Aledo BearcatsIt was really no surprise that the Class 4A No.1 Aledo Bearcats defeated Azle, 73-0, in a District 5-4A contest Friday night at Azle.
Aledo all-state running back Johnathan Gray had his usual productive game with 183 yards on 19 carries and four touchdowns, and a Bearcats' 40-0 lead at the half also did not raise eyebrows.
But the Bearcat offense did show another side that may give future opposing defensive coordinators some sleepless nights as junior quarterback Matt Bishop connected on long touchdown passes of 45, 58, 40 and 39 yards, the latter to new varsity receiver Willie Gibson, a sophomore who was called up to varsity this week.
Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats lead Azle 40-0 at halftime. Johnathan Gray has scored his 100th career touchdown. Click below to watch highlights of the first half. Check back later tonight for a full report.
Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats take on Azle tonight on the road in Tarrant County. Click below to watch the pregame warmups.
Aledo BearcatsHow does everything look for the Bearcats as volleyball and football travel to Azle tonight? Click below and watch The Community News Pregame Show.
Aledo head coach Kathy Goings one win away from 400th career victory
Paced by a match-high nine kills from middle hitter Breana Sharratt and 10 digs by libero Taylor Brown, the state-ranked No. 10 Aledo Ladycats clinched the outright District 5-4A title with a convincing 25-11, 25-9, 25-13 victory over Keller Timber Creek Tuesday night at Timber Creek.
The win raises the Ladycats overall record to 30-8 and 12-0 in district play. Aledo continues district action at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at Azle. A win would give Ladycats head coach Kathy Goings her 400th career victory.
Although the Ladycats clinched the district title, the team walked off the floor in unemotional fashion. Senior captain Jordan Jacobs explained why.
No. 10 Aledo travels to Keller Timber Creek for 6:30 p.m. first serve
Needing just one win in their final three District 5-4A volleyball matches to wrap up the undisputed district championship, the state-ranked No. 10 Aledo Ladycats will travel to Keller Timber Creek today with a 6:30 p.m. start in hopes of securing the title.
The freshman and junior varsity games will begin at 5:30 p.m.
A win today for the Ladycats (29-8, 11-0 in 5-4A) combined with a victory at Azle on Friday will give Aledo head coach Kathy Goings her 400th career win.
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Aledo defensive specialist Shannon Taylor stretches for a dig in a recent district match as Christa Daniel (13), Taylor Brown (2) and Hannah Loftin (1) get into position. The state-ranked No. 10 Ladycats defeated Boswell, 3-1, to stay undefeated in 5-4A with an 11-0 mark.
Ladycats can clinch district championship with win on Tuesday
The state-ranked No. 10 Aledo Ladycats broke a 1-1 tie in games with consecutive victories to down Boswell, 25-9, 24-26, 25-12, 25-20, in District 5-4A volleyball action Friday night at the Aledo High School gym.
Bearcat Stadium (Video By Dominic Genetti)
Aledo junior running back Johnathan Gray rushed for a career-high 303 yards and scored five touchdowns to lead the Class 4A No. 1 Bearcats to a 63-17 victory over Boswell Friday night in a District 5-4A contest at Bearcat Stadium.
The win raises the Bearcats record to 7-0, and 4-0 in 5-4A, while Boswell drops to 3-1 in district play.
Aledo BearcatsThe Bearcats lead Boswell 43-10 at the half. At that time, Johnathan Gray had 13 carries for 179 yards and 3 touchdowns. Bishop was 9 for 12 for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Rushing, Bishop had four carries for 59 yards and one touchdown.
At the half the Bearcats rushed for 238 yards and passed 173 for a total of 411 yards. Click below to watch halftime highlights.