The Old Coach

Beyond The StatZ: feat. Kyron Drones

Shortly after he was offered by the University of Auburn, I had the privilege of talking to 2021 Shadow Creek QB, Kyron Drones. Drones led the Sharks to a perfect 16-0 record, winning the 2019 5A-D1 Texas state title in just the school’s second year of varsity football. While scoring a total of 64 touchdowns, Drones was also named the Unanimous District 10-5A MVP. Going into his Junior campaign, Kyron had no offers, but currently holds over 15+ scholarship offer letters along with a 3 star rating. Here’s what he had to say about his football background post championship run…

Congrats on the season first of all, I want to know your very first memory playing football as a kid.

I was a running back and defensive end just making plays all around.

What are your game day rituals?

I really just have to listen to the same songs while I do my stretches and wear the same amount of bracelets on each wrist.

After coming up short in the title game a year before, what was your mindset going into this season being that this was your first year starting?

So many people on the outside didn’t think we would be that good cause I was the quarterback, so I just had to prove everybody wrong and show everybody what I knew I was capable of doing.

Which pro player(s) (current or retired) do you watch the most & why?

Deshaun Watson and Can Newton because I model my game after them.

In what ways have your coaches played an important role in your life?

By just making sure that I’m in control and don’t get too cocky and just go play.

After winning a state championship, I saw a video of you working out in the offseason – what fuels that type of passion to never stop?

You should never be satisfied and I’m ready to go get another one. Although we’re moving up to 6A, I just need to work harder and prove all the doubters wrong again next season.

Talk about the most challenging thing you’ve had to overcome while playing football.

Just being a backup last year because I never had to deal with that so it was just hard.

What are your goals after football?

To own a business and still make money by either helping people or doing something I love.

In your own words, define success.

Knowing that you’re on top and that you’re constantly working harder than everyone else. Even when people acknowledge your work ethic, go harder.

EXTRAS: Kyron Drones stated that his parents are the most influential people in his life and Denton Ryan was the toughest defense he faced all year.

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