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2011 4A Aledo Bearcats Preview – Texas High School Football

Team: Aledo Bearcats

District: 5-4A

Coach: Tim Buchanan (18 years) 187-49-3 at Aledo (#1 in All Time Wins at Aledo); 187-49-3 all-time overall coaching record
(Ranks #104 on the All-Time Coaching Wins List)

Last Years Record: 16-0 overall 7-0 District

2010 Games:
vs Stephenville (8-6) (W 20-3)
vs Weatherford (1-9) (W 48-13)
at Lake Travis (14-2) (W 14-10)
vs *Keller Timber Creek (3-7) (W 64-0)
at *Springtown (7-4) (W 62-21)
at *Byron Nelson (4-6) (W 66-9)
vs *Fort Worth Boswell (7-5) (W 63-17)
at *Azle (2-8) (W 73-0)
vs *N.R. Hills Birdville (9-4) (W 40-17)
at *W.S. Brewer (5-5) (W 48-0)

The game vs. Austin Lake Travis was voted #12 in our LSG Top Games Of The Year

Playoffs: Division II Champions
vs FW Wyatt (6-5) (W 56-7) Bi-District
vs Waco (5-7) (W 70-35) Area
vs Hereford (9-4) (W 40-14) Regionals
vs Stephenville (8-6) (W 18-10) Quarterfinals
vs Mesquite Poteet (12-3) (W 29-27) Semifinals
vs La Marque (11-4) (W 69-34) Championship

Returning Lettermen: 27

Returning Starters: Offense: 8 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* RB Jonathan Gray TOP 25 & OFF 4A Player Of The Year (TSWA) 1st Team All-State (AP) DIST MVP & Mr. Football USA 3221 rushing yards 59 TDs
* OL Michael Wilson TOP 30 & 1st Team All-State (AP) 2nd Team All-State (TSWA) Best lineman for team that averaged 496 ypg
* QB Matthew Bishop 2nd Team All-State (TSWA) 2709 passing yards 38 total TDs
* WR Michael Mann 1012 receiving yards
* UTIL Parker Bradham 1st Team All-District
* DL Jaylen Hill 1st Team All-District
* LB Jace Vincent 1st Team All-District
* LB JR Gunner Johnson 93 tackles
* DB Dayne Davis 118 tackles

LSG District Ranking: #1 (District 5-4A Champion)

LSG Region Ranking: #1 (just ahead of state ranked #2 Austin Lake Travis)

LSG State Ranking: #1

Notes:
The Bearcats are the two time defending state champions and they bring back one of the states best ever running backs, an all-state QB and one of the states best linemen. The rest of the state is saying "No Fair"!! Aledo is a state favorite to win it all again this year. The entire state cannot wait to see them matchup in week 0 vs. Stephenville and then the big one against #2 Austin Lake Travis 2 weeks later. RB Gray will break a lot of all-time records this year.

History:
* Voted In As The #5 LSG Team Of The Decade (Up 8 spots)
* Was voted as most likely to repeat as champions on an LSG poll
* 29 Consecutive wins (longest currently in the state)
* 17 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
* 15 CONSECUTIVE 8+ win seasons
* 13 of the last 15 years 10+ win seasons
* 6-5 vs. Stephenville since 2004 including a playoff wins in 2009 and 2010 Have won the last 5 in a row
* 15th consecutive playoff appearance
* All-Time Playoff Record : 59-25
* 32-7 playoff record since 2002
* All time record: 433-279-10 60.67% 722 games

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, 2010

Championship History: (4) 3-1
1974 1A - Grapeland 19, Aledo 18
1998 3A Division I - Aledo 14, Cuero 7
2009 4A Division II - Aledo 35, Brenham 21
2010 4A Division II - Aledo 69, La Marque 34

Last 5 year record: 63-7

Last 10 year record: 114-27

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By: Michael Wright
Lone Star Gridiron
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