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2012 LSG Team Preview — Aledo Bearcats

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Aledo Bearcats

Team: Aledo Bearcats (7-4A)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aledobearcatsfootball

Colors: Orange/Black

Stadium: Bearcat Stadium (Opened in 2006)

Enrollment: 1,544 -- 5th largest in the district out of 8 schools

2012 Schedule:
@ Dallas Highland Park AT SMU
at Stephenville
Monterrey Tech
Fort Worth Arlington Heights **
@ Fort Worth South Hills **
Fort Worth Wyatt **
@ Fort Worth Western Hills **
Fort Worth Southwest **
@ Granbury **
Fort Worth Trimble Tech **

Coach: Tim Buchanan (19 years) 201-51-3 at Aledo (#1 in All Time Wins at Aledo); 201-51-3 all-time coaching record

Coaches Comments: The Bearcats should make a good run in the state playoffs. We will be much improved on Defensive but with the loss of Johnathan Gray RB-UT, Matt Bishop QB-Tarleton State, Michael Wilson LT-OSU, Hayden Lambert LG-Texas State, Latham Johnson RT-Lindenwood Univ and Michael Mann we will struggle to produce points early but Pate Davis will be a dual threat at QB and eventually get the offense going. District Outlook: I don't know much about our new 7-AAAA district with the six FWISD schools but I expect Aledo, FW Southwest, FW Arlington Heights and Granbury to contend for the top 4 spots. OD Wyatt and Western Hills could also make a run one of the four spots.

Returning Lettermen: 25

Returning Starters: Offense: 3 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* LB Gunner Johnson 143 tackles All District LB, 2 year starter
* Shea Wood, FS, 127 tackles Hon Mention All State & All District
* Clayton Lowe, SS, 79 tackles All District
* Aaron Hinsley, LB, All District
* Jared Hinsley, DE, All District
* Pate Davis, QB, All district Utility player as a slot, TE & WR
* Willie Gibson All District Wide Reciever
* Caleb Frysinger, RB, played slot receiver as a junior 16 catches for 307 yds and 4 TDs and 8 yds/carry average rushing with 5 TD's
* Cory Stitle OT, started 6 games as a sophomore at guard
* QB JR Foster Sawyer TOP JR
* DB Johnny Carter 4 INTs
* LB JR Jordan Mittie

2011 JV Record: 10-0

Notes:
* Are the three time defending state champions
* This year they will have to do it without superstar RB Jonathan Gray who was our 2011 Class 4A Player Of The Year

  • Mike Says: The Bearcats had a great winning tradition before Jonathan Gray and now they look to continue that tradition. They have now won 3 straight titles and will hard to knock out this year. This years team lost most of their offense but have some great young talent to fill. Last season they scored 885 points which was 2nd all-time to Refugio's 891. The defense came around last year giving up 117 points in the first 3 games and only 237 over last 14. The defense will be just as tough this year with LB Johnson and DB Wood. Look for them to go 9-1 or 10-0 in the regular season and with the district championship. They have some great non-district games with Dallas Highland Park and Stephenville. They could make it as far as the Quarterfinals again this year. Denton Ryan will provide the toughest competition in the region.
  • Chris Says: Aledo has quietly (if that is possible) won three straight state championships.  Their three-peat (I think I owe Pat Riley money for using that term) has been overshadowed by the five straight by Austin Lake Travis.  Do they have a fourth in them?  Actually, they could.  Sure, Jonathan Gray is gone, but so are the two state champions in Class 4A.  That leaves the door wide open.  I know I am asking a lot for the Bearcats to win the title without a game changer like Gray, but stranger things have happened.

Last Years Record: 14-2 overall 7-0 District

2011 Games:
at Stephenville (11-3) (L 47-48)
at Weatherford (3-7) (W 50-7)
vs Lake Travis (16-0) (L 35-62)
at Keller Timber Creek (3-7)* (W 62-17)
vs Springtown (1-9)* (W 83-21)
vs Byron Nelson (7-5)* (W 50-7)
at Saginaw Boswell (7-5)* (W 73-30)
vs Azle (4-6)* (W 49-3)
at N. Richland Hills Birdville (8-3)* (W 67-42)
vs Fort Worth Brewer (6-4)* (W 59-14)

Playoffs: Division II Champions
vs Fort Worth Dunbar (6-5) (at Aledo) (W 59-10) Bi-District
vs Mansfield Summit (10-2) (at Burleson) (W 59-23) Area
vs Canyon Randall (11-2) (at Midland Grande Comm) (W 42-14) Regionals
vs Stephenville (11-3) (at Midlothian) (W 33-0) Quarterfinals
vs Corsicana (13-2) (at Mesquite Mem) (W 68-28) Semifinals
vs Manvel (15-1) (at Cowboy Stadium) (W 49-28) Championship

Championship Game

Championship Game Ranks #6 all-time in attendance

History:
* Ranks #3 (Up 2 spots from 2010) in the 2012 LSG Team Of The Decade Rankings
* 18 CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS
* 16 CONSECUTIVE 8+ win seasons
* 14 of the last 16 years 10+ win seasons
* 7-6 vs. Stephenville since 2002 including a playoff wins in 2009, 2010 & 2011
* 16th consecutive playoff appearance
* All-Time Playoff Record : 65-25
* 38-7 playoff record since 2002
* All time record: 447-281-10 61.25% 738 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, 2011

Championship History: (5) 4-1
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 4A Division II - Aledo 49, Manvel 28

Last 5 year record: 65-7

Last 10 year record: 120-25

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