Now starts a new streak.
After missing the playoffs for the first time in 14 years last season, the Aledo Bearcats are back in the postseason. They finished second in District 8-5A.
"We are super excited. This is what we play for, a chance to win it all," Aledo coach Derek Vierling said.
The Bearcats (14-6-2) will take on Fort Worth Arlington Heights (14-9), the third-place team from District 7-5A, Thursday at 8 p.m. at Brewer High School. The Yellowjackets, like the Bearcats, have a long history of reaching the postseason, but missed out last year.
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Defensively, the Bearcats have shut out eight opponents.
The Bearcats have one of the top goal scorers in the area with Dejan Savic, who has 17. Tanner VanCuren has 10.
The last time the Ladycats missed the soccer playoffs, George W. Bush was barely into his first term as president. Every season since 2001 they've been fixtures in the postseason.
The Ladycats (16-3-3) finished second in District 8-5A. They will open the playoffs with a rematch against Fort Worth Western Hills (13-7-1) in bidistrict. The game will be played at White Settlement Brewer High School on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Western Hills finished third in District 7-5A.
"We feel good. They are a much better team (than last year) and will be a great first-round opponent. Should be a great game," Aledo coach Bryan Johnson said.
Aledo has outscored its opponents 66-13. The Ladycats' leading goal scorers are Brooke Jones with 14, Peyton Laughley with 12 and Kaitlin Detherage with 11.
WEATHERFORD LADY KANGAROOS
The Lady Kangaroos (10-11-2) are in the playoffs for a third straight year after finishing fourth in District 4-6A. They will face District 3-6A champion San Angelo Central (18-3-2) Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Abilene.
Weatherford is making its 11th postseason appearance since 1997. They last reached the second round in 2008.