LA North: Valencia has another potential star in Shipman

Madison Shipman’s little brother is playing on the offensive line for the Valencia High School football team. Shipman won the Pan-American Championship in Colombia playing softball over the summer with the U.S. Junior National team and will be playing on the University of Tennessee softball team in the spring.

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Billy Shipman (64) will be a key player for Valencia this season.

Billy Shipman is a 6-foot-2, 220-pound junior. He will be responsible, in part, for protecting quarterback Alex Bishop and making holes for running back Steven Manfro.

“Billy will be a guy that needs to play both sides of the ball,” Valencia coach Larry Muir said. “He’s very athletic for a big guy, he will be called upon to anchor the DE position and left tackle. Great kid with lots of potential.”