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Aledo defeats Birdville

October 29, 2010 by Dominic Genetti

Bearcat StadiumJohnathan Gray took the Aledo Bearcats' opening handoff for a 66 yard touchdown run, and the extra point gave Aledo a 7-0 lead with 19 seconds ticked off the clock.

Birdville responded with a ten play drive from their own 20, settling for a 30-yard field goal with 7:15 left in the first quarter.

The following possessions ended in interceptions, the first being a Birdville snag of a Clay Wooten pass in the Aledo end zone.

Aledo's Rylan Riney returned the favor, stealing a Birdville shot at the Aledo 25. Two plays later, Gray again broke open a big play, swimming upstream through Birdville defenders for a 75 yard touchdown run to make the score 13-3 (extra point no good). The score stood at 13-3 at the end of the first quarter.

The next score came with 4:27 left in the first half. Michael Mann received a pass from Matthew Bishop on a play that started at the Birdville 49. Mann Broke at least three tackles en route to a 37-yard gain to the Birdville 13. Two plays later Johnathan Gray was once again crossing the end zone, this time from the 8-yard line. the extra point gave Aledo a 20-3 cushion.

On the ensuing drive Birdville found the end zone on a 15-yard touchdown pass with 1:43 left in the half to bring the score to 20-10.

Gray picked up where he left off early in the third quarter, with a 72 yard run from scrimmage. The extra point again failed, keeping Aledo's lead at 26-10.

Gray scored his fifth touchdown of the game with 6:33 left in the third quarter on a four-yard run. The extra point made the score 33-10.

Gray scored yet another TD with about four minutes left in the third quarter, as Aledo started running away with the game, 40-10.

Birdville came back and scored with about seven minutes left finalizing the game with a 40-17 score. The win gave Aledo the district championship.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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