Shadow Creek stages impressive comeback to defeat Bridgeland
September 12, 2023
Bridgeland came into the game with impressive wins over Cy-Fair (31-30) and Katy Tompkins (41-35) so it came as no surprise that Shadow Creek found themselves in a real non-district battle.
But there is a reason why teams play four quarter and 45 minutes.
Bridgeland won the first two quarters 17-6 but there were still two more to go and when the dust had cleared -- the Sharks won the last two quarters 35-7 making the final score 41-24.
There was no question this game was the tale of two halves.
Bridgeland opened up the first quarter with two scores for a 14-0 advantage.
The Bears added a field goal while the Sharks scored a touchdown but missed the PAT to make the score 17-6 at intermission.
Shadow Creek opened up the third quarter with two touchdowns to take the lead for good 20-17.
The first touchdown came on a 2-yard scoring toss by Jacorey Watson to Christian Seriale to make the score 17-13.
The Sharks scored again with 1:33 left in the third quarter when Watson called his own number on fourth and two from the Bridgeland 32. Watson rolled out to his left and then raced down the sideline for the 32-yard score. The PAT was good and the Sharks had their first lead of the game 20-17.
After the Sharks held the Bears on downs, the offense took over at the Bridgeland 45.
Watson dropped back and threw a perfect strike to Chris Steward for a 45-yard scoring bomb at the 9:35 mark of the fourth quarter making the score 27-17.
Bridgeland wasn't going to quit as they scored on a 65-yard pass on their next possession to close the gap to 27-24 with 9:13 left in the game.
On the Sharks next possession, the offense drove to the Bears 27. Once again, Watson called his own number and raced through the Bridgeland defense for a 27-yard scoring dash. The PAT was good and the Sharks added to their lead 34--24 with 3:16 left in the game.
With 1:30 left in the game, Nigel Pringle intercepted the ball at the Bears 42 and raced to the pay station to seal the 41-24 non-district win for the Sharks.
Watson finished the game hitting 17-of-27 passing for 167 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 100 yards on 11 carries and two more scores.
Tylik Burton had 11 totes for 78 yards.
Stewart had three catches for 55 yards and a score, Rahim Hutchins had one catch for 50 yards and a TD, Seriale had four grabs for 37 yards and a TD, and Ashton Jones had four catches for 22 yards.
Shadow Creek has a bye this week but will host the Pearland Oilers on Thursday, September 21 at Freedom Field at 7:00 p.m.