November 20, 2009

Super sophomore Gray already receiving interest

Aledo faces off against Stephenville tonight at 7:30 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington in a rematch of the season opener which Aledo won 20-16. It's also a matchup that will feature two of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex's best running backs. Interestingly enough, neither is a senior.

James Myles of Stephenville is one of the state's better big backs, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound junior who also excels at blocking and receiving. However, the player that many people will be anxious to see tonight is smaller, shiftier and has the bloodlines of one of the better runners in the latter days of the old Southwest Conference.

Johnathan Gray is the son of former Texas Tech running back James Gray, who was a 1,000 yard rusher for the Red Raiders back in 1989. The son is already putting up numbers at the high school level that surpass those of the father. After a freshman campaign that saw him gain over 1,000 yards on the varsity level a year ago, he has gained over 1,900 yards rushing, about 500 yards receiving and has accounted for 45 touchdowns, 37 of them on the ground in 11 games so far this season. Aledo head coach Tim Buchanon didn't see the elder Gray play in high school but, from what he's been told, the father and son are totally different types of backs.

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