first Bearcat points.
His touchdown and Chance Nevarez PAT make it 7-0 Aledo.
Aledo Gets the ball back on a punt after a three and out by the Bulldogs.
The first play is a 54 yard touchdown by Baker Roberson. 14-0 Bearcats.
Unable to move the ball, the Bulldogs punt again.
The Bearcats drive the ball all the way down to the Tech 2 yard line, but a fumble gives the Bulldogs another offensive opportunity, when they recover the ball at their own 10 yard line.
The Bearcat defense allows 1 first down, in the entire first quarter, and they will get the ball back on a punt at the Bulldogs 33 yard line.
The first play is a Jess Anders run to the right side for 31 yards. From the 2 yard line, Jess takes it in for another Bearcat touchdown. After the PAT the score is Aledo 21 as the first quarter ends.
A nice return by the Bulldogs gets their next drive started at the Aledo 43 yard line.
Another Aledo interception, this time by Brock Parker, get The Bearcats the ball back.
A nice pass from Pate Davis to Taco Anderson for a first down. Two plays later Pate throws a 37 yard touchdown pass to Willie Gibson, who makes a beautiful catch for the score. 28-0 Aledo.
The Bearcat defense holds the Bulldogs again and Clayton Lowe returns their punt to the Aledo 48.
Updated to reflect change in Saturday game time
The Aledo Ladycats head to the regional volleyball tournament at 7 p.m. in Moody Coliseum on the campus of Abilene Christian University.
The Ladycats will face powerhouse Amarillo, who defeated Canyon Randall 25-23, 25-13, 25-23. Aledo defeated Byron Nelson 25-12, 25-19, 25-23.
The matchup between Aledo and Amarillo will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. The winner of that match will play the winner of the Dumas/Burleson match on Saturday at 12 p.m.
A 7:00 pm start from Central High School Gym in Keller.
We are underway.
The Aledo Ladycats begin on a 9-3 run to get things started. Byron Nelson takes a timeout.
It's 14-4 Ladycats before they give up serve.
!7-7 and the Ladycats have serve back. 19-7 and Nelson again uses a timeout. Aledo still serving. 23-11 Aledo when Byron Nelson gets to serve again.
25-11 Aledo Ladycats is the Final in game 1.
Game 2 starts off with a 7-4 Ladycats lead when Nelson gets serve back.
Big plays from Mykah Wilson, Brianna Sharrat and
Sarah Smith during that run. It's 9-9 and Aledo loses the serve. Another kill from Brianna gets Aledo serve back. 11 all Aledo serving. 14-11 Aledo and another Nelson timeout. Mykah and Brianna's play at the net leads the Ladycats to a 19-12 lead. Ashley, Haylee and Raygan are going all out for every dig.
Raygan McClelland's serve gets the score all the way to 22-13 before Nelson gets another serve.
23-15 Aledo, Nelson serves. 23-17 Ladycats, they take a timeout. Nelson still has serve. 23-19 Aledo and the Nelson Bobcats serve.
Brianna Sharrat serves for the game, and Sara Smith's kill puts it away.
25-19 Aledo in Game 2. Ladycats lead 2 games to none.
The two Teams trade points and serve all the way to 8 all. Ladycats serving. 9 all Byron Nelson serving.
12-10 Byron Nelson and they are serving. They have the serve again at 15-12. They serve at 18-16. It's 21-17 Bobcats, they still have serve.