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Aledo falls to Lake Travis, 62-35

September 9, 2011 by Ken Hoover

The Spirit of Aledo warms up before the Lake Travis Game

Click here for a photo gallery from the Aledo-Lake Travis game.

Aledo took the opening kickoff and had to punt the ball to Lake Travis after one first down. Bishop to Gray for eight yards was the big play on the opening drive.

Lake Travis got the ball at their own 8-yard line and quickly got a first down, then another, and another, and eventually scored. 7-0 Lake Travis with 6:52 remaining in the first quarter.

A group of optimistic fans took advantage of Aledo ISD's free transportation to the Lake Travis game.

After a second Aledo possession failed to produce a first down, Lake Travis took the ball from their own 44-yard line to score for a second time on a pass to Griffin Gilbert. PAT good. 14-0 Lake Travis with 4:30 remaining in the first.

Matt Bishop picks up yardage on a keeper in the first quarter of the Lake Travis Game.

The 1st quarter ended with Aledo driving, on the Lake Travis 30-yard line and still 14-0 Lake Travis.

Fox Sports Southwest broadcast live from Bearcat Stadium, directed by Aledo resident Chris Childs.

Second Quarter

Opening the second quarter Aledo got on the scoreboard with a 6-yard run by Jonathan Gray, extra point good, 14-7 Lake Travis.

Aledo held Lake Travis to one first down and forced a punt. Aledo's offense showed the defense their appreciation by scoring on an 82-yard run by Gray to tie the score at 14-14.

Caleb Frysinger made the stop on the kickoff at the Lake Travis 27 yard line. Four plays later the Cavaliers scored on a 59-yard pass to #9 Zach Austin and lead 21-14.

Aledo drove to the Lake Travis 18-yard line, mostly on a 33-yard pass to Willie Gibson, but had to settle for a Chance Nevarez field goal to make it 21-17 Lake Travis, still in the second quarter.

The Bearcat Regiment provides musical support to the Bearcats.

Despite good tackles on the drive by Dayne Davis and Caleb Frysinger, Lake Travis drove and scored on a pass to Griffin Gilbert and led 28-17 with about two minutes left in the first half.

A nice return by Bryan Cox gave Aledo the ball on their 39-yard line. Two quick passes to Michael Mann and a beautiful improvised play from Matt Bishop to Jonathan Gray took the ball to the Cav's one-yard line and Gray took it in for 6. Aledo went for two and made it on a pass to Mann to make it 28-25 Lake Travis with 1:21 left in the half.

Shea Wood made a touchdown-saving tackle on the kickoff at the Aledo 48, but two plays later Lake Travis scored again on another Griffin Gilbert receptionm making the score 35-25 Cavaliers.

Another nice return by Bryan Cox set the Bearcats up at their 41-yard line with time running out in the first half.

The first half ended with the score Lake Travis 35, Aledo 25.

The Bearcat Regiment begins its halftime show at the Aledo-Lake Travis game.

The Bearcat Regiment plays the school song at the end of its halftime show.

Third Quarter

Jonathan Gray had 133 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns in the first half, a total of 12 for the season, and 136 for his HS career to this point.

Aledo scored first in the second half with a field goal to trail by a 35-28 score.

Lake Travis responded with another touchdown pass to Griffin Gilbert to make it 41-28 Cavaliers.

Despite outstanding defensive plays by Dayne Davis and Gunner Johnson in the red zone, Lake Travis scored again on a 7-yard pass play to lead by a score of 48-28.

Aledo High School students show their support for the Bearcats in the Lake Travis game.

Aledo turned the ball over on an interception and the Cavaliers operated from the Aledo 30-yard line as the third quarter came to an end with Lake Travis still leading 48-28.

Fourth Quarter

Aledo's defense stiffened and holds Lake Travis to a field goal attempt. It was no good and Aledo operated from their own 20, down by 20 points with 10 minutes remaining in the game.

Both teams took a knee as they waited for #84, Willie Gibson to be transported off the field. We all hope the best for him, as the players took the field to resume play with 10:04 remaining.

AHS cheerleaders celebrate an Aledo first down.

After another Aledo punt, Lake Travis drove 46 yards for another touchdown and PAT and now led 55-28.

Gray scored on a 68-yard run to get Aledo within 20 at 55-35. 7:53 remained in the game.

Aledo fans cheer on the Bearcats.

Bearcat Stadium erupts following an Aledo touchdown.

Aledo held and forced a punt. They took over with the ball on their 36-yard line.

Lake Travis took over on downs and started with a 20-yard run. Two first downs later they scored on a sweep around the left side to extend their lead to 62-35 with 3:51 left.

Aledo's defense kept fighting untill the end, but it wouldn't be enough this night as The Bearcats fell by a score of 62-35.

Not to be forgotten, Jonathan Gray had 257 yards on 27 carries and four touchdowns in a losing effort.

Good Night from Bearcat Stadium in Aledo Texas.

Sports Calendar

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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