The Lions down Llano on Friday night to stay unbeaten at 4-0. They remain the top ranked team in Texas 3A football.
In all four of Brownwood's games, Shipley has been pulled either at half or midway through the third quarter.
"Maybe sometime in the near future I will play a full game," said Shipley to LonghornDigest.com. "I hate it. That said, we are really starting to hit on all cylinders. I think I had three catches for around 90 yards and four touchdowns (on Friday), but two got called back. I only got to play for one half."
While Shipley hasn't been playing all four quarters, it hasn't stopped the senior from putting up some big-time numbers. He has recorded a touchdown in every game and seems to be the focal point of the Lions offense, an offense that is averaging 49 points per game.
"I am very pleased with the way our team has played so far. We are a band of brothers and we have great chemistry. We have so many options this year offensively. We have come out pretty strong in every game so far this season," said Shipley. "I feel like I am a lot more explosive as a player this year than I was last year. I have had a lot of big plays, but also had some big plays that have gotten called back, so I can't count them towards stats unfortunately."
On Friday, Shipley had a surprise/unexpected visitor take in his game to scout the receiver.
"David Ash drove down from Belton to watch my game," said Shipley. "They had a bye week, so he wanted to see me play. I talked to him in after the game for a while."
The two were already trying to get in sync at the Texas camp this summer. Shipley did not catch a ball from any quarterback but Ash.