It is the end of the season for the Terry football team, but Friday’s game could mark new beginnings for the Rangers.
While being a heavy underdog against Shadow Creek on Friday at 7 p.m. at Freedom Field in Iowa Colony, Terry will be possibly playing its final football game as a 5A school. A snapshot enrollment number puts Terry at over 2,200 students, which could be at a 6A level for next season.
It will also be the final game for the senior class, including quarterback Brandon Kyles, who has thrown for 684 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 469 yards and three scores.
Also, the Rangers are hoping that the final game of the season offers a glimpse into next season. Players like sophomore running back Michael Odom look to have a strong performance to springboard into the offseason. Same with junior wide receiver Kellen Stewart, who has caught 12 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown this season.
Shadow Creek comes into the game undefeated and ranked No. 2 in 5A Division I by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. The Sharks need a win to get the District 10-5A DI title outright, or with a Friendswood loss to Angleton.
The Shadow Creek defense remains one of the best in the area, holding opponents to only 129.9 yards per game. The Sharks also lead in takeaways with 12 fumble recoveries and 13 interceptions.
Meanwhile, the Shark offense is also on a roll, racking up over 400 yards last week in a 53-9 win over Hightower. Junior quarterback Kyron Drones threw for 179 yards and three touchdowns in the win, while rushing for 82 yards and two scores.
Senior running back Jay’veon Bell is also having a strong year, running for 630 yards and nine touchdowns.