Shadow Creek survives C.E. King 42-28, Katy next

SHADOW CREEK — Shadow Creek has done a good job of adapting to playing Class 6A as opposed to playing two years in Class 5A.

The Sharks didn't take the easy road as they scheduled two of the top 6A schools at the beginning of the 2020 football season which included their first non-district game against two-time 6A Div. I state champion North Shore.

They also played a new school like themselves where they faced Bridgeland who also has proven to be one of the top teams in Texas this season.

Both North Shore and Bridgeland have no losses this season.

Now, Shadow Creek is faced with playing against another state power this week when they face the nine-time state champion Katy Tigers.

The Sharks have a current 6-3 mark and have won their first two 6A playoff games with a 55-6 win over Clear Creek and a 42-28 win in the area round over C.E. King.

While the Sharks were challenged by C.E. King, the real test will be on Saturday, December 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Freedom Field when they take on Katy.

Katy is quite familiar with an Alvin ISD school when they faced the Manvel Mavericks for several years. Manvel never beat the Tigers in the playoffs and Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler hopes he can change that trend. But it won't be easy.

Shadow Creek battled with C.E. King and came away with a hard fought 42-28 area playoff win.

Both schools scored once in the first quarter as Shadow Creek scored on a 20-yard touchdown pass from QB Kyron Drones to WR Greg Hancock leaving the score tied 7-7 after the first period.

The Sharks took the lead in the second quarter as junior RB Kelvon Brown scored on a 9-yard run and Drones hit Hancock again on a 27-yard scoring strike to build a 21-14 lead at intermission.

Shadow Creek scored two more times in the third quarter while holding the Panthers to one score for a 35-21 advantage heading into the final frame.

Drones threw his third scoring pass to Hancock covering 19-yards and then Drones got loose on a 93-yard scoring jaunt for a two touchdown lead.

Both teams scored a touchdown in the final period giving the Sharks the 42-28 win.

Brown sealed the win with a 29-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to close out the scoring for the Sharks.

Drones was 14-of-24 for 216 yards and three TDs. Drones also led the team in rushing with 171 yards on 13 carries and another score.

Brown had 18 carries for 52 yards and two TDs.

Hancock had 10 catches for 139 yards and three scores.