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TOUCHDOWN CLUB'S UPCOMING EVENTS
Eight schools took home trophies from the 2015 Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, for the 2014 season. Shown in the photo above are the first-place winners from this year's gala. First place in Class 6A was Kingwood High School; first place in Class 5A was George Ranch High School; and first place in the Class 4A/Private School category was Concordia Lutheran. Rounding out the awards were -- in Class 6A, Dekaney in second place and Tompkins in third place. Second place in Class 5A went to Tomball Memorial, with Fort Bend Marshall winning third place. And second place in Class 4A/Private Schools, which was the only other place in this category, was won by Houston Sterling. The awards were voted on by the referees who call each game.
2015 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON
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2014 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS WINNERS
2014 UIL HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
Click the picture above to watch the 2014 UIL finalists
Click the picture above to watch the 2014 Private School finalists
The TD Club assists area high schools through community-service projects. The Club has awarded approximately $180,000 in scholarships to more than 275 high schoolers in Greater Houston in the past 16 years, and have given out approximately $185,000 in weights and weight equipment to 39 Greater Houston high schools in the past 14 years.
The high schools which received weights were Booker T. Washington, Forest Brook, Reagan, Smiley and Houston Sterling in 2002; Kashmere, Madison, Scarborough, Wheatley and Worthing in 2003; Milby, Northbrook and Westbury in 2004; Furr, Sharpstown and Houston Austin in 2005; Willowridge, Jones, Sam Houston, Aldine and Yates in 2006; Eisenhower, Houston Lamar, Pasadena and Scarborough (again) in 2007; in 2008, Dulles, Furr (again) South Houston and Spring Woods; in 2009, Booker T. Washington (again), Hightower, Spring and Waltrip; in 2010, Alief Hastings and Jeff Davis; in 2011, Alief Elsik, Reagan (again) and Bellaire; in 2012, Humble, Houston Lee, and Madison (again); and in 2013, Hightower (again), La Marque and Lutheran North; Westbury Christian in 2014; and Aldine (again), Madison (again) and Scarborough (again) in 2015.
The TD Club has teamed up with the Houston Texans' Sean Washington, the team's director of player development, to distribute excess shoes to high schools in the area.
The Texans players receive multiple shoes that they cannot use each season, and the TD Club funnels those shoes to needy high schools. So far, schools assisted are in HISD, Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Anahuac, C.E. King, Goose Creek ISD, Bridge City, Pasadena ISD, Stafford and Spring Branch schools Northbrook and Spring Woods.
We helped start the Senior Showcase in 2009 with the Houston Texans and with Houston ISD's Phil Camp and Coby Rhoden, during which more than 700 high school kids have been offered almost $70 million in scholarships and grants from NAIA and NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III schools. The event takes place in the Methodist Training Facility on the Texans campus (the practice bubble).
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
GREAT FOOTBALL COACHES
'Fight 'em until Hell freezes over, and then fight ‘em on the ice.'
-- TCU’s Dutch Meyer
'Three things happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad.'
-- Texas’ Darrell Royal
'Never been licked.' Movie about Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets
'I didn't think anything of it at first. Then I thought to myself, 'My God, he's coming out here to hit me,' ' -- Rice’s Dick Maegle before Alabama’s Tommy Lewis came off the bench to tackle him in the 1954 Cotton Bowl.
'He could take his'n and beat yours'n, and then he could take yours'n and beat his'n.' -- Former Oilers head coach Bum Phillips on Don Shula
'I've found that prayer works best when you have big players.'
-- Knute Rockne, Notre Dame
'They beat us like a tied-up goat.'-- Texas Tech's Spike Dykes
'Always remember that Goliath was a 40-point favorite over Goliath.
-- Shug Jordan, Auburn
'We didn't tackle well today, but we made up for it by not blocking .'
-- John McKay, USC
'Football is not a contact sport, it is a collision sport. Dacing is a contact sport.' -- Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State
'In Alabama, an atheist is someone who doesn't believe in Bear Bryant.' -- Wally Butts, Georgia
'Football is only a game. Spiritual things are eternal. Nevertheless, beat Texas.' -- church sign in Arkansas
before 1969 Shootout
'Son, you've got a good engine, but your hands aren't on the steering wheel.' -- Bobby Bowden, Florida State
'My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route tot he ball and arrive in a bad humor.' -- Bowden Wyatt, Tennessee
'Gentlemen, it is better for you to have died a small boy
than to fumble this football.' -- John Heisman, Rice
If these phrases get you thinking about
great football moments you have experienced, then maybe
the Touchdown Club of Houston is for you.
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The Touchdown Club of Houston announces its once-in-a-lifetime 50th Anniversary Dinner.
Founded in 1966, the TD Club celebrates its 50th year in 2016.
The dinner will be at 7 p.m., Wed., May 4, 2016, at the Westin Galleria. The Club will honor former Oilers quarterback Archie Manning as the 2016 Touchdowner of the Year. We have confirmed Archie's son, Cooper, as attending, and are working on trying to confirm two other football-playing Manning sons.
There will be a golf tournament at 1 p.m., Tues., May 3, at Wildcat Golf Club.
All past Touchdowner of the Year winners are invited to attend. We also are inviting Hall of Famers from the NFL and College Football Hall of Fame to attend.
If you purchase a table, it will be for eight seats, with a Hall of Famer and that Hall of Famer's guest filling out the table for 10 seats.
More as it develops.