Touchdown Club of Houston Recognizes Two Dragons

Congratulations to senior Jake Peterson and Coach Erik DeHaven!

The Touchdown Club of Houston has recognized two Dragons as finalists to be recognized at their 9th Annual Private High School Awards Dinner on Wednesday, January 27. Dragon senior linebacker Jake Peterson, a University of Pennsylvania commit, is one of six finalists nominated for Ironman of the Year honors while Head Football Coach Erik DeHaven is one of five up for Coach of the Year. 

"It is an honor for both Jake and Coach DeHaven to be recognized by The Touchdown Club for their accomplishment this year," said John Hoye, Director of Athletics at The John Cooper School. "Obviously it is a credit to their success last fall, but it speaks to their continued work over the past couple of years, which put them in this position."   

The annual event and dinner recognizes finalists in five categories– Lineman of the Year, Ironman of the Year, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and Special Teams Player of the Year. The players are selected by a blue-ribbon committee of area high school coaches while the coaches are selected by a blue-ribbon committee of area athletic directors.

For coverage in of this event in the Houston Chronicle, click here.

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