TOUCHDOWN CLUB'S UPCOMING EVENTS
Nine schools took home trophies from the 2016 Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, for the 2015 season. Shown in the photo above are the first-place winners. They are, from right to left, Morton Ranch for Class 6A with coach Dave Meadows and player Keivan Boudreaux; Terry for Class 5A with coach Terry Teykl and player Enrique Davila; and Woodlands Christian for Class 4A/Private Schools with coach Mike Crocker and player Kyle Clark. Rounding out the awards in Class 6A were Hightower (second) and a tie for third with Katy and Mayde Creek. In Class 5A it was Houston Lee in second place and North Forest in third place. In Class 4A/Private Schools Lutheran North won second place. The awards were voted on by the referees who call each game. Also in this photo are sponsors Eric Anderson of the FCA, far left, and Comerica Bank vice president Pamela Lovett.
2016 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON
TD Club’s 2016 Regular Events
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2015 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS WINNERS
2015 UIL HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
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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; Aldine (again), Madison (again) and Scarborough (again) in 2015; and Saint John XXIII in 2016.
The TD Club has teamed up with the Houston Texans’ Sean Washington, the director of player development, to distribute excess shoes to needy high schools. Schools assisted so far are in HISD, Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, Anahuac, Goose Creek ISD, C.E. King, Bridge City, Humble, Cypress Springs, 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
GREAT FOOTBALL COACHES ON FOOTBALL
'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 David.
-- 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. Dancing 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 to the 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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Battle of the Piney Woods Luncheon, honoring Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin, presented by Midway Energy and Texas Barge & Boat, Thurs., Sept. 29, 2016, JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer
Speaking are SHSU coach K.C. Keeler and athletic director Bobby Williams, as well as SFA coach Clint Conque and athletic director Robert Hill. Also, recently confirmed to speak are the presidents of the two schools -- Dr. Dana G. Hoyt of Sam Houston State and Dr. Baker Pattillo of SFA.
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2016 UIL High School Preseason Kickoff Team
Quarterbacks: Conner Blumrick, Pearland; and Owen Holt, Lamar
Running backs: Toneil Carter, Langham Creek; Alex Fontenot, George Ranch; B.J. Rainford, Ridge Point; Trelon Smith, Cypress Ridge; and Daniel Young, Westfield.
Offensive lineman: Sam Cosmi, Atascocita; Austin Deculus, Cy-Fair; Will Farrar, Fort Bend Travis; Kenneth Pleasant, Seven Lakes; Grayson Reed, Cypress Creek; and Rashawn Slater, Clements.
Tight End: Brock Wright, Cy-Fair
Wide receivers: Cee Dee Lamb, Foster; and R.J. Sneed, Cypress Ranch
Athletes: Jalen Green, Houston Heights; Mannie Netherly, Crosby; and Tyler Page, Friendswood.
Defensive line: Corey Bethley, Katy; K'Lavon Chaisson, North Shore; Sam Miller, Stratford; Toby Ndukwe, George Ranch; Jayden Peevy, Bellaire; Troy Porche, Lamar; and Michael Purcell, The Woodlands
Linebackers: Terrel Bernard, La Porte; Breydon Boyd, Katy; Joseph Shields, Dickinson; and Amaud Willis-Dalton, Cypress Ranch
Defensive backs: Adam Beck, George Ranch; Ar'mani Johnson, Ridge Point; Myles Jones, Magnolia West; Kenneth Murray, Elkins; George Nyakwol, Eisenhower; Debione Renfro, Pearland; and Derrick Tucker, Manvel.
2016 Private High School Preseason Kickoff Team
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN: James Swanson
JOHN COOPER SCHOOL: Emerson Raybon
CYPRESS CHRISTIAN: Matthew Kooiman, Quinn Davis
EPISCOPAL: Marvin Wilson, Walker Little, Jake LeVrier; Gavin Geib; Camden Miller
FORT BEND CHRISTIAN: Ryan McDaniel, Justin Jones
HOUSTON CHRISTIAN: Matt Strickland, Josh Rogers; Bryce Ott
KINKAID: Ford Young; Benjamin Padon; Pierce Johnson
LEGACY PREP: Ryan May
LOGOS PREP: Sammy Kuntz
LUTHERAN NORTH: Atanasio Simba
LUTHERAN SOUTH: Terrell David, Christian Shelmire
NORTHLAND CHRISTIAN: Michael Massarelia
PASADENA 1st BAPTIST: Mark Myronyuk
ROSEHILL CHRISTIAN: Chad Colborn
SAINT JOHN’S: Rob Wallace; Wheeler Gibson; Josh Thomas
SAINT JOHN XXIII: Daylon Flegeance
SAINT PIUS X: Perry Carter Jr.; Bracy Webb II; Raymond Clayborn Jr.; Ayrton Payne
SAINT THOMAS: Brig Banks; Max Brower; Sam Yeboah
SECOND BAPTIST: Fielding Davis, Liam Bunnell; John Hildreth
THE VILLAGE SCHOOL: Khalil Mack
WESTBURY CHRISTIAN: Will Symonds, Micah Flowers
WOODLANDS CHRISTIAN: Austin Baker, Christian Mardaga, Chase Silman