VYPE Magazine honors Shadow Creek and coach Butler


PEARLAND SHADOW CREEK — The first two years of varsity competition for the Shadow Creek Sharks has been a storybook journey.

The first year, the Sharks won the District 10-5A-1 crown, the Class 5A Div. I Region III title, and the 5A Div. I state semifinals before falling to Highland Park in the 5A state finals to finish their first year with a 15-1 mark.

The second year, the Sharks repeated all of the above to advance to the Class 5A Div. I state championship contest against Denton Ryan. But the Sharks had some unfinished business and head coach Brad Butler and his staff led Shadow Creek to a 28-22 state title win and a 16-0 record.

VYPE Magazine recently presented their end of the year high school awards and Shadow Creek was named "Team of the Year" for football.

The Sharks have an impressive 31-1 two-year varsity record. Because of their growth, Shadow Creek moved up to Class 6A after the recent realignment by the University Interscholastic League (UIL) that governs Texas high school athletics.

Shadow Creek will now compete in District 23-6A. They will be joined by Alief Elsik, Alief Hastings, Alief Taylor, Alvin, Alvin Shadow Creek, Houston Strake Jesuit, Pearland, Pearland Dawson.

Butler was named "Coach of the Year" as well by VYPE Magazine. He also received the same honor by the Texas Sports Writers Association after posting a sparkling two-year 31-1 record with the Sharks while winning the 2019 5A Div. I state championship. The only loss Butler has suffered was in the 2018 state title game against three-time state champion Highland Park. The Sharks redeemed that loss with a win over Denton Ryan in the state title game in 2019.

Butler also was named "Coach of the Year" by the Touchdown Club of Houston and MaxPreps.