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21th ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE LUNCHEON-- noon, Wed., Nov. 13, at the Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road. High school football players who are seniors will be nominated by their respective head coaches. They will be judged on grade-point average, athletic ability and citizenship, as embodied in extra-curricular activities. Judging for the 25 finalists will be by the presidents of Texas Southern, Rice, Houston Baptist and the University of Houston.
All 25 finalists will receive a $500 scholarship for college. The top scholar-athlete will receive an award as well as a $1,500 scholarship.
Tickets are $50 each. Tables are 10 seats each. Tables cost $500 (regular table), $750 (bronze sponsorship), $1,000 (silver sponsorship), $1,500 (gold sponsorship) and $2,500 (platinum sponsorship). Tickets can be purchased by using the PayPal button on this page.
Tickets are $25 each. For more information, call Neal Farmer at 713-849-9860, or email

The TD Club is the Houston chapter of the National Football Foundation, which runs the College Football Hall of Fame.


TD Club’s 2019 Regular Events

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Touchdown Club of Houston 2019 UIL High School Preseason Team

J.D. Head, Pearland; Troy Tisdale, Houston Lamar; and Mike Welch, Dickinson

Running Backs
Devon Achane, Marshall; Zach Evans, North Shore; Breyton Gilford, The Woodlands; and R.J. Smith, Tompkins

Offensive Linemen
Joshua Bankhead, College Park; Smart Shibuzo, Hightower; Damieon George, North Shore; Chad Lindberg, Clear Creek; and Akinola Ogunbiyi, Kempner

Tight End
Drake Dabney, Cypress Ranch

Wide Receivers
Logan Kyle, Tomball Memorial; Troy Omeire, FB Austin; and Parker Washington, FB Travis

Defensive Line
Vernon Broughton, Cypress Ridge; Alec Bryant, Shadow Creek; Chidozie Nwankwo, Foster; Warren Robinson, Marshall; Asyrus Simon, Atascocita; and Bryson Stewart, Ridge Point

Corey Flagg, North Shore; Timothy Lavallais, Heights; Dyllon Peavy, Westfield; and Josh White, Cypress Creek

Defensive Back
Xavion Alford, Shadow Creek; Denzel Blackwell, Strake Jesuit; Joshua Eaton, MacArthur; Braden Hay, Katy Taylor; Dwight McGlothern, Klein Oak; and Bryson Washington, C.E. King

2019 All-Greater Houston Private High School Football Team

Bay Area Christian: Matthew Hopper
Concordia Lutheran: Brett Simcox
John Cooper School: Thomas Elkhoury and Kase Harris
Cypress Christian: Jackson Landrum
Epsicopal: Obe Lewis and James Ogunrin
First Baptist, Pasadena: Christopher Brown
Fort Bend Christian: Tony Saa
Frassati Catholic: Edwin Rice
Houston Christian: Thomas Miller
Kinkaid: Matthew Bale, Victor Garza, Jordan Ricks and Duncan Shields
Legacy Prep: Sam Bargainer and Carson McDonald
Lutheran North: Travis Malkowsky
Lutheran South: Jacob Justice and Beau Psencik
Northland Christian: Brady Kraner
Rosehill Christian: Vonte Green
St. John XXIII: Jake Baudler
St. John’s: Will Leger and Will Skinner
St. Pius X: Jagger Pagano
St. Thomas: Daniel Coco, Joshua Crissmon, Cooper Thomas and Chidera Umeh
Second Baptist: Dylan Cordell, Johnathan Gooden and Josh Johnson
The Village School: Garri Smith
Westbury Christian: Uwem Okum
Woodlands Christian: Blake Leslie and Aaron Monsivaiz


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: Grant Gunnell, St. Pius, and Peyton Matocha, St. Thomas (tie); Defensive Player of the Year: Jordan Wells, Episcopal; Lineman of the Year: Ameer Mustafa, Kinkaid; Ironman of the Year: Colin Howard, Concordia Lutheran; and coach of the year: Terry Pirtle, Second Baptist.
Helping hand out the awards were two Texas High School Hall of Fame coaches -- Ray Seals and Mike Johnston.


The 2018 UIL High School Award Dinner winners were Defensive Player of the Year, Tony Bradford of North Shore; Offensive Player of the Year, Kenyon Green of Atascocita; and Coach of the Year, Jon Kay of North Shore. The Ron Stone Sports Media Excellence Award went to Ch. 11 sportscaster Matt Musil.


The TD Club assists area high schools through community-service projects. The Club has awarded approximately $220,000 in scholarships to more than 315 high schoolers in Greater Houston in the past 20 years, and has given out approximately $215,000 in weights and weight equipment to 46 Greater Houston high schools in the past 17 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; and C.E. King, Terry and Frassati Catholic in 2018.


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).


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