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County judges put pride on the line

December 12, 2013 by Randy Keck

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.

Ticket information for Ennis game

December 10, 2013 by Randy Keck

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

Game set for Saturday in Midlothian

December 10, 2013 by Randy Keck

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.

Football playoff update

December 7, 2013 by Randy Keck

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.

State Quarterfinal - Bearcat contest continues

December 4, 2013 by Randy Keck

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.

Game feed is below:

 

State Quarterfinal Game Time Changed

December 3, 2013 by Randy Keck

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.

UIL cutoff numbers released

December 2, 2013 by Randy Keck

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.

Conference Cutoffs

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

State Quarterfinal Football

December 1, 2013 by Randy Keck

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

Aledo vs. Canyon - Live Coverage

November 28, 2013 by Randy Keck

James Albritton/Saltforkimages.com

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.

Go Bearcats!

Regional football scheduled

November 23, 2013 by Randy Keck

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.
Snyder, Tx

Tickets will be $8/$4, but no pre-sales due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    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.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    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 vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall 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.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall 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.

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

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

  • Aledo Middle School at Stephenville Henderson J.H.;
    7B, 8C - 5:00;
    7C, 8B - 6:00;
    7A, 8A - 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, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

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