Shadow Creek shuts out Alief Taylor 45-0


SHADOW CREEK — As the 2022 regular football season winds down -- the Shadow Creek Sharks remained perfect with a 9-0 overall record and 6-0 in district while claiming the 23-6A crown for this season after beating the Alief Taylor Lions 45-0.

Shadow Creek will close out the season by hosting the Strake Jesuit Crusaders on Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Field.

Shadow Creek had to deal with less-than-ideal weather as the teams battled in soggy conditions.

The Sharks took control of the game early as the defense led the charge by scoring two quick touchdowns thanks to a 30-yard interception return for a score to give Shadow Creek a 7-0 and then Aiden Benjamin got a second interception and returned it 20-yards for a TD making the score 14-0.

The Sharks got an 8-yard scoring run by Jacob Washington to make the score 21-0 in the first quarter and then quarterback Duke Butler hit Jacorey Watson on a 6-yard touchdown pass for a 28-0 advantage. Kicker Aiden Bui hit all four PATs.

With the score at 28-0 at intermission, the Sharks added 10 points in the third quarter when Joshua Best snagged an 8-yard scoring toss from Butler. Bui would later kick a 27-yard field goal making the score 38-0 at the end of three periods.

The Sharks would add one more score in the final period when Christian Seriale caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Watson. Bui, who finished with nine points, added the PAT and the final score was posted 45-0.

Butler, who was hurt early in the year and missed several game, was back in action and hit 13-of-21 passing for 66 yards and two TDs.

Washington led the ground attack with 11 carries for 90 yards and one score.

Best had three catches for 22 yards and one score, Seriale had two grabs for 23 yards and a TD while Watson had four catches for 18 yards and a touchdown.