School Spotlight: Aledo High School (Aledo, TX)

Aledo High School is a public 5A classification by the University Interscholastic League. The school is located in the DFW metroplex just west of Fort Worth called Aledo, Texas. The Bearcats have marked themselves as one of the state’s top football powerhouses. The school hold the state record for the most state championships with 11. The most recent title coming this past 2022 football season. The team expectations at Aledo is simple, “Win a state championship.” Coach Jones says the goal this upcoming season is to take it one game at a time. The team is looking to win another district title and work their way through the playoffs. Aledo is currently on a 111 game district win streak! The Bearcats make sure to not drop a district game on the schedule.  

Head Coach Robby Jones has been at Aledo for 23 years. He was previously the offensive coordinator for 14 years before being promoted to the Head Coach after legendary Head Coach Tim Buchanan retired earlier this month. Jones helped coach for 10 state titles during the span. He has also spent some time as the defensive tackles and linebackers coach before coming over to offensive side of the ball. “So I know the ins and outs on both the offense and defense here at Aledo.” Coach Joe Ryan Williams, previously the quarterbacks coach, will be promoted to the offensive coordinator job for this year. He’s been at Aledo High School since 2017. Coach Williams was also the offensive coordinator at Melissa High School when they won a state title in 2011. Coach Doug Wheeler is the Offensive line coach for the Bearcats. He’s been at the helm since 2000. Lastly, Coach Brad McCone has the keys for the defending champion defense. He has been the Defensive Coordinator since 2017. McCone has ton of state title experience as a coordinator.

Here are some of Aledo’s returning starters for the upcoming season.

Aledo QB Hauss Hejny (Photo taken by kai_visuals)

QB Hauss Hejny 6’0 187 committed to Duke. Returning for his senior year after leading the Bearcats to a state title in 2022. Hejny can do it both with his arm and feet. For opposing defenses, you don’t want this kid to get out of the pocket or he will make some plays. Holds offers from Duke, TCU, California, Nebraska, and others.

Aledo LB Davhon Keys (Photo courtesy of Davhon’s Twitter)

MLB Davhon Keys 6’0 210 uncommitted. A very physical and aware linebacker that just flies all over the field. “He’s pretty much going to get anywhere he wants to go to school”- Coach Jones. Holds offers from LSU, Texas, Clemson, Penn State and others.

Aledo CB Jaden Allen (Photo taken by juvisionz)

CB Jaden Allen 5’11 160 committed to Texas. Jaden is going to be a 4 year starter at Aledo. He is a ball hawking, lockdown corner that’s just hard to throw the ball towards his direction. His brother former Bearcat B.J. Allen Jr. currently plays for the Texas Longhorns. Allen could potentially play some of the offensive side of the ball as well this upcoming season. Holds offers from Texas, Alabama, LSU, USC, and others.

Aledo CB Chris Johnson Jr. (Photo courtesy of Chris’s Twitter)

CB Chris Johnson Jr. 6’1 175 currently uncommitted. Another ball hawking corner that isn’t afraid to play physical against his opponent at any play. Johnson has been on the rise after this past state championship year picking offers from Louisville, Arizona State, North Texas, and others.

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