VYPE U: Shadow Creek Takes Down Alvin (Photo Gallery)
After a couple of tough losses to North Shore and Bridgeland, the returning State Champion Sharks found themselves in a forced two-week break with nothing to think about apart from their 0-2 start to the season.
For that very reason, the Sharks came back with a hunger for victory. While the 0-2 start was most definitely out of their comfort zone, the fans and players alike know that it will drive the team forward through the rest of district play. And with starting quarterback Kyron Drones back from injury, the Sharks pulled out a 33-0 victory over Strake Jesuit.
Friday October 30, Shadow Creek was pitted up against Alvin. The two schools are represented under the same school district (Alvin ISD), marking the first time the teams have met face-to-face, but also the first intra-district game since 2016.
Before Shadow Creek opened, the only two high schools in Alvin ISD were Alvin and Manvel. Thus, a football tradition began known as The Battle of Highway 6. The event was momentous in the district, drawing crowds of people for the football rivalry between Manvel and Alvin. However, The Battle of Highway 6 has long been forgotten since Manvel's drop down to class 5A wiped Alvin off their schedule.
Fast forward to 2020, and Alvin ISD has another big game that could potentially start a new intra-district rivalry. The Sharks dominated in the first half, while Alvin adjusted to having several players out due to injury and other circumstances.
At the end of the half, Shadow Creek led 34-0 after five successful touchdowns and one missed PAT. Isaiah Harper and Kelvon Brown account for the first half rushing touchdowns, CJ Guidry and Lawrence Armstrong scored a pair of receiving touchdowns from Kyron Drones, and Jaylen Lane returned an interception for a 40-yd touchdown.
In the second half, Alvin's performance improved defensively, holding the Sharks to only two touchdowns and a single field goal. However, the Yellowjackets remained scoreless as the Sharks defense remained disciplined.
After two rushing touchdowns from Dylan Campbell and Yahir Torres, the Sharks defense prevented the Yellowjackets from traveling downfield.
The game ended as the clock ran out and the Sharks took the final knee at the line of scrimmage.
The final score was 51-0.
While the potential for a new rivalry has yet to reveal itself, both teams put out a valiant effort in the game Friday night.
Catch the Alvin Yellowjackets in action at home against Dawson on Friday, November 6, and the Shadow Creek Sharks away at Alief Elsik on Friday, November 6.