Harris honored by Touchdown club of Houston


MJ Monroe

Senior Martrell Harris comes off the field against Langham Creek last week at home. The Woodlands won 17-7.

Senior linebacker Martrell Harris was honored at the Preseason All-Greater Houston Awards on August 11. The organization, The Touchdown Club of Houston, holds an annual dinner for the finalists and their families and winners are announced at the end of the season. Typically, there are five to six players chosen at each position during the preseason, and one winner at every position.

The nomination didn’t come as a surprise to his linebacker coach at TWHS, Michael Taliaferro.

“Martrell has the rare combination of size, strength and speed,” Taliaferro said. “He is a very explosive player and has a knack for making big plays when they are needed most. His ability to run to the ball allows him to make an impact on any given play.”

After having only two games down last season, Harris’ junior season came to an end after a shoulder injury ruled him unable to continue playing. Having fully recovered, he is looking forward to a successful season this year.

“Playing for The Woodlands has been fun,” Harris said. “Even though I wasn’t able to play varsity when I arrived as a sophomore, JV was fun, too. I want to win games, and go deep in the playoffs, and hopefully win state,” Harris said.