No. 1 Shadow Creek disposes of Port Arthur Memorial 49-7


MANVEL SHADOW CREEK — The Shadow Creek made an opening statement in the Class 5A Region III Div. I bi-district contest that they are the team that should be favored to return to the state finals.

However, the Sharks are focused on playing one game at a time and they are presently 11-0.

"We have to stay focused," Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler said. "No one is going to lay down for us. We must take each game and each opponent one at a time and the journey will take care of itself."

That's exactly how Shadow Creek handled Port Arthur in the first game of the post-season.

The Sharks opened up the first quarter with a 1-yard scoring run by quarterback Kyron Drones for a 7-0 lead.

The second period set the tone for the rest of the game as the Sharks scored three more times.

Drones hit Kelvon Brown for a 25-yard scoring pass to make the score 14-0.

Drones increased the lead to 21-0 when he fired a 31-yard scoring strike to Randy Masters to increase the lead to 28-0.

The first half scoring ended at 35-0 when Drones tossed his fourth touchdown pass covering 24-yards to Jared Jackson.

Shadow Creek scored one touchdown in the third period when the game was in well command as Drones hit Seth Jones for a 23-yard scoring pass making the score 42-0.

In the final period, the Sharks blocked a punt by Jorge Jones that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown and Drones capped the scoring with a 12-yard rushing touchdown.

PA Memorial managed one score to make the final 49-7.

Drones was 14-of-25 passing for 228 yards and four TDs while rushing for 35 yards on eight carries and two more scores.

Jayveon Bell had 61 yards on the ground on 15 carries.

Jackson had five catches for 82 yards and a score while Jones had three grabs for 45 yards and a TD.

Shadow Creek will play the Hutto Hippos on Friday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Waller in the Class 5A Region III Div. I area round.