HOUSTON - The Ninth Annual Touchdown Club of Houston Hildebrand Foundation Private School Awards are set to take place at the Omni Hotel in the Galleria on Wednesday night.
For family and friends that cannot attend this year's event due to restrictions, VYPE has partnered with the Touchdown Club of Houston to broadcast the evening LIVE on VYPE.com and the TD Club of Houston Facebook page.
"We are proud to partner with the Touchdown Club of Houston on their 9th Annual Private School Football Awards, as they recognize the incredible accomplishments of Private School football players across this great city," VYPE Media CEO Shane Hildreth said.
Finalists for the TD Club of Houston's Coach of the Year, Specialist, Ironman, Lineman, Defensive and Offensive Players of the Year will be honored with the winners being announced at the end of the night.
VYPE will carry the entire two-hour event LIVE on multiple platforms for easy viewing. The finalists are listed below.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Cohen Carpenter, Fort Bend Christian
Ezekiel Evans, Kinkaid
Parker Forque, Episcopal
Johnny House, Kinkaid
Miles Jones, Episcopal
Vinny Ori, St. Thomas
Cameron McCurry, St. Thomas
Emile Vlahos, St. John's
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR
Cameron Bonner, St. Thomas
Solomon Cole, Fort Bend Christian
Luke Harrison, Lutheran South
Maddox Kopp, St. Thomas
Quon Marion, Episcopal
Drake Martinez, St. Thomas
Finn Nicholson, Second Baptist
Caedmon Parker, Woodlands Christian
LINEMAN OF THE YEAR
Bryce Calloway, Second Baptist
Luis Chavarria, Episcopal
Cayman Duncan, Kinkaid
Tommy Holstead, Kinkaid
Donovan Jackson, Episcopal
Bailey Jaramillo, Northland Christian
Cullen Montgomery, Episcopal
Mansfield Owsley, St. John's
Mark Pownall, St. Thomas
Remington Strickland, Fort Bend Christian
IRONMAN OF THE YEAR (starts on more than one side of ball)
Ellis Conklin, Second Baptist
Beau Domann, Concordia Lutheran
Bryce Gainous, Second Baptist
Jaaron Henderson, Lutheran North
David Kasemervisz, Fort Bend Christian
Jake Peterson, John Cooper
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Eliot Gottsegen, Kinkaid
Pablo Tager, St. Thomas
Truette Tumey, Episcopal
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jordan Black, Fort Bend Christian
Erik DeHaven, John Cooper School
Kris Hogan, Cypress Christian
Rich McGuire, St. Thomas Catholic
Shaun Stephens, Lutheran North
There are so many great private school athletes in Houston.
Cam Bonner - St. Thomas
Cameron Bonner helped lead St. Thomas to a 7-3 record this season and finished tied for the team lead in receiving yards with 754, according to the team's MaxPreps. Bonner entered the season as a bonified college prospect and on Monday, December 14, he announced his verbal commitment to Baylor University. That is a nice get for the Bears who have done some solid recruiting around the Houston area.
Jordan Williams - Second Baptist School
Jordan Williams has not surprisingly excelled at Second Baptist School on the hardwood this winter thus far. Williams, a transfer from Kinkaid, has been a spark to the men's basketball team. In a big 77-70 victory over St. Thomas over the weekend, Williams registered a triple-double. The junior finished with 36 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. He also had five steals as well. He is an all-around hoops star, who has been offered by Baylor and Mississippi State.
Christian Limon - Kinkaid
I look forward to furthering my education and baseball career at Amherst College! I can’t thank my family, friends, teammates, and coaches for all of the love and support and for helping me along the way! #GoMammoths @JPPyne @KyleChapman2014 @Maas7805 @CoachDillon21 pic.twitter.com/T48qbHp3aQ— Christian Limón (@climon_2021) December 12, 2020
Kinkaid senior baseball player Christian Limon has decided where he will play his college career. The senior on December 11 announce via his Twitter account that he will be playing for Amherst College.
David Kasemervisz - Fort Bend Christian Academy
Fort Bend Christian Academy receiver David Kasemervisz is heading to California. This is a big year for FBCA football on the recruiting front as Kasemervisz becomes the second big-time Division I player to commit from FBCA. He joins offensive lineman Remington Strickland, who last week verbally committed to Texas A&M. Kasemervisz started his career at Fort Bend Clements HS before finishing it at FBCA. The senior receiver registered 459 yards and six touchdowns receiving this season for the Eagles.
Cypress Christian Football
Cypress Christian is heading to the ship! The Warriors defeated Holy Cross of San Antonio 14-0 last week and will now play this weekend for the TAPPS Division III State Championship. Cypress Christian is the last Houston-area private school standing in the TAPPS football playoffs. Cypress Christian faces Covenant Christian-Colleyville for the TAPPS Division III State Championship this week.
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