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.
Bearcat StadiumClick below to watch this week's Pregame Show and see how things look for Aledo sports. Bearcat football kicks off tonight against Birdville at 7:30p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
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.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Students at Stuard Elementary were given a presentation by local Drug Enforcement Agency officers for red ribbon week. Students were told about different situations that officials run into on a daily basis to stop drug activity.
Dominic Genetti/The Community News: Aledo Volunteer Firefighter Joe Heard applies his makeup to become Buckets the Clown in a fire safety skit put on at Coder Elementary School. Aledo firefighters teamed up with Willow Park Firefighters for the annual comedy routine.
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.