Sharks in the Water

Shadow Creek Punches ticket to State Championship Game

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HOUSTON – Don't ever count them out.

Time and time again during this playoff run Shadow Creek has gotten down – trailing Porter 23-7 at the half and Foster 21-14 heading to the fourth quarter – and each of those instances it came back and won.

To keep its historic inaugural football season alive, Shadow Creek would need that kind of late-game heroics again.

Trailing 17-14, the Sharks used a 27-point fourth quarter, including a 100-yard missed field goal kick return by Ronald Nunnery Jr. and Shadow Creek defeated San Antonio Wagner 41-24 in the Class 5A Division I State Semifinal at NRG Stadium on Saturday.

"I just think that's kind of been our makeup," Shadow Creek coach Brad Butler said. "I hate that we have to get our back against the wall sometimes. Our attention to detail early wasn't great tonight on offense. Defense hung in there and played their tails off.

"When it got to crunch time we were able to make plays."Shadow Creek improves to 15-0 and will face back-to-back defending state champion Highland Park in the Class 5A Division I State Championship game on Saturday, December 22, with kickoff slated for 11 a.m. at AT&T Stadium.

"I knew we were going to be competitive," Butler said about the season. "It's really hats-off to our kids for buying into our coaching staff and our coaches have done a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes to help make this possible. We're just extremely excited right now."

The Sharks will try and become the first team since the 1982 Beaumont West Brook Bruins to win a state championship in their first varsity season. If the Sharks win they will be the first team since 1968 Lubbock Estacado to win a title in its first season and do so undefeated.

"It's the best feeling every," Shadow Creek quarterback Jamarian George said about making it to the state title game. "We've been hoping for this our whole lives. Best feeling ever."


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Looking at Williams' 5-foot-8, 206-pound frame he fits the profile of a prototypical NFL running back in 2019. Via Vype

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HOUSTON – Trayveon Williams tucks the football into his arm, bursts from a still stance and is being pulled back by his trainer down the track.

Williams then moves over to a turf area where he works on footwork, shuffling his feet in between the yellow rungs on the ladder on the ground, while his trainer again pulls at the football.

It's all part of the plan to achieve a dream.

The former C.E. King and Texas A&M star running back is less than a month away from his childhood dream coming true and is continuing his work to get better every day counting down to the 2019 NFL Draft.

"It's crazy because growing up you have this dream and fantasy of doing this. Mine was saying I wanted to play in the NFL," Williams, who's Pro Day at Texas A&M is on March 26, said. "Going throughout college and having a pretty successful college career and making the decision is just mind-blowing that less than a month away my dream is about to come true."

Williams is coming off a solid showing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis earlier this month.

The Aggie running back posted a 4.51 40-yard dash, 33-inch vertical, 121-inch broad jump, 19 reps on the 225-pound bench press and a 7.44-second 3-cone drill and 4.44-second 20-yard shuttle.

But the physical portion wasn't the part that took the most out of Williams.

"It was a lot of ups and downs," Williams said about the combine. "It was extremely fun. Believe it or not it was more mentally fatiguing than physically. It was a lot of stuff we had to do mentally but physically when you've been doing it your whole life it wasn't bad.


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