AHS Ladycats vs. Springtown at Aledo;
Varsity, 6:30 p.m.
JV, 5 p.m.
9th, 5 p.m.
Aledo takes the ball first at the East end of Bearcat Stadium. 6 plays later, 3 runs each from Matt Bishop and Johnathan Gray, including a 5 yard touchdown run for Johnathan, Aledo scores first with less than 10 minutes left in the 1st quarter 7-0 Bearcats.
The Brewer Bears make a series of 1st downs before having to punt the ball back to Aledo. A nice punt pins the Bearcats deep in their own territory and a fumble on the second play of the drive results in a turnover.
Brewer gets the ball back deep in Aledo's end of the field. They tie it up at 7-7 with 4:45 left in the 1st quarter.
Caleb Frysinger returns the kickoff out to the Aledo 34 yard line where The Bearcats will start their possession.
A 3 play drive finishes with a 44 yard pass and run to Johnathan Gray from Matt Bishop, a Chance Nevarez PAT, and Aledo leads 14-7 with 3:30 left in the 1st quarter.
Aledo holds and will take over on their own 17 yard line after a Brewer punt. Unable to move the ball they punt the ball back to Brewer, who will set up shop at their own 47 yard line as the 1st quarter comes to a close.
Aledo holds and gets the ball back after a Brewer punt. A drive, highlighted by runs from Matt Bishop and Johnathan Gray again gets The Bearcats on the scoreboard and it's 21-7 Aledo Bearcats after a 26 yard run by Johnathan Gray closes the drive out.
A Brewer 3 and out gets Aledo the ball back at their 49 yard line. A 51 yard run by Johnathan Gray on the first play of the drive puts the Bearcats up by a score of 28-7 with just over 4 minutes left before halftime.
Clayton Lowe intercepts a Brewer pass to get Aledo the ball in Brewer territory at the 27 yard line. A Matt Bishop to Willie Gibson pass from there is good for a touchdown and Aledo leads 35-7 with 3 minutes left in the first half.
After a nice defensive series by each team, Brewer has the ball as time runs out in the first half.
The second half opens with Brewer receiving at the East end of Bearcat Stadium.
Aledo's defense forces a punt and the Bearcats will operate from their own 17 yard line.
A nice run by Caleb Frysinger and a second completion to Johnathan Gray isn't enough and the Bearcats have to punt to the Bears who take over at their 17 yard line, 1st and 10 with under 4 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.
Aledo Gets the ball back on a punt with about 2 minutes left in the 3rd. 2 first down runs from Johnathan Gray and a beautiful keeper up the middle by Pate Davis move the ball to the Brewer 24 yard line as the teams change ends to start the 4th quarter.
Aledo's Chance Nevarez opens the 4th quarter with a 33 yard Field Goal to put the Bearcats ahead 38-7 with 11:50 left in the game.
Brewer has done a good job on both sides of the ball. Their fans must be happy to have Skyler Howard and C.J. Washington coming back next year. These two Juniors are both talented and hard working young men. They will be fun to watch in the future.
Meanwhile, a short punt from the Bears gets Aledo the ball back at the Brewer 21 yard line.
Pate Davis gets about 9 1/2 yards on the first play and Caleb Frysinger scores on a 12 yard run around the right side to make it 45-7 Aledo after the PAT.
The Bearcats recover a fumble on the kickoff and Caleb Frysinger scores on a run up the middle for his 2nd touchdown, on consecutive plays, to put the Aledo Bearcats up by a score of 52-7 with 9:00 left in the game.
Aledo is held and a Field Goal attempt misses wide left. Brewer will work from their 20 yard line with 6:30 left to go.
Caleb Buchanan has a couple of big tackles on the next Brewer drive, but the Bears are moving down the field on the legs of C.J. Washington who has been the workhorse on this drive. He scores from 5 yards out on a sweep right and the Bears now trail by a score of 52-14 with 3:19 remaining.
Aledo has the ball on their 37 yard line and will try to make their way to the West End Zone. Pate Davis makes it a one play drive as he scores on a 63 yard keeper up the middle. 59-14 Aledo.
The Bearcat defense is solid and holds to force another Brewer punt. They will begin on the Bears 39 yard line with less than a minute to go.
Time will expire with the final score Aledo 59 and Brewer 14.
For those of you keeping up with the record breaking career of Aledo's Johnathan Gray. He had 16 carries for 189 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions for 72 yards and 1 more touchdown. A 24 point night.
It sounds strange to say, but any time Johnathan is held to less than 200 yards rushing, it's a surprise. 24 points is below his season per game average. That just doesn't sound right! He is a once every 4 or 5 decades kind of player.
Just as a reminder, he is now alone in second place, all time, for points scored in a High School career, nationally!
Good night from Bearcat Stadium in Aledo.