Aledo thrashes Western Hills

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Junior running back Jess Anders made the most of four first-half touches Friday night.

The Aledo back rushed three times for 73 yards and caught a pass for 55 yards, all for touchdowns. His explosive effort paced the Bearcats to a 56-0 first-half lead on the way to a 91-0 victory over Fort Worth Western Hills in a District 7-4A game at Bearcat Stadium.

Anders finished with five carries for 85 yards on the ground and 140 total yards for Aledo, which improved to 7-0 on the season and 4-0 in district. The Bearcats finished with 18 first downs and 548 yards of total offense.

The Bearcats’ first play from scrimmage was a screen from Luke Bishop to Anders, who raced 55 yards down the right sideline for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead. Bishop passed for 146 yards and two touchdowns and also scored on a 13-yard run.

Anders’ first carry came late in the first quarter on a 3-yard run to extend the lead to 21-0. Anders added touchdown runs of 11 and 59 yards in the second quarter.

Aledo needed only 20 first-half plays to score six offensive touchdowns. Special teams also came up big for the Bearcats. Ryan Newsome scored twice on punts, on consecutive returns.

Western Hills (0-7, 0-4) punted 24 yards to the Aledo 27 on the final play of the first quarter. Newsome, a junior wide receiver, took it 73 yards to the end zone for a 28-0 lead.

The Cougars’ ensuing drive stalled at its own 16, leading to a short punt that Newsome returned for 37 yards and a 35-0 lead early in the second quarter. Newsome also scored on an 11-yard run late in the second quarter and a 44-yard reception in the third quarter.

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