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Saluting Our Senior Bearcats

January 14, 2011 by Steve Keck

State Champions IIState 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

Zack ScottZack ScottWhat are your plans after high school?
A: I plan on attending Tarleton or Blinn in the Fall Semester and transferring to Texas A&M Construction Science Department after completing my basics.

What other activities were you involved in besides varsity football?
A: Baseball

Have you received any honors or recognition for your non-football activities?
A: First team All-District (Baseball, junior year)

Describe a memorable moment from your career as an Aledo Bearcat besides the playoffs.

A: The Lake Travis game

What players do you think have helped you the most as a player?
A: Slaiter, Jayden and Trey all helped me when I moved from safety to defensive end.

Early in your career, were there any upperclassmen that helped you?
A: Jayden Hill

Are there other people in your life who have helped you as a Bearcat like parents, teachers, and other adults?
A: Coach Wright, Coach Wood, & Coach Seay helped me improve.

Describe your feelings about being a State Champion or a Champion for a second time.
A: Being a Bearcat is in a class of its own. There is nothing else like it. Wearing that “A” on your helmet is an honor. All the hours put in for 16 Friday night games makes you realize how lucky you are to be a part of such a great program. I will miss being a Bearcat.

How do you think the Bearcat’s will do next year without you on the team?
A: 3-peat

Aledo Bearcat Senior Profile: Kevin Frantz #70 Offensive Lineman

Kevin Frantz #70 Offensive Lineman Q & A

Kevin FrantzKevin FrantzHave you made any plans for next year?
A: I have not made my plans for college yet but I’m hoping to get a degree in Construction Management.

Do you plan on playing football in college?
A: I am hoping to get a kicking scholarship or walk-on at probably a Division II college.

Have you been recruited by any colleges?
A: So far, no, I have not had any contacts with a college, but I have a kicking coach, Scott Blanton, who is going to help recruit me.

Please tell us what it has meant to you being an Aledo Bearcat.
A: I started playing football in 1st grade here in Aledo for a Pee Wee Bearcat team coached by Double Davis. That was the year after the first Bearcat State Championship in 1998 and I remember even back then wanting to play on the High School Varsity team. Then finally as a junior in high school I realized my dream by making the varsity team. By the first district game of that season I was starting offensive right guard. Only in my dreams did I imagine that I would play in not one, but two State Championship games and winning them both. I am proud to leave a legacy here in Aledo that future generations can build on. During the past 12 years of playing football I have made many friends which I hope will last a lifetime.

Aledo Senior Profile: Tanner Linn# 7… The "69th" Point

By: Staci Linn
Special to The Community News

Tanner LinnTanner LinnAfter being told he'd never play baseball or football again due to his cancer diagnosis, his two loves seemed out of reach. Tanner asked coach Berry and Coach Buck if he could just do kickoffs for the eighth grade football team. Not only did they approve, but Coach Buck made a special trip down to the middle school football field to work with Tanner on how to "shadow the sideline" and the proper angles to take after the kick to reduce the chances of injury.

Tanner began kicking everyday. He did all the kicking for the freshman "B" team and enjoyed his first of four undefeated football seasons. Next, was the sophomore team where he went 31 of 38 on extra points attempts during an undefeated season. Continuing into his junior year Tanner made the JV. team and was blessed to do all the kicking duties. He went 33-40 on extra points, and yet another undefeated season.

Coming into his senior, varsity season, Tanner had set a goal with his Dad and Coach Buck. If he could just get 10 attempts at extra points, it would be a glorious season. With the high output bearcat offense, this should be attainable, even as the back-up kicker. Thru 15 games Tanner had made 9 of 11 extra points and had considered his goal met.

The Bearcats were going into the 16th and final game against a very tough La Marque team. The score would probably be close and Kevin Frantz would probably get all the kicking duties. But, with two minutes left in the state championship game Tanner Linn #7 was called on to kick the last extra point of the 2010 season..... The 69th point. Thank you to all who prayed and helped Tanner reach his goal. 10 of 12 extra points for the state champion Aledo Bearcats. I don't think Hollywood could write a better script.

Addison Vidrine # 90 Senior Q & A

The Community News Staff

Addison VidrineAddison VidrineWhat are your plans after high school?
A: Going back to my Cajun roots.... Louisiana to attend college

What other activities were you involved in besides varsity football?
A: FBC Aledo Youth, working in children’s church and VBS at FBC Aledo, and working with the Peer Assistance class.

Have you received any honors or recognition for your non-football activities?
A: Was nominated for Mr. Aledo High School

Describe a memorable moment from your career as an Aledo Bearcat besides the playoffs.
A: Beating Lake Travis was great.

Are there other people in your life who have helped you as a Bearcat like parents, teachers, and other adults?
A: My parents kept encouraging me and teaching me to never give up. Give it my all and I won’t have any regrets. A special thanks to my Granddad for coming and supporting me, even when I was injured.

Describe your feelings about being a State Champion or a Champion for a second time. It’s an awesome feeling.
A: The hard work paid off.

How do you think the Bearcat’s will do next year without you on the team?
A: They will be just fine. The Bearcats have a lot of talent.

Bearcat Senior Profile: Brad Evetts # 55 Offensive Line

Brad Evetts # 55 Offensive Line Q & A

Brad EvettsBrad EvettsWhat are your plans after high school?
A: I plan to go to Texas A&M and major in Sports Management or Communications.

What other activities have you been involved in besides varsity football?
A: I’ve been part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership and planning team for four years. I’m also a member of the NHS and participate in track.

Describe a memorable moment besides the playoffs.
A: Our team is a family. I was sick this fall, and after I missed the Azle game, Coach Bishop and Coach Wheeler came by my house on Sunday afternoon to check on me. That meant a lot to me. We have coaches who really care about all their players.

Are there other people in your life who have helped you as a Bearcat like parents, teachers, and other adults?
A: Mrs. Andrews (art teacher- AHS) has been so supportive of the Bearcat athletes. We know she’ll be there every Friday night cheering for us.

How do you think the Bearcats will do next year without you on the team?
A: This team is loaded with lots of talented players and a great coaching staff. They’ll win big!

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