Aledo rolls past Burleson as kicker breaks national mark

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Aledo kicker Chance Nevarez kicked his way into the record books Friday night.

The senior broke the national record for consecutive point-after attempts made in a career during the Bearcats’ 76-6 victory against Burleson in a Class 4A Division II bi-district game at Chisholm Trail Stadium.

The Bearcats (11-0) advanced to an area-round matchup next week against Saginaw Boswell. The time and place have not been set.

Nevarez made 10 PAT attempts in the game for a total of 177 consecutive kicks made, eclipsing the mark of 172 in a row set earlier this season by Southlake Carroll’s Drew Brown. Nevarez broke the record on a second-quarter PAT that gave Aledo a 42-0 lead.

“It feels great to finally get it,” Nevarez said. “I obviously couldn’t have done it without my teammates. They’ve done all the hard work. I give it all to them.”

Jess Anders’ 17-yard touchdown run with 7:37 remaining in the first half gave Aledo a 41-0 lead and set Nevarez up to break Brown’s record. Anders finished with 12 carries for 183 yards and four touchdowns — three rushing and one receiving.

“He has the record as far as I know,” Aledo coach Tim Buchanan said. “If anybody else has it, it’s not written down in the books.”

Nevarez’s performance capped a huge night by the Bearcats’ offense and special teams.

The third punt of the evening by Burleson (5-6) made its way into Ryan Newsome’s hands, and the junior went 57 yards for a 21-0 lead. Burleson punted 10 times, its only score coming on a return of a late blocked punt by Taylor Bissell.

Aledo backup kicker Parker Shaunfield kicked two field goals, one a 52-yarder in the fourth quarter.

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