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TOUCHDOWN CLUB'S UPCOMING EVENTS
Eight schools took home trophies for the 2014 Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Awards, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, for the 2013 season. Shown in the photo above are, from left, Alvin football coach Chad Strban, winner in the Class 5A division; Rosehill Christian football coach Ryan Anthony, winner of the Private Schools/Class 3A category; FCA Director Eric Anderson; Comerica Bank vice president Pamela Lovett; and George Ranch football coach Ricky Tullos with Humble coach Charles West, both of whom tied for first place in the Class 4A category. In Class 5A, second place went to Kempner and third place was won by Katy Taylor. In Class 4A, third place was awarded to Friendswood. And in Class 3A/Private Schools, second place was won by Bay Area Christian.
2014 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON
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2014 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS WINNERS
2014 UIL HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
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The TD Club assists area high schools through community-service projects. The Club has awarded more than $180,000 in scholarships to almost 250 high schoolers in Greater Houston in the past 13 years, and have given out about $180,000 in weights and weight equipment to 37 Greater Houston high schools in the past eleven 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
The TD Club has teamed up with the Houston Texans' Sean Washington, the team's director of player development, to distribute excess cleats and tennis 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 600 high school kids have been offered almost $50 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
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
Congrats to those who won awards at the Third Annual Private High School Awards Dinner, presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and the Hildebrand Foundation.
Named the top player on Offense was Trent Franson of Lutheran South.
The top player on Defense was Trey Horne of Episcopal.
The top Lineman was Tyler Higby of Kinkaid.
There was a tie for the top Ironman of the Year -- John David Bishop of Bay Area Christian and Chase Wertheimer of Second Baptist.
Coach of the Year was Nathan Sanford of Woodlands Christian.
The finalists were:
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- LB Jake Bruns, Fort Bend Christian; DB Will Echols, Cypress Christian; LB Forrest Harrell, Houston Christian; LB Trey Horne, Episcopal; LB Sean Killpatrick, St. Pius X; DB Tyler Neubauer, Bay Area Christian; P Adam Nunez, Second Baptist; DB Riley Satterfield, Concordia Lutheran; DB Jalen Smith, St. Pius X; DB Carson Storie, St. Thomas
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- PK Connor Crow, Bay Area Christian, QB Trent Franson, Lutheran South, QB J.T. Granato, Kinkaid, RB Zach Huwyler, Concordia Lutheran, WR Parker Johnson, Second Baptist, RB Micah Massey, St. Pius X, RB Justin Matthews, Lutheran South, WR Sam Mays, Kinkaid, WR Zach Richards, Fort Bend Christian, WR Sam Vitulli, St. Pius X
IRONMAN OF THE YEAR -- John David Bishop, Bay Area Christian; Jack Britton, St. John’s; Justin Chiu, Westbury Christian; Dirk Sanford, Woodlands Christian; Chase Wertheimer, Second Baptist
COACH OF THE YEAR --Stephen Hill, St. Pius X; Gavin Kralik, Bay Area Christian; Nathan Larned, Kinkaid; Steve Leisz, Episcopal; Stephen Robbins, Lutheran South; Nathan Sanford, Woodlands Christian
Congrats to the winners of the 35th annual UIL High School Awards Dinner, presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Tristan Horton of The Woodlands won the Defensive Player of the Year; Rodney Anderson of Katy won the Offensive Player of the Year.
Westfield's Corby Meekins and Crosby's Jeff Riordan tied for Coach of the Year.
The Ron Stone Award for sports media appreciation was presented by Ron Stone Jr. to local TV/radio personality Craig Roberts.
The finalists were:
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- RB Rodney Anderson, Katy; RB Remus Bulmer, Ridge Point; QB Jonathan Giles, Elkins; QB Matthew Guidry, Clear Springs; QB Nick Hooper, Cypress Woods; OL Tyler Moore, North Shore; WR Steven Sims, Fort Bend Travis; OL Toby Weathersby, Westfield; RB Braeden West, Seven Lakes; and OL Willie Williams, Pearland
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- DB Jameel Cook, Ridge Point; DL Ross Donelly, Cy-Fair; DB Holton Hill, Houston Lamar; LB D'Vonta Hinton, Texas City; LB Tristan Horton, The Woodlands; DL Du'vonta Lampkin, Cypress Falls; DB Will Lockett, Manvel; DB Andrew Martel, Foster; DB Kendall Sheffield, Fort Bend Marshall; DB Christian Taylor, Jersey Village
COACH OF THE YEAR -- Gene Johnson, Cypress Ranch; Corby Meekins, Westfield; Sam Parker, Spring; Don Price, C.E. King; Jeff Riordan, Crosby; John Snelson, Dickinson; David Smith, Klein Oak; Brett Sniffin, Ridge Point; Drew Svoboda, Klein Collins; Ricky Tullos, George Ranch
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2015 SPORTSMANSHIP FINALISTS
3rd PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS DINNER
35TH ANNUAL UIL HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS DINNER
Congrats to the eight winners at the 10th annual Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Class 6A was won by Kingwood, with Dekaney placing second and Tompkins coming in third.
In Class 5A, George Ranch won first place, followed by Tomball Memorial in second place and Thurgood Marshall in third.
In the Private Schools/Class 4A division, Concordia Luthern placed first, with Houston Sterling coming in second.
Finalists and winners were selected by the Greater Houston Texas Association of Sports Officials, football division, who are the referees who call area high school football games. The refs fill out cards and rate schools on 1) actions of the team during each high school football game, 2) actions of the head coach, 3) actions of the support groups at the game, such as parents, band and pep squad, 4) respect for the American flag, and 5) a score based on the number of personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct fouls incurred during the game.
The finalists for this year's High School Sportsmanship Awards are:
Clear Creek, Cypress Ridge, Dekaney, Dobie, Hastings, Katy Taylor, Kempner, Kingwood, Klein, Langham Creek, Memorial, Morton Ranch, North Shore, Pearland and Tompkins
Angleton, Austin (HISD), Bush, Jeff Davis (HISD), Elkins, George Ranch, Magnolia, Marshall, Goose Creek Memorial, Tomball Memorial, New Caney, North Forest (HISD), Spring Woods, Stratford and Yates (HISD)
Class 4A/Private Schools
Brazosport, Concordia Lutheran, Fort Bend Christian, Houston Christian, Kinkaid, Northland Christian, Saint John XXIII, Second Baptist, Sterling (HISD) and Westbury Christian