October 5th, 2007.
It’s the last time Aledo lost a district football game.
There haven’t been many close calls to snapping the Bearcats’ winning streak - only two in 14 years have been by single digits - but Friday night’s showdown with Mansfield Timberview was one of those moments.
Aledo running back Ryan Williams scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 5:47 left in the game and the Bearcats survived a scare from Timberview to win 35-21 - extending their national record district winning streak to a cool 100 games.
Oklahoma committed tight end Jason Llewellyn caught a one-handed touchdown late.
Aledo’s offense started to click on its second drive of the game, going 80 yards in six plays, capped off with an 8-yard touchdown pass and catch from quarterback Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi to Jalen Pope at the 3:47 mark of the first quarter. Fowler-Nicolosi hit Hauss Hejny for a 64-yard gain to the Timberview 24.
After Timberview punted for a second time, Aledo extended its lead to 14-0 with 8:44 left in the second quarter when Davhon Keys’ 2-yard run capped off a 93-yard drive.
Fowler-Nicolosi hit Hejny for a 39-yard gain then Llewellyn for 28 yards that pushed the ball to the Wolves’ 9.
But Timberview wasn’t going down without a fight.
The Wolves scored on the ensuing possession when quarterback Jaeden Marshall and Titus Evans connected on fourth-and-6 for a 24-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 14-7 midway through the second quarter.
Marshall hit Cemarion Chambliss for 46 yards on the first play.
There was only one turnover in the first half and Timberview benefited from it. Toddrick Dixon slipped on an Aledo pass attempt, but the football bounced out of a receiver’s hands and Dixon was there to catch it for the Wolves’ interception.
Timberview turned it into points and a tie three four plays later.
The Wolves were about to cross the goal line, but a fumble caused the ball to nearly go out of the end zone for a touchback. However, Chambliss recovered for six and after the extra point, the contest was tied at 14 with 22 seconds before intermission.
Aledo would regain the lead on a Hejny 20-yard run out of the wildcat formation, but the snap was bad on the extra point, leaving the Bearcats with a 20-14 advantage in the third.
Timberview caught a pair of breaks on the ensuing drive when Aledo was called for two defensive pass interferences that extended the possession.
The Wolves capitalized on an 11-yard touchdown run from Jarvis Reed and the extra point gave them their first lead at 21-20 with 3:47 left in the third quarter.