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Bearcats Opponent and Ticket Information

December 6, 2010 by Steve Keck

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.

During the playoffs, Poteet defeated Bastrop last week 42-35 despite giving up over 600 yards to the Bears. The week before, the Pirates defeated heavily favored and state-ranked Highland Park. The Scots were undefeated until they ran into Poteet. The Pirates have forced 11 turnovers during the playoffs including three last week and five against Highland Park.

The Poteet offense is a quick-tempo, no-huddle spread offense. Quarterback Beau Novell is not a threat to run, but has passed for 3,060 yards and 31 touchdowns this season. Novell is under center more than in the shotgun formation.

Jackson brought a new attitude to the Mesquite Poteet program. He put up motivational signs and told his team they would play in Cowboys Stadium this season. Let’s hope he meant for the playoff game against Highland Park and not the state championship game.

Aledo Bearcats (Visitor) vs. Poteet Pirates (Home)
Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Vernon Newsom Stadium, Mansfield, TX
Pre-sale Tickets are on sale Wednesday, Dec. 8, 8 A.M.-4 P.M.,
Thursday, Dec. 9, 8 A.M.-4 P.M., and Friday, Dec. 10, 8 A.M.-1 P.M.

Ticket Information:
Pre-sale Adult: $10
Pre-sale Student: $8
All Tickets at the Gate: $12
Passes Accepted: THSCA
Cash or checks only for Pre-sale tickets
Vernon Newsom Stadium
3700 East Broad St.
Mansfield, Texas 76063

$5 ($20 for RV's)

Stadium seats 11,100 (5,050 on visitor side)
Link to directions:

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at Midlothian Fall JV Tournament, Mansfield National GC, 8:30 a.m.

  • Week of Oct. 6, Optional, Aledo Middle School at Mid-Cities Tournament

Tuesday, October 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison MS at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Tison MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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