High School Football

Aledo quarterback earns statewide honor

Aledo quarterback Dillon Davis has earned statewide recognition for performance in last week’s game against Boswell. Here’s the complete text of the Built Ford Tough award:

Six Texas high school football stars have been recognized in the eleventh week of the 2016 Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week program.

Class 5-A: Dillon Davis, Sr., Quarterback, Aledo:

Perhaps Aledo might think about changing its theme song to Tradition. With rock-solid players like quarterback Dillon Davis at the controls, the Bearcats had their traditional unbeaten (10-0) season and now move into the Class 5A Division II playoffs as the favorites to win their sixth championship since 2009. Although Aledo was mildly tested during the pre-district season this year, the average score in their District games was 63-14. Another tradition. In last week’s regular-season finale against Saginaw Boswell, the 6-2, 200-pound quarterback completed 18 of 28 passes for a massive 378 yards and three touchdowns, which, for Davis, is just another night at the office. For the season, the two-year starter has thrown for more than 2,600 yards and 33 scores, numbers that are likely to improve if the Bearcats make their traditional run toward a mid-December visit to AT&T Stadium. The Road to Arlington starts with a Thursday night match-up against 4-6 Wichita Falls Rider.

As good as Davis has been on the field, he’s even better in the classroom. His 103.7 GPA ranks him no. 7 in his class of 361. He also does amazing things off the field, participating in a vital food drive earlier this week and working with elementary school youngsters. He wants to continue his football career on Saturdays, another family tradition. Three of Dillon’s older brothers played college football and one brother just graduated from Harvard.

“Dillon is the ultimate team player,” says Coach Steve Wood. “It’s no accident that his teammates elected him captain unanimously. He has earned their total trust by never missing or being late to a workout or practice despite living 30 minutes by car from the school. And he’s a high character kid. If you have a daughter, you’d hope that she’d bring home a young man just like Dillon Davis.”