Dillon Davis is trying to do what his brothers did before him at Aledo — win a UIL football state title in his senior year.
Seven games in and Aledo looks prime for another championship run.
Davis threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and the Bearcats remained perfect with a 59-14 victory over Haslet Eaton in a District 6-5A game Saturday at Northwest ISD Stadium.
“We were hitting on all four cylinders and doing really well,” Davis said. “Once we got into a groove, we couldn’t be stopped.”
Aledo, No. 2 in the AP Class 5A state poll, improved to 7-0 and 4-0 in 6-5A, keeping pace with Justin Northwest, also 7-0 and 4-0, as their Oct. 28 matchup nears.
“Our coaches told us to play at a high level that we’re capable of playing and that was our mentality,” said Aledo running back Michael Jordan, who rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns.
Scoring on their first eight drives of the first half, Aledo went into halftime with a 52-0 lead.
Davis threw touchdown passes of 26, 45 and 19 yards, and scored on a 41-yard run. Aledo had 380 yards of total offense at halftime.
Jordan scored on a 75-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second half to extend Aledo’s lead to 59-0.
“We just wanted to control the game and do what we can to get a win,” Jordan said.
Logan Bridges had 64 yards receiving and two touchdowns for Aledo, which gained 591 yards total, including 441 rushing. Donnie Evans and Jase McClellan added touchdown runs for the Bearcats.
Eaton (1-6, 0-4) was held to 143 yards total. Titus Swen ran 21 yards for a touchdown and Riley Taylor threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Brooks-Wess for Eaton’s scores. Brooks-Wess finished with 12 catches for 81 yards.