ARLINGTON - Stephenville and Aledo square off at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Cowboys Stadium in 4A Division II playoff action.
The winner is crowned area champs and moves on to face either El Paso Parkland or Hereford in the Region I quarterfinals next week.
Aledo beat Stephenville 20-16 in the season opener for both teams on Aug. 28 in Aledo. Both teams enter the game with extended winning streaks, Stephenville having won nine in a row and Aledo eight.
This is the ninth time in eight seasons the two storied programs have met. Stephenville holds a 5-3 advantage in the series, but Aledo has won the last two. Six of the previous eight meetings have been determined in the final minute.
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Aledo 6, Stephenville 3, End of First Quarter
Aledo scored first on a 93-yard punt return by Cameron Cunningham, but the Bearcats missed the extra point and Stephenville drove the field for a 21-yard German Chavarria field goal.