Cy Ranch wins runner-up for Touchdown Club Sportsmanship Award

April 9, 2021

0409 Touchdown Club 1 WEB.jpg
Cypress Ranch High School Head Football Coach Sean McAuliffe, left, and senior Xavier Watson smile at the Touchdown Club of Houston’s 16th annual Comerica Bank High School Sportsmanship Luncheon on April 7 at the Omni Houston Hotel. The Mustangs placed second among Class 6A schools for the touchdown club’s Sportsmanship Award, while CFISD had four total finalists.

April 9, 2021—The Cypress Ranch High School football team placed second among Class 6A schools for the Touchdown Club of Houston’s Sportsmanship Award. The Mustangs joined Bridgeland, Cy-Fair and Cypress Lakes high schools and 36 other area teams in being honored as finalists April 7 at the Omni Houston Hotel during the Touchdown Club’s 16th annual Comerica Bank High School Sportsmanship Luncheon, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Cypress Ranch finished second in the voting behind first-place Galena Park North Shore High School. The voting is conducted by the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) Houston football chapter.

0409 Touchdown Club 2 WEB.jpgBridgeland High School junior Hunter Wallis, second from left, and Head Football Coach David Raffield, second from right, join Touchdown Club of Houston President-elect Becky Hyatt, left, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Director Wade Hopkins during the organization’s 16th annual Comerica Bank High School Sportsmanship Luncheon. Bridgeland was among four CFISD football programs honored at the event.

The finalists were chosen based on six criteria:

·       actions of the football team;

·       actions of the coaches;

·       actions of the support groups at games, including parents, band and other auxiliary groups;

·       respect of the American flag;

·       a score based on the number of personal fouls incurred during games; and

·       a score based on the number of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Houston-area officials,” Cypress Ranch Head Coach Sean McAuliffe said. “Credit goes to our community, the young people I get to work with, the coaching staff and the culture on the Cypress Ranch High School campus.”

A CFISD team has won or placed second in each of the last three years. Cypress Springs High School earned top Class 6A honors in 2019 and Cypress Falls High School placed second in 2020.

0409 Touchdown Club 3 WEB.jpgCypress Lakes High School senior Justin Port, second from left, and Head Football Coach Ronald Patton, second from right, join Touchdown Club of Houston President-elect Becky Hyatt, left, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Director Wade Hopkins during the organization’s 16th annual Comerica Bank High School Sportsmanship Luncheon. Cypress Lakes was among 40 Houston-area football programs honored at the event.

In all, eight different CFISD football programs have been recognized as finalists over the last three years, with both Cy-Fair and Cypress Park High School earning the nod twice.

“We are so very proud of all of our campuses recognized at the recent Houston Touchdown Club’s Sportsmanship Luncheon,” said Ray Zepeda, CFISD director of athletics. “To have Bridgeland, Cy-Fair, Cypress Lakes and Cypress Ranch all recognized is such a tremendous honor collectively for our school district. It also reflects the high premium that the coaches in our district place on sportsmanship and playing the game the right way.

“Congratulations especially to Cypress Ranch on finishing second out of all of the Class 6A programs in the Greater Houston area. Coach Sean McAuliffe and his staff work hard to promote the right values and approach to playing the great game of football.”

0409 Touchdown Club 4 WEB.jpgCy-Fair High School Head Football Coach Jeff Miller, second from left, and senior Carter Cravens, second from right, join Touchdown Club of Houston President-elect Becky Hyatt, left, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Director Wade Hopkins during the organization’s 16th annual Comerica Bank High School Sportsmanship Luncheon. Cy-Fair was among four CFISD football programs honored at the event.

Javascript Required

Sorry, this site does not work properly without JavaScript enabled. Please enable JavaScript or contact your local administrator.