Shattuck’s Brendan Girton – Character Counts Presented by Jess Wales Chevrolet

Shattuck is the latest dominant program in 8-man football. The Indians have won 10 state titles since 2003, doing so eight times in Class C and winning the past two in Class B.

If that didn’t stand out enough, during its halcyon days from 2003-2009, the Indians won 93 games in a row and six-straight state championships. Both of which are 8-man national records.

Shattuck senior Brendan Girton has been a part of two state championships and a runner up finish his freshman season. Girton and the Indians are currently on a 33-game winning streak, and at 12-0 this season, Shattuck is going for its third-straight state title.

Girton credits the coaching staff for all the success over the years.

“They put us in the right positions, and we just have to go out and do our jobs,” Girton said. “And most of the time it works out.

Coach Troy Bullard is in his 13th season as head coach but has been a part of the Shattuck program for 17 seasons. Bullard attributes a lot of the success to consistently having good athletes along with a great coaching staff, which includes his brother Tyson, who is the team’s defensive coordinator.

“We’ve had good athletes and great coaching who keep the things we do simple so our kids can play fast,” said Bullard, who has a record of 163-9 as Shattuck’s head coach.

This season, Bullard and his staff had to replace nine seniors who were a significant part of Shattuck’s recent success. Seniors such as Girton filled in the leadership role this season as the Indians have dominated throughout the season, defeating all 13 opponents by an average of 30 points per game. Girton, plays on both sides of the ball at the tight end and cornerback positions. The three-year starter and the Indians face Regent Prep in the state finals for a chance to win five-straight championships.

Once the football season is over Girton will join the basketball team for the first time in his high school career. And in the Spring, Girton will gear up for his final baseball season at Shattuck, which is his favorite sport.

Last season, the Indians finished 30-14, with their season coming to an end at the state semifinals. In the past three seasons, Shattuck has improved its record and postseason finish.

Back in July, Girton committed to continuing his baseball career at Texas Tech University. Girton plays catcher for Shattuck and will compete as a pitcher in Lubbock.

“I really liked the atmosphere,” Girton said. “It’s a really good place to go. They were ranked No. 4 last season, and I don’t see them falling off the map anytime soon.”

Girton is joined by a fellow Division I commit in Jon Bay, who is committed to play baseball at Oklahoma State University.

Girton credited his dad, Dusty, and baseball coach, Travis Oakley, for his continued success both on and off the field.

“They’ve pushed me and helped me to be better as a person and as a player,” Girton said.