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2010 LSG Preview — Aledo Bearcats

Team: Aledo Bearcats

District: 5-4A

Coach: Tim Buchanan (17 years) 171-49-3 at Aledo (#1 in All Time Wins at Aledo); 171-49-3 overall (Ranks #146 on the All-Time Coaching Wins List)

Last Years Record: 15-1 overall 7-0 District

2009 Games:
vs Stephenville (9-3) (W 20-16)
vs Grapevine (6-5) (W 48-10)
at Weatherford (5-5) (OT) (L 27-28)
vs *FW Brewer (3-7) (W 66-13)
at *Saginaw Boswell (7-4) (W 38-12)
at *Azle (3-7) (W 49-7)
vs *Saginaw (4-7) (W 55-10)
at *Springtown (5-5) (W 48-21)
vs *Mineral Wells (3-7) (W 34-9)
at *N.R. Hills Birdville (9-2) (W 48-13)

Playoffs: Division II Champions
vs Little Elm (4-7) (W 41-7) Bi-District
vs Stephenville (9-3) (OT) (W 26-23) Area
vs Hereford (11-2) (W 35-13) Regionals
vs Everman (11-3) (W 34-22) Quarterfinals
vs Denison (13-2) (W 40-28) Semifinals
vs Brenham (13-3) (W 35-21) Championship

2010 Schedule
27-Aug vs. Stephenville 7:30
3-Sep vs. Weatherford 7:30
10-Sep @ Austin Lake Travis 7:30
24-Sep vs. Keller Timber Creek 7:30*
1-Oct @ Springtown 7:30*
8-Oct @ Byron Nelson 7:30*
15-Oct vs. Saginaw Boswell 7:30*
22-Oct @ Azle 7:30*
29-Oct vs. North Richland Hills Birdville 7:30*
5-Nov @ Fort Worth Brewer 7:30*

Returning Lettermen: 31

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 6

Key Players:
QB JR Matthew Bishop 2366 yards 20 TDs
RB JR Johnathan Gray 2,813 yards 50 TDs rushing 29 catches, 457 receiving yards 9 TDs 1st Team All-State 59-touchdown season is one of the top ten performances in state history
WR JR Michael Mann 34-479 yards 3 TDs
OL Hayden Lambert
OL Garrett Young
OL JR Michael Wilson
LB SOPH Gunner Johnson
LB Brady Lambert
DB Cameron Cunningham
DB Rylan Riney 74 tackles
DB Rob Blowers
DB JR Dayne Davis 106 tackles
DB Todd Christian

Notes:
* RB Gray may be the best in the state
* Return 31 lettermen from last years Championship team
* Lots of JR's are starting
* Games vs. Stephenville and Austin Lake Travis in pre-district make it very interesting
* Expect the Bearcats to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and win the district title
* Stephenville will be their main competition in Region I.....look for a possible re-match with Brenham in the Championship game

History:
16 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
14 CONSECUTIVE 8+ win seasons
14 consecutive playoff appearances
12 of the last 14 years 10+ win seasons
4-5 vs. Stephenville since 2004 including a playoff win in 2009 3-0 though in last 3 games
All time record: 417-279-10 59.77% 706 games
Playoff Appearances (27)
1962,1967,1968,1970,1971,1972,1973,1974,1976,1977,1981,1987,1988,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009
All-Time Playoff Record : 53-25
26-7 playoff record since 2002

Bi-District — 1962, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1988
Area — 2008
Regionals — 1967, 1968, 1970, 1977, 2000, 2001
Quarterfinals — 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005
Semifinals — 1972, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2007
State Runner Up — 1974
Champions — 1998, 2009

Championship History: (3) 2-1
1974 1A - Grapeland 19, Aledo 18
1998 3A Division I - Aledo 14, Cuero 7
2009 4A Division II - Aledo 35, Brenham 21

Last 5 year record: 57-13

Last 10 year record: 109-28

By: Michael Wright & Chris Doelle
Lone Star Gridiron
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