Weatherford Democrat


December 31, 2012

Year in Review — A look back at Parker County sports in 2011



Dec. 8 - Johnathan Gray received a special phone call from New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, as Gray was informed he was the 2011 Gatorade Corporation’s National Football Player of the Year. Gray was also among a group of five local football players who were nominees for the 2011 Landry Award.

Dec. 9 - The Weatherford College women’s basketball team moved up two spots, to No. 8, in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I poll.

WC finished the fall semester with a 69-62 win over perennial powerhouse Midland College at the Betty Jo Crumm Graber Athletic Center.

Dec. 11 - At its wildest and woolliest at Mesquite Memorial Stadium, the Aledo Bearcats vs. Corsicana Tigers Class 4A, Division II state semifinal football match produced four touchdowns in 59 seconds, in game-clock time. Unfortunately for the Tigers, three of the scores were provided by Aledo, as the Bearcats lit up the scoreboard with 33 points in the third quarter en route to a 68-28 win.

Dec. 18 - It took nearly three and a half quarters, but Aledo running back Johnathan Gray finally got into the end zone in the Class 4A, Division II State Football Championship. The TD was not only notable, but quite timely for the Bearcats, who won the state title over Manvel, 49-28, at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington. The championship marked the third-straight for Aledo, who beat Brenham two years ago and LaMarque in last year’s title match. 

Dec. 23 - Springtown 8th-grade quarterback Landry Turner was selected to play in the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl in San Antonio, whose players are drawn from all over the United States. Landry’s final numbers on the 2011 football season were argument enough for his inclusion in the all-star venue, and propelled the Porcupines to an undefeated record on the season.

Turner led Pojo to a 9-0 record on the strength of a 65 percent passing completion ratio, connecting on 85 passes with 131 attempts.

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