Minneapolis, MN – Polaris RANGER, America’s No.1-selling utility side-by-side vehicle, today announced Aledo High School as the winner of its “Most Driven Team campaign.”
As the official off-road vehicle of the 2019 Texas High School Football season, Polaris RANGER worked with Dave Campbell Texas Football to identify five schools that embody the hard-working values of the brand.
The five finalists included Fort Bend Marshall, San Antonio Reagan, Northside O’Connor High School, Longview High School and Aledo High School. After a month and thousands of votes, Aledo High School was voted the Most Driven Team and will be recognized at the University Interscholastic League Football State Championships on Dec. 21 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. There they will be presented with the grand prize, an all-new 2020 RANGER XP 1000 Texas Edition.
“Each of the finalists exemplified what it means to be the ‘most driven’ and were worthy of recognition,” Josh Hermes, RANGER marketing director, said. “Texas high school football has extremely passionate fans and we are honored to support that passion and award Aledo the title of Polaris’ Most Driven Team.”
The Aledo Bearcats have experienced success unlike any other football program in the state over the last decade. That success is the culmination of hard work from coaches, players and continued support from the surrounding community. The Bearcats have claimed a record-tying eight state titles since its beginning in 1998, which included a 3A division crown before marching into the 4A division (three titles) and finally dominating the 5A division (two more titles, including last year’s UIL trophy). Their incredible performance over the years is a testament to legendary head football coach Tim Buchanan’s commitment to his team. Buchanan holds an amazing 227-53-3 record and led the Bearcats to five of their eight titles. He built the team and its reputation for excellence and is now driven to take his team to the state championships.
“These boys deserve the recognition of being the most driven team, and the constant drive they demonstrate on the field is incomparable.” said Buchanan. “It’s been an honor to be their coach this season, and I can say firsthand that they are working day in and day out to defend our current championship title.”
Professional football player and Texas native, Cole Beasley, knows what it takes to go the extra mile on the field and has partnered with Polaris for the Most Driven Team campaign. “Coming from a small town football program, I understand how much time and sweat goes into each game even at the high school level,” said Beasley. “All said and done, Aledo won the title of the Most Driven Team, and I’m impressed with their continued drive to dominate this season.”
RANGER is the hardest working utility side-by-side, known for meeting the demands of consumers who tackle some of the toughest jobs and love the outdoors. The newly launched 2020 RANGER XP 1000 Texas Edition offers consumers in the Lone Star State even bigger and better features on America’s best utility side-by-side.
To find more information about Polaris RANGER and Polaris’ Most Driven team campaign, visit TexasFootball.com/MostDrivenTeam. Also visit ranger.polaris.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.