Randy Keck/The Community News: Senior defensive end Jaylen Hill contends with some illegal restraint during the Aledo 49-3 win over Azle on Friday, Oct. 21.
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Aledo kicks off to the Hornets who take over on their 30 after a nice return. The Bearcats hold and force the first punt from Azle.
1st and 10 Aledo at their 40. After a touchdown run is called back on a penalty on Aledo, Johnathan Gray takes a screen pass to the 5 and runs it in on the next play. 7-0 Bearcats.
Sights and Sounds from the Aledo-Azle game on Oct. 21, 2011.
Aledo holds and the second punt from the Hornets gives them the ball back on their 33. after a nice pass from Matthew Bishop to Michael Mann the Hornets get the ball back on an interception.
Azle ball on their 17 yard line. Two plays later Jonny Carter returns the favor by picking off an Azle pass to get the Bearcats the ball back. Two Gray carries and A touchdown pass to Michael Mann and Aledo is leading 14-0 after the PAT.
just over 2 minutes remain in the 1st quarter.
Azle works the fake punt well to take the ball all the way to the Aledo 18. They lose 5 yards on the last play of the 1st quarter.
The Azle Hornets kick a field goal to get on the scoreboard with 11:45 left in the 2nd quarter. 14-3 Aledo in the 2nd.
Aledo will start from their 23 yard line. Johnathan Gray covers the final 52 yards on a short pass that turns into a long touchdown. PAT good. Aledo leads 21-3 with just under 10 minutes left in the half.
Caleb Frysinger scores on an 25 yard pass play from Matt Bishop. PAT is good. Aledo 28 Azle 3.
A nice defensive series, helped by a sack on 2nd down by Ryan Dawsey helps the Bearcats force another Azle punt and Aledo will take over at their 41.
They cover the 59 yards to the end zone on four Johnathan Gray runs and a Matt Bishop keeper. Johnathan scores from 4 yards out on a run right up the middle. 35-3 Aledo after the PAT with about a minute left in the half.
We'll take a minute to say how nice it is to have Willie Gibson back for the last few games after he missed some time.
Bryan Cox is a good news bad news deal. Good news is that his injury is not his previously repaired ACL. According to his dad he could rejoin his teammates in about 4 weeks if all goes well.
Both Bands have done a fantastic job with their Halftime Shows. It takes a bunch of work from a bunch of folks to make these Halftime Shows go so well.
A beautiful Banner and a lot of Pink are a reminder that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection saves lives. The Teams are wearing pink accessories, the Coaches have pink caps and even the Officials have pink whistles.
As the grandson and son of two survivors of Breast Cancer I appreciate the efforts of all concerned to keep this issue in our thoughts.
Azle's Defense did a good job to hold Johnathan to under 100 yards (96) in the first half and two rushing touchdowns. He also scored on a pass.
Aledo has the ball to start the second half. Once again Gray has a run of 50 yards called back for an illegal block down field. A Willie Gibson reception moves the chains to the Azle 16 yard line and Johnathan Gray Carries it twice to cover the last 16 yards and scores on a two yard run. Aledo 42 Azle 3 after the PAT.
Azle is unable to move the ball and punts back to the Bearcats.
Johnathan Gray has a 3rd touchdown run of over 50 yards called back on a holding penalty. 3 penalties put Aledo in a 4th and 20 situation and they have to punt the ball back to the Hornets 25 yard line with 5:40 left in the 3rd.
Azle's Hunter McDonald has a long run and takes Azle to the Bearcat 38 yard line. Gunner Johnson and Jaylen Hill both have tackles for a loss to force a 3rd and 12 at the Aledo 40. A stop and a delay of game on the Hornets means they will punt from the Aledo 45. A great punt pins Aledo at their own 1 yard line before Johnathan Gray, Matt Bishop, then two Johnathan Gray runs cover the 99 yards. The last one is a 1 yard run just as the third quarter ends to make it 49-3 Aledo as the 3rd quarter ends.
Azle has the ball on their 14 yard line to start the 4th quarter. Three 1st downs later they in Bearcat territory at the 45 yard line.Azle goes for it on 4th down and they have it at the Aledo 35. Aledo's Jordan Mittie has a tackle behind the line but then Azle rolls right and pass for another 1st down at the Aledo 18. Another 1st down has the ball on the Aledo 3. Jake Tago has a touchdown saving tackle and time runs out as Azle fails to score to finish off a 12 minute drive. The final is 49-3 Aledo.
Johnathan Gray continues to roll up numbers that defy understanding. 20 Carries tonight for 168 yards. 3 receptions for 128 yards. 5 touchdowns, 30 points.
Johnathan now sits 18 points behind T.A. McClendon who is second all time in High School Career Scoring Nationally. He has 1058 points in his career after tonight's game.
Good Night from the Stadium in Aledo