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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, February 26

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Jerry Durant Classic at Aledo, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson Tournament, Time TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Grand Prairie Tournamnet, Time TBA.

Friday, February 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Burleson High Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black at Regional Preview at Rawls Golf Course, Lubbock.

  • Aledo JV vs. Everman at Bearcat Stadium, Bearcats 5:30 pm and Ladycats 7:00 pm. *District Game

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

Tuesday, March 3

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Waxahachie JV Tournament at Waxahachie Country Club.

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

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Crowley at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

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

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