Lone Star Gridiron

Aledo Bearcats (13-2) vs. Manvel Mavericks (15-0)

Manvel vs Aledo

CLASS 4A Texas High School Football DIVISION II Championship
Aledo Bearcats (13-2) vs. Manvel Mavericks (15-0)

Aledo

Playoff History : (29 years) 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
2008,2009,2010,2011

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

2011 Playoffs:
Bi-District: vs. Fort Worth Dunbar WON 59-10
Area: vs. Mansfield Summit WON 59-23
Regionals: vs. Canyon Randall WON 42-14
Quarterfinals: vs. Stephenville WON 33-0
Semifinals: vs. Corsicana WON 68-28

17 Consecutive Playoff Victories

37-7 in the playoffs since 2002

All-Time Playoff Record : 64-25

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

Manvel

Playoff History : (2) 2010,2011

Championship History: No Championship Games

2011 Playoffs:
Bi-District: vs. El Campo WON 29-21
Area: vs. Houston Yates WON 53-18
Regionals: vs. Dayton WON 49-10
Quarterfinals: vs. La Marque WON 38-35
Semifinals: vs. Corpus Christi Calallen WON 31-28

All-Time Playoff Record : 8-1

Quarterfinals — 2010

 

Mike Says: Here is what we wrote back in August "Manvel, just like their district counterpart Pearland Dawson is playing in only their fourth varsity season. They will get a big win over Corpus Christi Calallen who lost to Manvel’s district mate La Marque last year in the semifinals....... the two time defending champions Aledo will advance to the big game. Aledo will then go on to win their third consecutive and fourth overall championship with a win over the up and coming Manvel". The key to this game is can that big defensive line for Manvel stop Johnathan Gray.  Manvel will continue with their 2 quarterback system of Julian Walker and Shane McCarley.  Their offensive line led by Travis and Taylor Romero will also need big games to keep that Aledo defense off of the Maverick quarterbacks.   Aledo has been crushing their opponents while Manvel has had a few heart stoppers.   Manvel has had a great season but their is no stopping Mr. Gray.  The BEARCATS win 31-24!!!

 

Class 4A Pre-Season Championship Predictions

 

Chris Says:  Manvel squeaked one out against Calallen to save what has been a great season for the Mavericks.  Their mental errors and lapses in key moments nearly cost them the game.  The Manvel team is talented enough to hang with Aledo IF they play a perfect game.  Aledo has also proven susceptible to lapses at time and if it happens again, this could be a game.  Manvel has left everything emotionally on the field the past two games and Aledo has skated rather easily to their third straight appearance in the state championship game.  BEARCATS win it 35-28!!!

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