Shadow Creek withstood an early charge from AISD and 23-6A Football foe Alvin and pulled away in the second half with a 49-13 victory, Friday night at AISD Memorial Stadium.
The win for the fifth straight for the Sharks (5-2 overall, 4-0 in district), who remained in a first-place tie with Pearland in the league standings. Shadow Creek appeared to be on its way to taking possession of the top spot, until the Oilers rallied from a 16-point fourth quarter deficit with three touchdowns in the final six minutes to edge Alief Taylor in a 36-30 thriller in Pearland.
Alvin (4-3 overall, 2-2) gave the Sharks all they handle early on. Rushing touchdowns from quarterback Trevor Bockel and Deyshawn Peterson kept the Yellowjackets within striking distance at 14-13 into the second period.
However, Dejuan Lewis exploded for a 95-yard kickoff scoring return to make it 21-13 and Joshua Best also reached the end zone from 12 yards out on a TD reception to increase the margin to 28-13 at the break.
Felix Buchanan and Tylik Burton also provided scoring runs from 12 and 8 yards out, respectively, during the first half for Shadow Creek, as well.
The Sharks continued to pad their lead in the second half. Duke Butler (8 of 10 for 168 yards, 2 TD's) fired a 31-yard TD pass to Caleb Washington, while Washington and Lawrence Armstrong both scored on short runs.
Alvin, who next plays at Pearland Dawson, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., compiled 300 yards of total offense. Peterson rushed for 81 yards on 14 carries and Bockel added 78 yards on 15 attempts.
The Sharks next host Alief Elsik, Oct. 22 at AISD Freedom Field at 7 p.m.