PMHS scores third place sportsmanship award

PMHS scores third place sportsmanship award
Posted on 02/04/2019
This is the image for the news article titled PMHS scores third place sportsmanship award By: Jade Wise
Pasadena ISD Communications

The Pasadena Memorial High School football team was recently awarded third place for the Class 6A Touchdown Club of Houston Sportsmanship Award.

Finalists for the sportsmanship award were chosen by referees across the Greater Houston area who rated each high school football team based on the actions of the coach, team and support groups, respect for the American flag, lowest number of unsportsmanlike and personal foul penalties.

Head football coach Chris Quillian accepted the award on behalf of the Mavericks at the Bayou Event Center during the Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon.

Presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the luncheon featured special guest speaker Dillon Cole, linebacker for the Houston Texans and was emceed by Channel 2 Sports Director Randy Mcllvoy.

“Sportsmanship plays a big role in the development of an athlete’s character and future,” said Pasadena ISD Athletic Director Rupert Jaso. “We are very proud of Pasadena Memorial for being recognized by the Touchdown Club of Houston as a program that has consistently demonstrated a commitment to sportsmanship and playing the game the right way.”

Pasadena Memorial is the latest Pasadena ISD high school to win the prestigious sportsmanship award. In 2018, both South Houston and Sam Rayburn were named finalists, with the Texans bringing home the third place trophy for division 6A.

The Touchdown Club is the Houston chapter of the National Football Foundation. Founded in 1947 with leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, Army Coach Earl "Red" Blaik and journalist Grantland Rice, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame - a non-profit educational organization - runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people.

PMHS Touchdown Club Photo
(L to R): Henry Coleman PMHS Assistant Football Coach; Joseph Campbell, Maverick Football Player;  Chris Quillian, PMHS Head Football Coach