It is awards season here at VYPE!
We welcome you to the Countdown to the 2020 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Over the next two weeks we will be unveiling the finalists for the player of the year awards. The Team and Coach of the Year Awards will be announced during the show!
The winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on Sunday, May 31 at 6 p.m. on VYPE Houston's website and Twitter account and on the VYPE Texas Facebook page! It will be an event to get dressed up for and to tune in to as it will be an evening full of special moments!
Let us get it started! Here are the finalists for Private School Football.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE -- Caleb Chappelle, The Woodlands Christian Academy
The 6-foot, dual-sport stud starred on TWCA's football and baseball teams, earning first-team, all-state selections in both sports. The Rice-signee had 55 catches for 1,052 yards and 14 touchdowns, a rushing touchdown and two kickoff return touchdowns. He also had 35 tackles on defense with four interceptions, two pass breakups and two touchdowns.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE -- Josh Johnson, Second Baptist School
The dual-threat QB had a breakout season throwing for 2,700 yards and 37 touchdowns and rushing for 600 yards and 10 more scores. He led his team deep into the TAPPS postseason. He was named the TD Club Offensive Player of the Year for Private Schools and will play at Trinity University.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE -- Maddox Kopp, St. Thomas
The 6-foot-5 QB threw for over 3,000 yards as a junior, leading St. Thomas deep in the postseason. He is one of four brothers -- three of them are DI athletes at Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Lamar. The all-state QB is also an all-district basketball player.
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It was a big day at the Second Baptist School.
On Wednesday, which was National Signing Day for every sport across the country, the Eagles had six student-athletes put pen to paper and sign to play football at the next level.
Second Baptist School record-setting quarterback Josh Johnson signed with Trinity University. Johnson was named the Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Player of the Year for this past season and was a finalist for the Built Ford Tough Private School Player of the Year award.
Offensive lineman Dylan Cordell, who was the Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Lineman of the Year for 2019, signed with SMU and defensive star Nate Dyman officially inked his letter to the Air Force Academy.
Other signees included Jared Monroe (Trinity University), Jay Coleman (Houston Baptist University) and David Nunez (Lehigh University).
This was a senior class that never lost a district game while at the Second Baptist School and has helped maintain the level of success by wrapping up the program's seventh-straight district crown this past year. This group also went undefeated in the regular season this year, which was the first time that's happened since 1999.