Aledo vs. Ennis brings wager
Special to The Community News
Not much is bigger than Texas high school football, and the upcoming state playoff battle between Aledo and Ennis has led to a friendly wager between Parker County Judge Mark Riley and Ellis County Judge Carol Bush.
The losing County Judge will have to wear the winning team’s shirt at their next Commissioners Court meeting.
Despite the fact that Riley is a 1969 graduate of Ennis High School, he makes no secret where his allegiance stands.
In fact it was Riley who contacted Ellis County Judge Carol Bush to offer the bet.
“I am catching some heat about it from high school friends, and I have even received some emails calling me a traitor, but I support Aledo and all Parker County teams no matter what,” Riley said. “We respect Ennis and Ellis County. Both teams are 14-0, but I feel very confident in our Aledo Bearcats.”
However, Ellis County Judge Carol Bush has something different in mind.
“When Judge Riley called eager to lose a wager to me, I was happy to accommodate,” Bush said. “I think the Ennis Lions are going to tame those Aledo Bear kittens, and Judge Riley will be wearing the color that he should have been wearing all along.”
Riley said the wager makes things a little more interesting, but he keeps it all in perspective.
“We are having fun with this playoff match-up between two of the state’s high school football powerhouses, but the most important thing is that we, as local leaders, be supportive of our communities’ children and their schools,” Riley said.
Class AAAA Division II State Semi-Final Football Playoff
Aledo Bearcats (visitor) vs. Ennis Lions (home)
Day/Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013
Game Time: 3:30 p.m.
Site: Midlothian Multi-purpose Stadium
US-287 & S 14th St.
Midlothian, Texas 76065
Pre-Sell Tickets: $8/$4
All Tickets at the Gate $10
Link to Stadium and Directions: http://www.texasbob.com/stadium/stadium.php?id=1044
Aledo ISD Athletic Director Tim Buchanan has confirmed that the state semifinal football game between Aledo and Ennis will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Midlothian. Ticket details to be announced.
According to the Aledo ISD website, the State Quarterfinal football game between Aledo and Wichita Falls will be played on Monday at a time and site to be determined.
Lauren Franco/Special to The Community News
The Aledo Bearcats travel to Waxahachier for the State Quarterfinal game today (Monday) at 6 p.m. The Community News' Bearcat football contest continues this week. The best fan comment on our interactive game blog will win four tickets to the State Championship Game!
Remember: to win, you MUST click either the Facebook or Twitter icon on our game feed to win - otherwise we have no way of knowing who submitted the winning comment.
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Due to possible freezing weather, the game time for the AAAA Division II State Quarter Final Football Playoff has been changed to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. The game will still be played at Northwest ISD Stadium in, 18501 HWY 114 in Justin.
Pre-sell tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students.
Tickets are on sale through Thursday at the Bearcat Store, located in the Aledo ISD Administration Building, and the front office at Aledo High School.
AUSTIN— The University Interscholastic League released the conference cutoff numbers for the 2014-2016 reclassification and realignment today. These numbers provide the range of enrollment for each of the six conferences, including the divisional cutoffs for football.
The 2014-16 alignments will be released on Feb. 3 for football and basketball. District alignments for other activities will be released in the order of their seasons. More information about UIL alignments can be found at http://www.uiltexas.org/alignments.
NOTE: Next year schools will be "bumped up" as six-man is added at the bottom as 1A. Schools that were 1A will be 2A, etc., so Aledo will be 5A next year in roughly the same size classification as 4A is this year.
6A 2100 and above
5A 1060 – 2099
4A 465 – 1059
3A 220 – 464
2A 105 – 219
1A 104.9 and below
1A – 4A Football Division I and Division II Numbers
1A Division I 55 – 104.9
1A Division II 54 and below
2A Division I 158 – 219
2A Division II 105 – 157
3A Division I 315 – 464
3A Division II 220 – 314
4A Division I 686 – 1059
4A Division II 465 – 685
The AAAA Division II State Quarter Final football playoff between the Aledo Bearcats (visitor) and the Wichita Falls Coyotes will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Northwest ISD Stadium in Justin.
Pre-sell Tickets: Adults $8 / Students $4
All Tickets at the gate will be $10
Provide the best fan comment to win four tickets to the State Championship game!
Aledo faces Canyon in the Regional game Saturday at 3 p.m. Whether you are at the game or at home, you can add your own color commentary to our live blog coverage and possibly win four tickets to the 4A Division II State Championship game!
How to Enter
1. Follow the blog during the game (Click here for instructions on how to follow the game blog).
2. To enter the contest, you MUST log in using Facebook or Twitter using he instructions in the link above. This is the only way we will have of identifying the winner of our contest.
3. Whoever submits the best fan comment in the opinion of our judges will win!
The link below will open the blog window during the game. If you want an email reminder, add your email using the window below.
Aledo will play Canyon in the Class AAAA Regional Football Playoff Game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Snyder Tiger Stadium in Snyder, Texas.
Tickets will be $8/$4, but no pre-sales due to the Thanksgiving holiday.