Seven Austin/San Antonio area football teams will play in a UIL 11-Man state semifinal this weekend, so we continue our VYPE Central Texas and VYPE South Texas playoff coverage with a preview of their matchups. Stay tuned for more postseason coverage in the days and weeks to come.
Shadow Creek (14-0) faced an unexpected challenge when it took on a hot Manor (8-6) squad during Saturday's UIL 5A Division I Region III final at San Antonio's Alamodome. The Sharks, who were the classification's state runner-up in 2018, faced a Mustang program that won its first three playoff games after a 5-5 regular season, but proved to be the better team in a 59-14 victory.
"They're all tough at this point in the year, so we just wanted to come out and try to protect the football and be great tacklers and solid on special teams," said Shadow Creek coach Brad Butler. "That's kind of our thing week in and week out."