By SALLY SEXTON
Texas football history was made Friday night on the field of Aledo’s Bearcat Stadium, thanks to the leg of Bearcat kicker Chance Nevarez.
Nine minutes into the third quarter of the Aledo-South Hills slaughter that saw the Bearcats get a 77-16 win, the senior booted his 115th consecutive point-after through the uprights to set the new record. Not to be outdone, Nevarez also made two more extra point kicks, setting the new bar at 117 in a row.
“I started watching him when he was in seventh grade as a B team kicker. After watching for a little bit, I realized he was no B team kicker,” Aledo head coach Tim Buchanan said. “We tried to stay away from talking about it the last few weeks, but we wanted to get it at home and we did that.”
The Bearcat offense gave Nevarez plenty of chances for the record, putting up 77 points and a total of 748 yards, the second week in a row to score at least 70 against an opponent after beating Arlington Heights, 84-7, the week before. Friday night, the Bearcats scored on every single drive of the game, with the exception of one in the first quarter that resulted in a turnover.
“Any time you’re team plays like they’re supposed to, you feel like a good coach,” Buchanan said.
The Bearcats distributed the scoring evenly, with touchdown runs by Jess Anders and Daythan Davis, and passes from Ryan Newsome and Luke Bishop to Anders, Taco Anderson and Toby Gray, taking a commanding 49-6 lead at halftime. Aledo scored 42 points in a row to begin the game before the Scorpions got on the board with Tracin Wallace’s 38-yard completion to Tylan Wallace. The freshman quarterback would finish the night with 65 yards rushing, the team-high, and 186 yards passing.
Despite seeing some new faces on the field in the second half for Aledo, the Bearcats just kept on coming, with Aaron Vidrine scoring on a 2-yard run and Isaiah Mallory finding the end zone on a 7-yard scamper. Parker Shaunfield came in to kick the final extra point for the Bearcats, giving Nevarez’s leg a rest.
“We’ve got a lot of depth, especially at the skilled positions,” Buchanan said. “Our second line is as good as some of these other teams’ first lines.”
With the win, the Bearcats remain undefeated, with a 2-0 district record and 5-0 overall.
Aledo 77, South Hills 16
SH 0 6 7 3 - 16
AHS 28 21 14 14 - 77
A- Jess Anders 57 run; Chance Nevarez kick
A- Daythan Davis 13 run; Nevarez kick
A- Ryan Newsome 33 pass to Anders; Nevarez kick
A- Luke Bishop 26 pass to Taco Anderson; Nevarez kick
A- Bishop 16 pass to Toby Gray; Nevarez kick
A- Anders 9 run; Nevarez kick
S- Tracin Wallace 38 pass to Tylan Wallace; kick fail
A- Davis 2 run; Nevarez kick
A- Davis 39 run; Nevarez kick
A- Ryan Newsome 22 pass to Gray; Nevarez kick
S- Wallace 4 pass to Joseph Smith; Mario Banegas kick
A- Aaron Vidrine 2 run; Nevarez kick
S- Banegas 31 field goal
A- Isaiah Mallory 7 run; Parker Shaunfield kick
First downs 15 27
Rushes-Yds 30-115 29-529
Passing Yds 186 219
Com-Att-Int 16-29-3 10-17-0
Total Yds 301 748
Penalties 1-5 2-20
Punts-Avg 4-34.5 0
Fumbles-Lost 0 1-1
Rushing: S- Tracin Wallace, 13-65; Mitchell Bailey, 13-49. A- Daythan Davis, 5-113; Jess Anders, 5-103; Chris Reed, 3-68; Ryan Newsome, 4-52.
Passing: S- Tracin Wallace, 15-29-3, 186 yds.; Manning Bailey, 1-0-0. A- Luke Bishop, 6-9-0, 147 yds.; Chris Reed, 3-4-0, 50 yds.; Ryan Newsome, 2-3-0, 89 yds.
Receiving: S- Treylon LaSalle, 5-98; Tylan Wallace, 3-54. A- Taco Anderson, 4-75; Anders, 1-67; Toby Gray, 2-38.
Nevarez boots state mark aside for consecutive PAT successes ... and still kicking
By SALLY SEXTON
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Candidates have filed for city, school board elections
Filings for May 10 city and school board elections are now complete. A summary follows:
On the Aledo ISD school board incumbents David Davis, in Place 6, and Hoyt Harris, in Place 7, have both filed for re-election, each drawing one or more opponents. Farida Goderya has filed for Place 6, opposite Davis, and Riley Morrison and Debra Rogers have filed for Place 7, opposite Harris.
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The Aledo School Board approved the LifeLines Suicide Prevention Program in February, lining up with a recommendation from the Student Health Advisory Council, which has spent a year reviewing choices.
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Expecting to save close to $2 million, Aledo ISD trustees recently voted to let district staff pull the trigger on a bank-qualified refunding of some of the district’s outstanding bonds once market conditions are optimum.
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HUDSON OAKS — The city council recently passed an ordinance banning the feeding of deer.
Parker County Sheriff's Report Feb. 27-March 2
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