Aledo senior offensive lineman Truett Knox has been named to the 2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Texas Football Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the season recently finished.
Knox, 6-2, 280 pounds, was named to the second team.
The selection marks the second consecutive year the Bearcats have been honored on the team. In 2016 offensive lineman Chuck Filiaga and Wes Harris were chosen. Filiaga is now at playing at Michigan and Harris is at TCU.
Aledo finished 15-1 this season, falling 20-19 to College Station in the Class 5A Division II state championship game. It was their seventh state finals appearance in nine seasons, with six titles in that span.
SEALS TO PLAY IN INTERNATIONAL EVENT
Weatherford quarterback Ken Seals will play for the Team USE in the International Bowl at AT&T Stadium Friday, Jan. 19. It is the sophomore's third time to be a part of the elite event that will be broadcast on ESPN. He is 2-0 in previous appearances.
The selection means Seals is considered one of the top 100 players in the nation by 247Sports. He is on the Under-17 Team USA that will Team British Columbia from Canada at 4:30 p.m.
The game will be streamed on ESPN3.
TGCA CROSS COUNTRY ALL-STATE
Two area runners have been named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Cross Country All-State Team, while two more from those same schools have earned TGCA Academic All-State honors.
In Class 2A, Poolville freshman Lucy Ramirez was selected all-state, while sophomore Gracie Morris from Aledo was picked in 5A. The academic all-state honors went to seniors Ryan Jennings of Poolville and Gracie Johnson of Aledo.
Morris finished third in the state in Class 5A. Ramirez qualified for and competed in the 2A Region II Meet.
LADY ROOS FOURTH IN ELITE WRESTLING TOURNEY
The Weatherford Lady Kangaroos recently finished fourth in the prestigious 16th annual Cy-Fair Tournament in Houston. The tournament featured more than 90 teams from around the state.
Camille Fournier went undefeated in the tournament, winning the 110-pound division. Sydney Fenus placed fourth in the 215 class.
Three members of the boys team posted top-seven finishes. Mason Woodward was second in the 120 class, Alexis Espinosa was fifth at 113, and Jeremiah Hatfield was seventh at 182.