In winning its fourth football title in five years, the school’s fifth overall, Aledo (16-0) set a national scoring record, outscoring its opponents on the season 1,023-140. That is an average margin of victory of 64-12, rounded up.
Bearcats placekicker Chance Nevarez ended his year with a state and national record 207 consecutive PATs. Nevarez also holds the state and national high for PATs in a single season, finishing with 132. The senior kicker and his unit also hold the state mark for career points-after, with 305.
So dominant were the Bearcats – whose wins included a 44-3 drubbing of Class 4A, Division I powerhouse Highland Park, and a 56-14 smearing of Class 3A, Division I perennial juggernaut Stephenville – that an official bullying complaint was filed against the school, reportedly by the parent of a Western Hills player following Aledo’s 91-0 win in which the Bearcats’ starters, as was the case in many of Aledo’s games throughout the season, played just one half before giving way to the backups.
Aledo ISD officials investigated and found no basis for the formal bullying complaint – possibly made in jest or as a prank – and even sent a letter to the University Interscholastic League asking AHS go into a more competitive district to try and avoid the football blowouts recorded this season.
Several Bearcats’ players were named to WD’s 2013 All-Parker County team, including junior quarterback Luke Bishop and wideout Ryan Newsome, who were named co-Most Valuable Players on the APC team.
NUMBER THREE – Iceaggedon 2013 brings area to its frozen knees
Parker County and all of North Texas was encased in ice in early December.
Residents woke up the morning of Friday, Dec. 6, to find their cars and the ground covered in anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of ice and sleet, and in some areas more than that. The unfamiliarity of dealing with such adverse weather caused a number of cars to spin out and several very minor accidents. The thick, rocky accumulation led to the term “cobblestone ice” on area roadways, and any motorists who tried driving on it knew what that meant.