TOUCHDOWN CLUB'S UPCOMING EVENT
Eight schools took home trophies from the 2017 Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, for on-field actions during the 2016 season. Judging was by the referees who covered the games played. Shown in the photo above from the annual awards luncheon are the FCA's Eric Anderson, from left to right, Comerica Bank's Pam Lovett, Westbury Christian coach Mark Krimm, Westbury Christian player Will Symonds (with blue trophy); Willis player Josh Matthews (with red trophy), Willis coach Audie Jackson, Clear Creek player D.J. Johnson (with second red trophy), and Clear Creek coach Darrell Warden. Winning the awards in Class 6A were Clear Creek (1st), Tompkins (2nd) and Kingwood (third). Winners in 5A were WIllis (1st), Tomball Memorial (2nd) and Houston Madison (third). Winners in Class 4A-Private Schools were Westbury Christian (1st) and Cypress Christian (2nd).
2017 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON
TD Club’s 2017 Regular Events
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2016 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS WINNERS
2016 UIL HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
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 $195,000 in weights and weight equipment to 40 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); in 2013, Hightower (again), La Marque and Lutheran North; Westbury Christian in 2014; Aldine (again), Madison (again) and Scarborough (again) in 2015; and Saint John XXIII, Northbrook (again) and Sam Houston (again) in 2016.
The TD Club has teamed up with the Houston Texans’ Sean Washington, the director of player development, to distribute excess shoes and clothing to needy high schools. Schools assisted so far are in HISD, Aldine ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Humble ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Anahuac, Goose Creek ISD, C.E. King, Bridge City, Cy-Fair ISD, Tomball ISD, Stafford and Spring Branch ISD.
We helped start the Senior Showcase in 2009 with the Houston Texans and with Houston ISD co-founders Phil Camp and Coby Rhoden, during which more than 800 high school kids have been offered almost $80 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
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Preseason Private High School Kickoff Dinner, presented by the Hildebrand Foundation
7 p.m., Wed., Aug. 23, JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer at Sage
The TD Club will honor the top preseason private high school football players at this dinner.
Tickets are $50 each. Tables are 10 seats each. Tables cost $500 (regular table), $600 (bronze sponsorship), $1,000 (silver sponsorship), $1,500 (gold sponsorship) and $2,500 (platinum sponsorship).
Tickets can be purchased using the PayPal button on this page. For more information, call Neal Farmer at 713-849-9860.
17th Annual Texas Southern-PVAMU Luncheon, presented by Frenchy's Chicken, A-Rocket Moving and Storage and Central Care Integrated Health Systems, noon, Wed., Aug. 30, the Power Center, 12401 South Post Oak at South Main
The luncheon to promote the annual rivalry game will feature TSU coach Michael Haywood and athletics VP Dr. Charles McClelland, as well as PV coach Willie Simmons and athletics VP Ashley Robinson.Tickets are $25 each. Front-row tables are $500. Obtain tickets by calling Neal Farmer at 713-849-9860.
2017 UIL High School Preseason Football Team
Aaron Allen, Ridge Point; John Holcombe, Summer Creek; Luke Leblanc, Elkins; Kason Martin, Manvel
Stanley Hackett, Sam Rayburn; Trenton Kennedy, Cy-Fair; Craig Williams, Crosby
Joe Bissinger, SB Memorial; Colten Blanton, Cy Ranch; Barton Clement, FB Marshall; Luke Matthews, Elkins; Tyrese Williams, Cy Ridge
Malcolm Epps, Dekaney; Mustapha Muhamad, Ridge Point
Kesean Carter, The Woodlands; Brennan Eagles, Alief Taylor; Jalen Preston, Manvel
B.J. Foster, Angleton; Montel Parker, Dickinson
Bubba Baxa, Pasadena Memorial; Seth Small, Katy
Keondre Coburn, Westfield; Blake Kuithe, Cinco Ranch; Dominic Livingston, Aldine Davis; Joshua Landry, Houston Lamar; Max Wright, Katy Taylor
Chad Bailey, Ridge Point; Brian Johnson, Manvel; Jacob Mangum-Farrar, Kempner
Travian Blaylock, Atascocita; Anthony Cook, Houston Lamar; Jalen Green, Heights; D’Shawn Jamison, Houston Lamar; Leon O’Neal, Cy Springs
2017 Private High School Preseason Team
BAY AREA CHRISTIAN: Jacob Steihl
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN: Noah Tristan Barbola, Kendahl Ryan Ross
JOHN COOPER SCHOOL: Eric Grosser, Andrew Saibara
CYPRESS CHRISTIAN: John Ethan Baldwin, Austin Henry, Josh Holl
EPISCOPAL: Jack Grams, Tayjon Martin, John Saucer, Jaylen Waddle
FORT BEND CHRISTIAN: Jared McDonald, Max Migl, Sean O'Brien
HOUSTON CHRISTIAN: Austin McDonald
KINKAID: Adam Harter, Marquis Hubbard, Hayden Rome, Jonathan Thomas
LOGOS PREP: Steven Teel
LUTHERAN NORTH: Adam Hernandez, Lee Nino, Clay Phoenix
LUTHERAN SOUTH: Curtis Teichman
NORTHLAND CHRISTIAN: John Netzinger, Preston Pounds
PASADENA FIRST BAPTIST: Walker Draeger, Aaron Vick
ROSEHILL CHRISTIAN: Cash Kelso, Cliff Manning
ST. JOHN XXIII: Ian Craig, Keegan O'Connor
ST. JOHN'S: Brock Cannon, Peter Chen, Charles Sampson
ST. PIUS X: Jacob Craig, Jacob Jefferson, Ricky Lester, Tyler Vrabel
ST. THOMAS: Max Banes, Kristopher Brolan, Melvin Larkins, Parker Nelms
SECOND BAPTIST: Victor Curne, Deion Smith
VILLAGE SCHOOL: Jeremy Sanchez, Jon Sanchez
WESTBURY CHRISTIAN: Javon Hill, Tyler Ondrusek
WOODLANDS CHRISTIAN: Zach Baker, Ethan Peters