Northland Christian football team win fair play award

Northland Christian won the Class 4A Private School Division award at the Touchdown Club of Houston’s annual Sportsmanship Luncheon on Wednesday, March 3 at the Bayou City Event Center.

Northland Christian finished first in the Class 4A Private Schools Division ahead of runners-up Scarborough. Other finalists included Concordia Lutheran, Cypress Christian, North Forest, Saint Pius X, Second Baptist, Stafford, Woodlands Christian and Worthing.

“This award shows the character, integrity, manners and sportsmanship of the student-athletes we have in our program,” said Gil Gonzalez III, director of Northland Christian Athletic. “We are very proud that other schools and players now see us as good athletes but still better people.”

College Park was named the winner of the Class 6A division ahead of runners-up Elkins and third-place Cinco Ranch.

Paetow won the Class 5A split award over second-placed Angleton and third-placed Magnolia.

According to the Touchdown Club of Houston, finalists were selected based on five factors: team actions, coach and support group action, respect for the American flag, number of personal fouls committed during the game, and the number of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.

Class 6A finalists included Aldine Davis, Clear Creek, Cypress Lakes, Dickinson, Grand Oaks, Katy Taylor, Mayde Creek, Morton Ranch, Oak Ridge, Sam Rayburn, Shadow Creek and Stratford.

Class 5A finalists included Foster, Friendswood, Galena Park, Kempner, Manvel, Milby, Northside, Sharpstown, Sterling-Goose Creek, Waltrip, Willowridge and Wisdom.

Voting was conducted electronically by the Texas Association of Sports Officials, Houston Football Chapter, after every football game during the fall 2021 season, according to the Touchdown Club of Houston.

“As athletic director, I would personally like to thank the coaches for the love given to the players and the parents for raising them to be men of great character and even better Christians,” Gonzalez said.

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