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(Back row, from left) Head Coach Mark Krimm, Head of School Mike White, Tyler Ondrusek, Micah Flowers, Coach Brandon Manning; (front row, from left) Jayvon Hill, Sam King, Will Symonds, Coach Michael Williams. (Photo: Touchdown Club of Houston)
Even though the actual football season has been over for a few months now, the Westbury Christian Wildcats were honored this week at the 14th annual Comerica Bank Sportsmanship Luncheon, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This event, presented by the Touchdown Club of Houston, is organized to honor good sportsmanship and great coaching in the city of Houston.
The First Place trophy and the celebratory plaque (Photo: Justin Lacey)
The Wildcats won first place as the most sportsmanlike program amongst all Class 4A/Private Schools in the Greater-Houston area in 2016. This award is judged with a complex rubric completed every game by the Texas Association of Sports Officials (the referees) to determine which programs put forward the best example of character and sportsmanship on the field. With categories like behavior of coaches, players, and fans, as well as the number of penalties given for unsportsmanlike conduct and personal fouls, this award is a representation of the entire school’s outstanding sportsmanship at football events.
Though the Wildcats were finalists for the award in previous years, this was the first victory for Head Coach Mark Krimm and his Wildcats. A few players from the team - including this blogger - took a break from classes to accept the award on behalf of the team Wednesday afternoon. This honor is a testament to the hard work of Coach Krimm, the players, and the school for making Westbury Christian an example of good character and sportsmanship for the Greater Houston area.