Weatherford Democrat


September 12, 2013

Parker County football game capsules — Week 2


The Jordan Mittie-led Bearcat defense has ceded less than 300 yards per game to  a pair of purportedly high-powered offenses, while being even more successful at denying the end zone, with just 17 total points given up thus far. 

The aggressive Aledo defense has produced a handful of takeaways and its fair share of three-and-outs, relegating opposing offenses to plenty of sideline observer time — and not scoring time.

Indicative of the apparent breadth and depth of the Aledo unit, defensive coordinator Steve Wood is normally given personnel priority to fill his chart, and had enough confidence in the raw material at hand to “give up” last-year starting linebacker Daythan Davis to the offense ... does not seem to be a problem, thus far, and the offense is enjoying yet another dimension in its incessant weekly attack.

Buchanan’s preseason concern about the offensive line may be fading, with the daunting skill sets Aledo possesses sideline-to-sideline. Each game helps the O-line mature and with coinciding  health, should be more than workable by the start of district play.

The Borregos (of Monterrey’s Prepa Tec) perpetual road show throughout Texas again gave Stephenville all it wanted, very nearly hanging another season-opening loss on the Class 3A title-bearing Yellowjackets (17-16).

Despite the international flavor and built-in mystique the Rams carry with them in their trek around the state, they will need a flawless performance during the two or three hours they will spend at Bearcat Stadium.

The match-up problems Prepa Tec imposed on Stephenville, along with some timely turnovers, will likely not exist against Aledo, and if the visitors get in trouble early, they will likely be facing fresh legs off the Bearcat bench throughout the evening.


Springtown vs Trimble Tech

Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday

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    Apparently being lauded for, among other coaching triumphs during the prep baseball season, Class 4A mentors Chad Barry (Aledo) and  Wes Kolle (Victoria East) shared the honors of Coach of the Year as selected by the Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA)in an announcement released on Wednesday.

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  • This date in baseball - July 24

    1909 — Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Dodgers struck out 16 batters in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    July 23, 2014

  • 0723 BBs TSWA Colby Fowler Sports writers tag Gough First Team

    The Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) chose Brock’s Slaten Gough as First Team shortstop on the Class 2A All-State Baseball Team, released on Tuesday. 

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports in brief - July 23, 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys waived defensive tackle Chris Whaley and signed receiver Dezmon Briscoe and tight end Dallas Walker on Monday.

    July 22, 2014

  • Fitting the pieces together

    That coaches will move on, due to advancement of career, life changes or a myriad of other influences, is a given. Aledo is not immune to the turnover, but is year-in and year-out apt to experience very modest changes, due to another myriad of positive factors.

    July 22, 2014

  • 0720 TnF Mach I national qualiifiers For love of the run

    When asked what appealed to her most about the opportunity to compete at a high level, given all of the prospects of getting to travel to other athletic venues, meet other kids who have worked toward the same goals and/or walk away with medals draped around her neck, Mach I TC member Sadie Tharp’s answer was brief — and to the point.

    “I just love the running,” Tharp said.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0720 WHS coach changes Scoggin: Roos on right path

    Filling vacant coaching positions is an annual ritual for virtually all school districts and, in varying degrees, becomes a game of Tetris© to assure the expertise of coaching is realized, but to also satisfy the academic needs.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0720 Graber award winner 2014 Blinn Junior College sophomore named top NJCAA female athlete with Graber award

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national office announced Blinn (Texas) sophomore middle blocker Bruna Evangelista as the 2014 Betty Jo Graber Female Student-Athlete of the Year Wednesday.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Summer athletic camps — July/August

    Among the most popular of the summer offerings, football camps are just around the corner. 

    Included in the mix is Springtown’s camp for grades seven through nine, which will be conducted by the Porcupines’ new head coach and Athletic Director, Brian Hulett. 

    July 19, 2014

  • 0718 MBs WC-ex JStone Razorback Former WC hurler excels at Arkansas

    Jacob Stone’s stock just keeps rising.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

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