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LSG Preview — Aledo Bearcats

Team: Aledo Bearcats

District: 6-4A

Coach: Tim Buchanan (16 years) 156-48-3 at Aledo (#1 in All Time Wins at Aledo); 156-48-3 overall

Last Years Record: 11-1 overall 7-0 Distirct

2008 Games:
at Stephenville (10-4) (W 24-20)
at Grapevine (0-10) (W 37-14)
vs Weatherford (1-9) (W 37-14)
at *Fort Worth Brewer (4-6) (W 49-7)
vs *Saginaw Boswell (5-6) (W 44-0)
vs *Azle (2-8) (W 42-0)
at *Saginaw (4-6) (W 22-7)
vs *Springtown (6-5) (W 63-7)
at *Mineral Wells (1-9) (W 61-7)
vs *N. Richland Hills Birdville (7-4) (W 42-7)

Playoffs: Division II Area
Won 31-14 vs Lake Dallas (7-4) -- Bi-District
Lost 7-24 vs Everman (14-1) -- Area

Returning Lettermen: 21

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 4

Key Players:
RB SOPH Johnathan Gray 969 yards 15 TDs rushing
TE Forrest Cook 21-289 yards 4 TDs receiving
LB Danny Heiss 81 tackles
DE Cy Wilson 69 tackles 5 sacks

Notes:
Aledo is set once again to have a 9+ win season in 2009. They are not returning a lot of starters but SOPH RB Johnathan Gray could be a 1500 yard back and the defense is returning a few stars. Another run to the Area or Regional round and a 8-2 or 9-1 finish to the regular season is what they should be capable of. The game to watch is when they play Birdville. They handled that game easily in 2008 but this year it should be the battle for the distric title.

History:
15 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
13 CONSECUTIVE 8+ win seasons
13 consecutive playoff appearances
11 of the last 13 years 10+ win seasons
0-2 vs. Copperas Cove 2 playoff matchups in QuarterFinals in 2006 & 2007
All time record: 402-278-10 58.99% 690 games
Playoff Appearances (26) 1962,67,68,70,71,72,73,74,76,77,81,87,88,96,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08

Championship History: Aledo (2) 1-1
1974 1A - Grapeland 19, Aledo 18
1998 3A Division I - Aledo 14, Cuero 7

Last 5 year record: 53-16

Last 10 year record: 104-30

By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
www.lonestargridiron.com

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