Lone Star Gridiron

2018 Class 5A Division II Championship Game – Aledo vs. Fort Bend Marshall

Aledo (15-0) vs. Fort Bend Marshall (15-0) 7:00 p.m. Friday at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium

Aledo was LSG's Pre-Season #1 team while Fort Bend Marshall was ranked 3rd. At the end of the regular season, we had Aledo #1 and Fort Bend Marshall #2.

Aledo Bearcats

Top Teams they beat to get here:

Beat #6 Dallas South Oak Cliff in the Regionals 28-14
Beat #7 Frisco Reedy in the Quarterfinals 26-17

Championship History :  (9) 7-2

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
2014 5A Division I - Aledo 49, Temple 45
2016 5A Division II - Aledo 24, Corpus Christi Calallen 16
2017 5A Division II - College Station 20, Aledo 19 

Fort Bend Marshall Buffalos

Top Teams they beat to get here:

Beat #9 A&M Consolidated in Area 49-31
Beat #18 Port Neches Groves in the Regionals 53-14
Beat #3 Huntsville in the Quarterfinals 47-43
Beat #4 Corpus Christi Calallen in the Semifinals 19-17

Championship History : First Championship Game

Mike Says:  I have Aledo #1 and Fort Bend Marshall #2.    This will be a great game between a school that will be playing in their 10th Championship game (Aledo) and a school playing in their first (Marshall).   Marshall will make this a game but Aledo wins 31-28.

Chris Says:  This is another tough one to pick. You really can't against an Aledo team that has a Bishop at QB (Jake Bishop) as he and his brothers seems to just win state titles. The issue here is that while I had Marshall ranked #1 in the preseason, by the time the regular season ended, I have them tied for #1 with Aledo. I really like the power of Marshall and I really like the finesse of Aledo? Does it sound like I'm stalling? Heck yes... this is a tough choice. I guess give me Marshall in the upset just to be different than Mike. Either way my #1 teams wins. 🙂 

What are your thoughts?