When the game ended Saturday there were some tears, but also a lot of pride, as the Reedy High School football team left the field for the final time this year. The Lions’ fantastic season, which included the first three football playoff wins in the school’s short history, ended with a 26-16 loss to Aledo in a 5A Division II state quarterfinal.
Reedy, which finished with a record of 13-1 in just its third varsity season, hung tough with Aledo (14-0) on a rainy and cold day at Northwest ISD Stadium in Justin. The Lions’ 10-point margin of defeat was the smallest of any opponent this season for Aledo, which entered the game averaging a 41-point margin of victory. It was the 45th win in the last 46 games for Aledo, a program that has won six state titles in the last nine years.
Reedy showed that it could match up against one of the state’s top programs.
“I couldn’t be any prouder of our seniors of what they did tonight and throughout their career,” Reedy coach Chad Cole said after the game.
Reedy was the final FISD football team competing in the playoffs. The other four FISD teams that qualified for the playoffs were Frisco, Independence, Lone Star and Wakeland. Frisco advanced to the second round and Lone Star made it to the third round.