34th Annual UIL High School Awards Dinner,
presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Date: Wed., Dec. 11th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer @ Sage
Event: The top athletes who are seniors on their respective high school football teams will be honored, as will the top area high school football coaches. A blue-ribbon panel of high school coaches chose the finalists after watching videos; a blue-ribbon group of athletic directors selected the coaches.
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Tables: $450 (regular table), $600 (bronze sponsorship), $1,000 (silver sponsorship), $1,500 (gold sponsorship) and $2,500 (platinum sponsorship). All tables have 10 seats each.
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TOUCHDOWN CLUB'S UPCOMING EVENTS
Nine schools took home trophies for the 2013 Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Awards, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Winning first place in the Class 5A division was Dulles, with second by Morton Ranch and third by Oak Ridge. In the Class 4A Division, the first-place winner was Friendswood, with Tomball Memorial second and Stratford third. Kinkaid won the Private School/Class 3A division, with Woodlands Christian and Danbury tying for second. At the luncheon where the awards were presented are, from left, TD Club president Benny Pace, Kinkaid coach Stephen Hill (first place, Class 3A/Private Schools), Dulles coach Jim Creech (first place, Class 5A), Comerica Bank VP Pamela Lovett, Friendswood coach Robert Koopman (first place, Class 4A), FCA's Eric Anderson, and guest speaker Thomas McGaughey of LSU.
2013 COMERICA BANK SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS
2013 34th UIL HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS DINNER FINALISTS
2013 PRIVATE SCHOOL WINNERS, from Dec. 4th Banquet
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2012 UIL HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS DINNER
2013 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL WINNERS
Click the Above Picture to Watch the 2012 Highlight Video
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 36 Greater Houston high schools in the past eight years. The high schools receiving weights are 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) 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 thoseshoes 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 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 more than $60 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
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
great football moments you have experienced, then maybe
the Touchdown Club of Houston is for you.
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DEFENSE: John David Johnson, Kinkaid
OFFENSE: WR Brian Newman, St. Pius X
LINEMAN: Joseph Lowery, St. Thomas
IRONMAN: John Clarke, Houston Christian
COACH OF THE YEAR: Tim Fitzpatrick, St. Thomas
DEFENSE: Jake Blomstrom, Katy; John Bonney, Lamar; Tsola Efejeku, George Ranch; Jarrett Johnson, Seven Lakes; Koda Martin, Manvel; Travor Myklebust, Fort Bend Austin; Brian Peavy, Westfield; Justin Phillips, Pearland; Trent Soechting, Cinco Ranch; and Zach Whitley, North Shore
OFFENSE: Darrell Colbert, Lamar; Demarcus Felton, Dekaney; Armanti Foreman, Texas City; David Hamm, Klein; Dominique Harris, Langham Creek; Bobby Hartzog, Westside; Jarrett Hildreth, Clear Creek; Marcus Oliver, Westfield; Aaron Sharp, Summer Creek; and Najee Toran, North Shore.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Eliot Allen, Stratford; David Aymond, North Shore; Stephen Dixon, Reagan; Gary Joseph, Katy; Corby Meekins, Westfield; Ed Pustejovsky, Cy-Fair; Mark Schmid, The Woodlands; Leland Surovik, Texas City; Ricky Tullos, George Ranch; and Eric Wells, Dawson.
St. Thomas High School won two of the five categories at the Second Annual Private High School Awards Dinner. At left is Lineman of the Year Joseph Lowery, and in the center is Coach of the Year Tim Fitzpatrick. Also a finalist was defender Chris Zook.
Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon,
presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Date: Wed., Jan. 29, 2014
Location: JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer @ Sage
Event: The Greater Houston referees have rated teams on actions of the players, actions of the coaches, actions of the support groups, number of personal fouls, number of unsportsmanlike penalites and respect for the America flag. Finalists will be announced in January.