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TOUCHDOWN CLUB'S UPCOMING EVENTS
Congrats to the winners at the 13th Annual Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
In the Class 4A-Private School category, winners were St. John's School, first place; and Scarborough High School, second place.
In the Class 5A category, first place was won by Porter High School; second was Crosby High School; and third was Wisdom High School.
In Class 6A, first place was won by Klein Collins; second place was Strake Jesuit; and there was a three-way tie for third place among Kingwood, Nimitz and Sam Rayburn.
The Texas Association of Sports Officials, Houston football chapter, are the referees who call football games in Greater Houston. TASO rated each team by actions of the coach, actions of the team and support groups, respect for the American flag, number of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and number of personal foul penalties.
TD Club’s 2018 Regular Events
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2017 Finalists for the Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Award, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Goose Creek Memorial
CLASS 4A-PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Fort Bend Christian
Saint John XXIII
2017 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS WINNERS
Kinkaid coach Nathan Larned, center, was Co-Coach of the Year in 2017. Johnathon Thomas, left, won the Ironman of the Year Award, and teammate Marquis Hubbard was a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year.
Presented by the Hildebrand Foundation and Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, the sixth annual Private High School Awards Dinner recognized the top Greater Houston private high school football players. Winners were Offensive Player of the Year: Jaylen Waddle, Episcopal; Defensive Player of the Year: Ricky Lester, St. Pius X; Lineman of the Year: Vic Curne, Second Baptist; Ironman of the Year: Johnathon Thomas, Kinkaid; and coach of the year: Nathan Larned, Kinkaid, and Bobby Lindquist, Concordia Lutheran (tie). Special guest speaker was World Champion Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch.
Helping hand out the awards were two Texas High School Hall of Fame coaches -- Ray Seals and Mike Johnston.
2017 UIL HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
The 2017 UIL High School Award Dinner winners were Defensive Player of the Year, Keondre Coburn of Westfield; Offensive Player of the Year, Mustapha Muhammad of Ridge Point; and Coach of the Year, Ed Pustejovsky of Cy-Fair. The Ron Stone Sports Media Excellence Award went to Texas A&M announcer Dave South.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
The TD Club assists area high schools through community-service projects. The Club has awarded approximately $200,000 in scholarships to more than 300 high schoolers in Greater Houston in the past 19 years, and have given out approximately $200,000 in weights and weight equipment to 41 Greater Houston high schools in the past 16 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; Saint John XXIII, Northbrook (again) and Sam Houston (again) in 2016; and Heights, North Forest (again) and Kipp-Sunnyside in 2017.
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).