"I thought they did a better job of running the ball," said the state's 13th-ranked prospect.
Greg Davis' O has got a little more consistency from the run game...
"The running game has definitely improved over the last two weeks."
Shifting gears to the state receiving records the Burnet playmaker is approaching...
1. Shipley needs a single TD to tie the all-time record for TD grabs.
2. Eleven more yards to break the all-time mark for career receiving yards.
3. And 53 catches for most receptions in a career. (He'll get that one a bit later in the year).
Burnet has a bye this week, but next week they'll meet Llano -- a team they should easily thump -- providing a perfect stage for Shipley to claim two of the above three milestones.
Austin Orangebloods might want to make that game to witness history in the making as well as take the opportunity to preview the receiver's talents. Getting an up close look at Burnet QB and teammate Stephen McGee (the state's 8th-ranked prospect who is an A&M commitment) is an added bonus.
If you do go, get there early. Obviously, Shipley's talented enough that he could break the two records on the Bulldogs' first offensive play of the game. And if Llano doesn't keep it close, don't expect to see Shipley or McGee playing too much in the second half. After all, the quest for a state championship that just last year eluded them, is the ultimate goal for the 2003 'Dawgs.
Asked who might be good enough to get in the way of their No. 1 goal, Shipley said, "Probably Gainesville...they're doing really well. And they're ranked really high. Gatesville, who we just beat, is a pretty good team. We'll probably have to face them again. But this time in the playoffs... maybe in the quarterfinals. Anyway, we get past them again, and everybody else, it could be Gainesville meeting us in the finals."
More from Shipley in this week's Inside Scoop.