Lone Star Gridiron

2014 CLASS 5A DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Aledo vs. Temple

Aledo Bearcats (14-1) vs. Temple Wildcats (13-1)

Noon Saturday, AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Aledo is ranked #1 and Temple #3 in our end of the regular season rankings

Our Pre-Season Prediction was Aledo losing in the semifinals to Longview and Temple losing to Fort Bend Ridge Point

At the end of the regular season we changed the pick to Aledo over Fort Bend Ridge Point but still had Temple losing to Ridge Point

Aledo Championship Games (6) 5-1
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
2013 4A Division II – Aledo 38, Brenham 10

Temple Championship Games (7) 2-5
1940 – Amarillo 20, Temple 7
1941 – Wichita Falls 13, Temple 0
1951 3A – Breckenridge 20, Temple 14
1952 3A – Breckenridge 28, Temple 20
1976 4A – San Antonio Churchill 10, Temple 0
1979 4A – Temple 28, Houston Memorial 6
1992 5A Division II – Temple 38, Houston Yates 20

Aledo 2014 Schedule
vs Cedar Park (12-3) (at Baylor) (W 21-17)
vs Bishop Amat, CA (L 7-42)
vs Monterrey Tech, MX (W 49-0)
vs Joshua (1-9)* (W 68-6)
at Burleson Centennial (7-4)* (W 55-27)
vs Everman (9-5)* (W 38-17)
vs Crowley (5-5)* (W 42-20)
at Burleson (6-6)* (W 73-7)
vs Granbury (1-9)* (W 59-0)
t Cleburne (4-6)* (W 63-28)
vs Fort Worth Trimble Tech (6-5) (FW's Chisholm Trail) (W 69-0)
vs Denton (8-4) (Justin Northwest) (W 49-17)
vs El Paso Del Valle (11-2) (Midland's Grande) (W 37-21)
vs Canyon Randall (12-2) (Snyder) (W 47-29)
vs Tyler John Tyler (12-3) (Mesquite's Hanby) (W 44-14)

Temple 2014 Schedule
vs Round Rock (10-2) (W 35-28)
at Austin Westlake (7-4) (L 48-49)
vs Killeen Harker Heights (5-5) (W 59-14)
at Waco University (0-10)* (W 70-0)
vs Manor (4-7)* (W 28-14)
at Pflugerville Connally (2-8)* (W 63-7)
vs Hutto (11-3)* (W 41-34)
at Waco (2-8)* (W 49-40)
vs Elgin (7-5)* (W 42-14)
vs A&M Consolidated (5-6) (San Marcos) (W 58-14)
vs Houston Stratford (8-4) (Bryan HS) (W 47-35)
vs Fort Bend Ridge Point (12-1) (Cypress' Berry) (W 38-35)
vs Richmond George Ranch (12-2) (RR's Reeves) (W 28-14)
vs Austin Vandegrift (12-3) (SA's Alamodome) (W 76-35)

Aledo BearcatsMike Says: Temple has been to more championship game than Aledo but Aledo has been here 4 times since 2009 winning all 4 of them. Temple has not been to the big game since 1992. This game will feature 2 pretty good offenses. Temple is led by RB Jeff Carr & QB Chad President while Aledo is headed up by QB Luke Bishop. This will be a fun one to watch. I am pulling for Temple since they have not been here in a while but the BEARCATS win another one 42-38!!

Aledo BearcatsChris Says: Another very tough choice between these two teams.   I had them both at Top 5 all season with Aledo edging out Temple by a smidge.  Temple is tearing things up on the ground  - over 600  yards rushing against Leander Vandegrift alone.  RB Jeff Carr has been the workhorse and Aledo will certainly be keying on him.  Aledo is a very balanced team that can run as well as pass.  The Bearcats defense has been stepping up and shutting down even the most offensively minded teams when needed. BEARCATS win a close one 37-28!!!

What are your thoughts?

What are your thoughts?