A 97-yard run by backup running back Isaiah Mallory capped yet another dominating performance by Aledo (14-0), who is still looking for a viable challenger in Class 4A, Division II playoff competition. With their 69-14 win over Wichita Falls at Waxahachie's Lumpkin Stadium, the Bearcats will meet the Ennis Lions in the state semifinal round. Ennis, who beat Mesquite Poteet on Thursday, will come into Saturday's game with four days more rest than Aledo, though the Bearcats' starters were rested for most of the second half on Monday.
While Aledo's offense was its usually potent self, the Bearcat defense was stifling for another offense (Wichita Falls) who had been very productive through its playoff run. Aledo held the Coyotes to less than 230 yards of offense, most of the yards coming from a long pass play when an Aledo defender lost footing, and a long run against the second-team defense.
The time and site for the Ennis-Aledo semifinal match is to be announced.