November 7, 2019
Nov. 7, 2019—Football standouts from Bridgeland, Cypress Falls, Cypress Lakes, Cy-Fair and Langham Creek high schools were named Touchdown Club of Houston’s 2019 High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year finalists, with the five to be recognized during a luncheon at noon on Nov. 13 at the Bayou City Event Center (9401 Knight Road).
The Touchdown Club of Houston will honor 25 total finalists. Five hail from CFISD high schools, which is the most from any area school district. CFISD finalists are seniors Weston Cadena of Bridgeland High School, Jayden Goodwin of Cypress Falls High School, Sofian Massoud of Cypress Lakes High School, Everett Ornstein of Langham Creek High School and Anthony Rigas of Cy-Fair High School.
All finalists will receive a $500 scholarship from the Touchdown Club of Houston, with the top honorees earning additional scholarship money.
Football coaches are allowed to nominate one senior starter from their program, with the finalists selected by representatives from the offices of the presidents at Houston Baptist University, Rice University, Texas Southern University and the University of Houston. Candidates were judged on academic honors and citizenship in addition to their football accolades.
“We are very proud of these young men and they are a great representation of their programs and families,” said Ray Zepeda, CFISD director of athletics. “We are also appreciative of all the administrators, coaches, faculty and staff at Bridgeland, Cy Falls, Cy Lakes, Cy-Fair and Langham Creek for all their help and assistance. This high number of finalists is a validation of the efforts to focus on the total athlete and ensuring that our kids perform at their best in the classroom.”