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15h Annual Comerica Bank SPORTSMANSHIP LUNCHEON, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes --
The Sportsmanship Luncheon is at noon, Wed., Jan. 29, at the Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road at Holmes near NRG Stadium. Come and see what is right with high school football.
There are 15 schools as finalists for Class 6A, 15 schools as finalists for Class 5A, and 10 schools as finalists for Class 4A-Private schools. Class 6A and Class 5A have first, second and third places; Class 4A-Private Schools will have first- and second-place winners.
The schools are listed in alphabetical order near the bottom of this front page.
Schools are judged by TASO (Texas Association of Sports Officials-Houston football chapter) referees who call each football game. Judging is based on 1) actions of the team, 2) actions of the coaches and support groups, 3) number of personal fouls, 4) number of unsportsman-like conduct fouls; and 5) respect for the American flag.
Tickets are $50 each. Tables are 10 seats each. Premium tables are $750 (bronze sponsorship), $1,000 (silver sponsorship), $1,500 (gold sponsorship) and $2,500 (platinum sponsorship). Premium table sponsors will get their names in the event's souvenir program.
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TD Club’s 2019 Regular Events
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Finalists for 2020 Sportsmanship of the Year teams for the 2019 high school football season
Spring Branch Memorial
Galena Park HS
CLASS 4A-PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Pasadena First Baptist
2019 PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS WINNERS
Presented by the Hildebrand Foundation and Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, the eighth annual Private High School Awards Dinner recognized the top Greater Houston private high school football players. Winners were Offensive Player of the Year: Josh Johnson, Second Baptist; Defensive Player of the Year: James Ogunrin, Episcopal; Lineman of the Year: Dylan Cordell, Second Baptist; Ironman of the Year: Victor Garza, Kinkaid; Specialist of the Year: Paul Langemeier, St. Thomas; and Coach of the Year: Steve Leisz, Episcopal.
Helping hand out the awards were two Texas High School Hall of Fame coaches -- Ray Seals and Mike Johnston.
2019 UIL HIGH SCHOOLS AWARDS WINNERS
The 2019 UIL High School Award Dinner winners were Defensive Player of the Year, Josh White of Cypress Creek; Offensive Player of the Year, Devon Archane of Thurgood Marshall; and Coach of the Year, Brad Butler of Shadow Creek. The Ron Stone Sports Media Excellence Award went to former Houston Chronicle and Houston Post sportswriter Dale Robertson.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
The TD Club assists area high schools through community-service projects. The Club has awarded approximately $250,000 in scholarships to more than 350 high schoolers in Greater Houston in the past 21 years, and has given out approximately $225,000 in weights and weight equipment to 43 Greater Houston high schools in the past 18 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; Heights, Lutheran South, North Forest (again) and Kipp-Sunnyside in 2017; C.E. King, Terry and Frassati Catholic in 2018; and Houston Austin (again) and Lamar Consolidated in 2019.
The TD Club has teamed up with the Houston Texans 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).