Four standouts named to Touchdown Club UIL Preseason Football Team

August 17, 2017

Cypress Ridge offensive lineman Tyrese Williams (left), Cypress Springs defensive back Leon O’Neal, Cy-Fair running back Trenton Kennedy and Cypress Ranch offensive lineman Colten Blanton were honored Aug. 16 as part of the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL Preseason Football Team.
Cypress Ridge offensive lineman Tyrese Williams (left), Cypress Springs defensive back Leon O’Neal, Cy-Fair running back Trenton Kennedy and Cypress Ranch offensive lineman Colten Blanton were honored Aug. 16 as part of the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL Preseason Football Team. 

Aug. 17, 2017—A quartet of CFISD football senior standouts were honored as part of the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL High School Preseason Football Team on Aug. 16 at the organization’s Touchdowner of the Year Dinner at the JW Marriott.

Cy-Fair senior Trenton Kennedy (center) is flanked by Jerry LeVias (left) and Murry Bowden after the running back was honored for his selection to the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL Preseason Football Team.
Cy-Fair senior Trenton Kennedy (center) is flanked by Jerry LeVias (left) and Murry Bowden after the running back was honored for his selection to the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL Preseason Football Team.

Cy-Fair running back Trenton Kennedy, Cypress Ranch offensive lineman Colten Blanton, Cypress Ridge offensive lineman Tyrese Williams and Cypress Springs defensive back Leon O’Neal were among the 32 players selected to the preseason team, which the Touchdown Club assembles through film study, recommendations, recruiting rankings and other preseason publications.

Each was presented with a plague commemorating his honor and congratulated by guest speaker and past Touchdowner of the Year Jerry LeVias, and the 2017 Touchdowner of the Year Murry Bowden, a former All-American linebacker at Dartmouth College and 2011 College Football Hall of Fame inductee.

Cypress Ranch senior Colten Blanton (center) is flanked by Jerry LeVias (left) and Murry Bowden after the offensive lineman was honored for his selection to the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL Preseason Football Team.
Cypress Ranch senior Colten Blanton (center) is flanked by Jerry LeVias (left) and Murry Bowden after the offensive lineman was honored for his selection to the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL Preseason Football Team.

CFISD has had multiple representatives on the preseason team in each of the last four years, which includes seven in 2016. Since 2013, 18 CFISD players have been preseason selections.

Cypress Ridge senior Tyrese Williams (center) is flanked by Jerry LeVias (left) and Murry Bowden after the offensive lineman was honored for his selection to the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL Preseason Football Team.
Cypress Ridge senior Tyrese Williams (center) is flanked by Jerry LeVias (left) and Murry Bowden after the offensive lineman was honored for his selection to the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL Preseason Football Team.

Cypress Springs senior Leon O’Neal (center) is flanked by Jerry LeVias (left) and Murry Bowden after the defensive back was honored for his selection to the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL Preseason Football Team.
Cypress Springs senior Leon O’Neal (center) is flanked by Jerry LeVias (left) and Murry Bowden after the defensive back was honored for his selection to the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL Preseason Football Team.

For a full list of honorees and other information, visit the Touchdown Club website at www.touchdownclub.org.

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