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Aledo defeats Springtown 83-21 in their Homecoming Game

September 30, 2011 by Ken Hoover

Sarah Baldwin named Homecoming Queen

A beautiful Crescent Moon was prominent above a cloudless Sunset in Aledo, as the Bearcats prepared to kick off to the Springtown Porcupines. Springtown won the coin toss and received.

Fan s of all ages show their support for the Aledo Bearcats before the homecoming game on Sept. 30, 2011.

Springtown started from their 30 yard line. Aledo held to force a punt and set up on their own 40. A Brian Cox reception and a Preston Bartley run gave the Bearcats a first down.

Johnathan Gray started right then reversed field to go left for 42 yards and the first score of the game. PAT was good by Chance Nevarez and Aledo went up by a score of 7-0.

Springtown's Billy Chappell returned the kick off for a touchdown to tie it up at 7-7 after the PAT.

Aledo started at their own 28 yard line after a fair catch on the kickoff. Three and out, and a punt to the Porcupines 14 yard line.

Aledo defense makes a receiver pay by losing his helmet, and shuts down Springtown on following plas on Sept. 30, 2011.

A first down for Springtown before the Aledo defense forced a punt. A key defensive play on the drive was a six yard loss on a sack by Jaylen Hill.

Aledo got the ball back on their 37 yard line, after a short drive Johnathan Gray scored on a 31 yard run to make it Aledo, 14 Springtown 7.

Springtown lost a yard on three plays and was forced to punt again. Aledo got the ball on the Springtown 49 yard line.

4 plays later Matt Bishop hit Michael Mann in the end zone for the Aledo touchdown. Nevarez PAT was good and Aledo was up 21-7 with just under two minutes left in the first quarter.

Springtown held and Aledo took over at their 36. Four plays later Johnathan Gray ran left for 30 yards and a touchdown. PAT good and Aledo led 28-7

Aledo held and got another chance at their own 40 yard line. A Bryan Cox 34-yard catch and run got Aledo deep into Porcupine territory at the 30. A Matt Bishop keeper up the middle for a first down and two Gray carries later Aledo scored again. The scoring run was eight yards. Aledo 34-7

Aledo band members dance in the stands during the homecoming game against Springtown on Sept. 30, 2011.

Springtown was held, punted, and Aledo mishandled the ball to give the Porcupines another chance at the Aledo 30 yard line.

An outstanding defensive stand got Aledo the ball back on downs.

Pate Davis’ second reception of the next scoring drive resulted in another Aledo score with two minutes left in the first half, making the score 41-7 after the PAT.

Aledo quarterback Matt Bishop copletes a long gainer to Michael Mann against Springtown on Sept. 30, 2011.

Springtown took the ball at their own 34-yard line and drove 66 yards for a score. The scoring play was a 27-yard pass to Billy Chappell for his second touchdown of the game.

Third Quarter

Aledo began the second half with a three- play drive capped by another Johnathan Gray touchdown run of 14 yards, 48-14 Aledo

Springtown set up for their first drive of the second half on their 25-yard line. Aledo held and forced another punt.

On this drive Aledo was relying on the most prolific scorer in the history of Texas high school football, Johnathan Gray, who scored on a nine yard run. PAT was good. 55-14 Bearcats.

Aledo held Springtown to no yardage and got the ball back on their own 31-yard line.

On first down Johnathan Gray took the ball right for a 69-yard touchdown and Aledo led 62-12 in the third quarter.

The entire Bearcat defense should be recognized for the outstanding job they did tonight. The usual suspects have had an impact: Gunner Johnson, Dayne Davis, Caleb Frysinger, Jaylen Hill made big plays, but it has been a team effort for the Bearcat defense.

Springtown drove the length of the field to score again and make it 62-21 Aledo as the third quarter winded down.

Aledo's Jonny Carter ran the ensuing kickoff back all the way to make the score 69-21 Aledo after the extra point.

As Springtown was driving, Aaron Hinsley intercepted a pass to give Aledo the ball back on the Porcupine 42-yard line.

The Bearcats put together a nice long scoring drive ending as Pate Davis handed off to Ben Jopling on a scoring run. the PAT made it 76-21 Aledo with 7:27 remaining in the game.

As Springtown was driving, Aledo picked off another pass and returned it to the Springtown 10-yard line. Three plays later Jake Tago scored from the three-yard line. Aledo 83, Springtown 21. 3:21 remained in the game.

For those us that are following his historic career numbers, Johnathan Gray finished this game with 16 carries for 359 yards, 1 reception for 18 yards, and 7 touchdowns.

We are witnessing history. The record Johnathan broke last week against Timber Creek, Ken Hall's scoring record, had stood as the Texas High School record for 58 years. 58 years! Earl Campbell, Billy Simms, Adrian Peterson, "Quizz" Rogers, and LaMichael James, to name a few, have come and gone and Ken Hall's record stood for 58 years.

After his game tonight Johnathan is now third All Time in Scoring, Nationally. He passed Brett Law of Sheriden, IN. who played 1986-1989 and had 952 career points. Johnathan now has 962 points.

The ALedo Bearcat Regiment played following the homecoming game on Sept. 30, 2011.

Sports Calendar

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

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

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton 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 vs. Granbury Acton MS at Aledo 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.

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

Wednesday, September 24

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Aledo Meet McAnally, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 25

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Lakeland Academy, 4:30 p.m. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua 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.

Friday, September 26

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Granbury Girls Tournament, Harbor Lakes through Sept. 27

  • AHS vs. Joshua at Aledo;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH vs. St. Paul's Lutheran at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m. *District Game

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