SHARK SCORE - Lawrence Armstrong scores on a short run against Alvin as Shadow Creek beat the Jackets 49-13 in a district contest.The Sharks punched their ticket to the post-season with the win. (Photo by Michael McManus)
SHADOW CREEK — The Alvin Yellowjackets have had a good year so far based on their previous seasons, but they were brought back to reality by their district cousin when Shadow Creek took them out 49-13.
The first quarter was fairly competitive as the Sharks led the Jackets 14-7 at the end of the period.
Shadow Creek would strike first when running back Felix Buchanan would score on a 12-yard run to make the score 7-0 with eight minutes to go in the opening period.
Alvin would tie up the game at 7-7 on a rushing touchdown with four minutes left in the period, but the Sharks would strike again when Tylik Burton would score on an 8-yard run to make the score 14-7.
A fumble by Alvin would give the ball back to the Sharks on the Jackets 39-yard line, but Shadow Creek would give the ball back to Alvin on a fumble at their own 41.
Alvin would turn that miscue into a score, but a missed two-point conversion left the Sharks with a 14-13 lead.
It didn't take Shadow Creek long to extend the lead as Dejuan Lewis ran the Alvin kickoff back 95 yards for a crowd-pleasing touchdown and a 21-13 advantage.
With less than a minute before intermission, Shadow Creek would strike again as Joshua Best would score on a 12-yard run to make the halftime score 28-13.
The Sharks would score on their opening possession of the second half as QB Duke Butler hit Caleb Washington on a 31-yard scoring strike to make the score 35-13.
Shadow Creek would score less than a minute later on a 3-yard rushing touchdown by Washington to increase the lead to 42-13.
Lawrence Armstrong would score the final touchdown of the game on a 5-yard dash to the end zone to make the final score 49-13.
No one would score in the fourth period.
Butler had an outstanding game as he hit 8-of-10 passing for 168 yards and two TD's.
Buchanan had three carries for 66 yards and one score.
Lawrence Armstrong had three catches for 101 yards and one score.
Shadow Creek 5-2, 4-0) will host Alief Elsik on Friday, October 22 at Freedom Field at 7:00 p.m.
The Sharks have reserved their place in the post-season with the win over Alvin.