Alford, Bryant honored by TD Club of Houston

SHADOW CREEK — Each year, the Touchdown Club of Houston selects their annual UIL High School Preseason Team that recognizes some of the top football talent in the Houston area.

This year, Shadow Creek High School had two players on their list, both defensive standouts that were responsible in helping the Sharks advance to the Class 5A Div. I state title contest last year.

Defensive back Xavion Alford and defensive Alec Bryant were both named to the elite defensive squad.

The pair will be team leaders this season with hopes to help the Sharks repeat as District 10-5A Div. I and 5A Div. I Region III champions.

Here are all the players that were honored:



J.D. Head, Pearland; Troy Tisdale, Houston Lamar; and Mike Welch, Dickinson

Running Backs

Devon Achane, Marshall; Zach Evans, North Shore; Breyton Gilford, The Woodlands; and R.J. Smith, Tompkins

Offensive Linemen

Joshua Bankhead, College Park; Smart Shibuzo, Hightower; Damieon George, North Shore; Chad Lindberg, Clear Creek; and Akinola Ogunbiyi, Kempner

Tight End

Drake Dabney, Cypress Ranch

Wide Receivers

Logan Kyle, Tomball Memorial; Troy Omeire, FB Austin; and Parker Washington, FB Travis


Defensive Line

Vernon Broughton, Cypress Ridge; Alec Bryant, Shadow Creek; Chidozie Nwankwo, Foster; Warren Robinson, Marshall; Asyrus Simon, Atascocita; and Bryson Stewart, Ridge Point


Corey Flagg, North Shore; Timothy Lavallais, Heights; Dyllon Peavy, Westfield; and Josh White, Cypress Creek

Defensive Back

Xavion Alford, Shadow Creek; Denzel Blackwell, Strake Jesuit; Joshua Eaton, MacArthur; Braden Hay, Katy Taylor; Dwight McGlothern, Klein Oak; and Bryson Washington, C.E. King