Aledo’s football playoff game moved to Friday; more changes possible

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Aledo football coach Tim Buchanan wanted to play his Class 4A Division II state quarterfinal football game against Wichita Falls on Thursday at Northwest ISD Stadium. The problem was the Coyotes couldn’t make it out of town due to the icy conditions.

“They didn’t even have school [Thursday],” said Buchanan, whose Bearcats are 13-0, ranked No. 1 in the state, and now must wait to find out when conditions will allow for the game to be played.

The Aledo school district website Thursday posted a message that the Aledo vs. Wichita Falls has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at Northwest ISD Stadium. School district officials also left open the possibility of a shift to Saturday at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown at a time to be determined.

Aledo-Wichita Falls was originally set for Friday, but moved up to Thursday in an attempt to beat the bad weather. If the weather still doesn’t cooperate, then a Monday or Tuesday game could be in the making.

Buchanan said he already has been in contact with UIL officals in Austin and said that if the game has to be delayed until Monday or Tuesday, then the state semifinal could not be played until Dec. 14 or even possibly Dec, 15 in order to keep the 5-day rule between games in place.

“If Ennis and Mesquite Poteet are able to get their game in over at [Dallas’] Kincaide Stadium tonight then it will be a big disadvantage to the Aledo-Wichita Falls winner,” said Buchanan. “I plan on going over there to scout, if I can make it out of Aledo.”

Buchanan was hoping for his team to practice Thursday afternoon, but was leaning toward just letting them get home.

Wintery conditions have also affected basketball games. The 16-team Collin County Round Ball Classic girls tournament has been canceled, leaving Kennedale with a free weekend.

Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield and Aledo school districts also canceled all Thursday basketball games.

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