Success seems to be a common denominator at Shadow Creek High School.
In the past two years, the Sharks have made two title runs, winning it all in 5A Division I in 2019 and finishing with a perfect 16-0 season.
But as the old adage goes, it's more challenging to stay on top than to get to the top, and Shadow Creek has re-classified to 6A for the 2020-21 season.
Baylor QB commit Kyron Drones (6'3, 200) has been a large part of this success and is ready to get one last shot at a ring.
"We are looking good and ready to make another title run. I believe we are because great teams have to work harder to get back to the state game," said Drones, who won the Offensive MVP following the Sharks' win over Denton Ryan in the state title game.
"We are all bought in, as brothers and work together as a family. Going to 6A is going to be a challenge, and we are working to prove everyone wrong who says we can't win it all again."
The high school season kicked off for 1A-4A schools this past weekend, and Drones and his teammates are a few weeks away from starting the season.
Like many, Drones does not want "COVID to take the season away" from his teammates who are working for offers.
With an ever-changing landscape with a pandemic that has disrupted the entire world, Drones wants nothing more than for this season to commence.
"During this time, you have to have a positive mindset. What I know for sure is that I really want this season to happen," Drones said. "I know I'm going to be okay either way, but I have teammates who need to be seen by college coaches. There were some guys who got hurt last season, and they need to get those looks and hopefully receive offers. I want for them to get noticed this season."
Drones committed to Baylor over Auburn in April.
It was narrowed down to these two choices from over 25 offers on the table.
The choice to go with Baylor was a family decision.
"Basically, when it came down to it my parents sat me down and asked me what do I want to do? Most of my family thought that I was going to Auburn," Drones said. "But it really came down to distance. I wanted my family to be able to go to as many games as possible. My family can easily see me playing in the Big 12."
While the family was a huge part of the decision, the Baylor coaching staff also played a significant role.
Drones said that the coaches have told him that they see him as a leader on and off the field. Not to mention, he is the dual-threat quarterback that many offenses look for in today's style of play.
The DCTF four-star has kept constant contact with the coaching staff despite the lack of travel and in-person interactions that have been halted over the past couple of months.
"I talk to the coaches often. The head coach, the OC and other coaches too," Drones said. "When I talk to the head coach (Dave Aranda), he always wants to know how I'm doing and to make sure I'm safe. I'm graduating early so he sees if I'm ready. They see me as the whole package, a guy who can throw and run."
Drones finished last season with impressive numbers: 3,400 passing yards and 820 rushing yards for 64 touchdowns.
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