Welcome to the 2020 football season. What a weird offseason it was for everyone. There was not a summer camp circuit for players to go showcase their talents at. In-person recruiting came to a screeching halt and the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected everyone.
It is awards season here at VYPE!
We welcome you to the Countdown to the 2020 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Over the next two weeks we will be unveiling winners for team and coach of the year awards and the finalists for the player of the year awards.
The winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on Sunday, May 31 at 6 p.m. on VYPE Houston's website and Twitter account and on the VYPE Texas Facebook page! It will be an event to get dressed up for and to tune in to as it will be an evening full of special moments!
Let us get it started! Here are the awards and finalists for Public School Football.
TEAM OF THE YEAR -- Shadow Creek Sharks
Once put into a UIL district in 2018, the Sharks have done pretty much nothing but win. In its lone two years as a 5A program, the Sharks are 31-1 with back-to-back state finals. Shadow Creek won state in 2019 over Denton Ryan 28-22.
COACH OF THE YEAR -- Brad Butler, Shadow Creek
For Brad Butler, the fourth-year coach of Shadow Creek improved his record to 44-6 overall. The Sharks' head coach has been to back-to-back state finals. He won his first in 2019.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE -- Devon Achane, FB Marshall
Devon Achane has been a touchdown machine. He won the TD Club Offensive Player of the Year and was named the District MVP. He can run and catch and will be a huge addition to Texas A&M. Achane compiled nearly 7,000 career yards of offense and 110 TDs in his career.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE -- Alec Bryant, Shadow Creek
The Virginia Tech-signee anchored one of the stingiest defenses in the state of Texas. Alec Bryant has been the face of this emerging state power since its inception. He's was a terror on the edge since playing varsity ball.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE -- Dematrius Davis
Davis led his team to another state championship. He's just a junior. Davis has accumulated over 7,000 yards of total offense and 100 touchdowns. So what does he do for an encore? Win his third state title. Davis was the Max Preps National Sophomore of the Year and has been the District MVP. The accolades are countless. He is verbally committed to Auburn.
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