Schedule For Monday, October 23, 2017

On Monday night, October 23rd, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Brodie Croyle, former Alabama quarterback and current Executive Director of Big Oak Ranch, as our feature speaker.

It is “Alabama” night for the Club on October 23 with former Crimson Tide quarterback Brodie Croyle giving his insight on what is happening at the Capstone. Croyle played at Alabama from 2002-2005 starting two games as a freshman and 11 as a sophomore, despite suffering a separated shoulder in the fifth game of the season. In the third game of his junior season he suffered an ACL injury and missed he remainder of the year. Fully recovered as a senior, he started all 12 games leading the Tide to a 10-2 record, including a win over Texas Tech in the Cotton Bowl and a number 8 national ranking. He was the MVP of the Cotton Bowl. Due to his proclivity to injury, he dropped to the third round of the NFL draft and was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs where he was a part-time starter from 2006 until 2010.

Brodie Croyle is Executive Director of Big Oak Ranch, a Christian home for abused, neglected, orphaned and abandoned children. Big Oak Ranch consists of three ministries: Big Oak Girls’ Ranch in Springville, AL, Big Oak Boys’ Ranch in Gadsden, AL and Westbrook Christian School in Rainbow City, AL. Brodie, his family and the staff at Big Oak are grounded in one purpose – to relieve the suffering of children. Big Oak Ranch has been focused on doing just that since 1974, with nearly 2,000 children calling it home.

Brodie’s calling at Big Oak Ranch is founded in the words of Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

http://www.bigoak.org

 

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speak

Schedule For Monday, October 16, 2017

On Monday night, October 16th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Dari Nowkhah, Lead anchor of the SEC Network as our feature speaker.

Club members get the perspective of ESPN’s Dari Nowkhah in their fifth meeting of the year. Nowkhah is the lead anchor at the SEC network which began operations in 2014. Prior to moving to ESPNU’s Charlotte, North Carolina headquarters, he spent 7 years at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut where he hosted a variety of shows including Sports Center, Baseball Tonight and College Football Live. Since 2011 Nowkhah has hosted a weekly four hour show titled ilDari and Melli on ESPN alongside NFL draft expert Mel Kiper. He also fills in as host on a variety of other ESPN radio programs. Before taking a position at ESPN, Dari worked in television in Montana, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The Tulsa native graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in broadcast journalism in 1998.

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speak

 

7th Annual Boston Butt Sale Announcement

Boston Butt Sale 2017The Macon Touchdown Club is having our 6th Annual Boston Butt Sale. The price of the tickets are $35.00. The Boston Butts will be fully cooked and available for pick-up on Sunday, November 19th between 2:00 and 5:00pm at U Park EM U SELL EM, located at 3306 Vineville Avenue.

The proceeds benefit the Bobby Sanders Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Macon Touchdown Club. Each year the Macon Touchdown Club awards 5 scholarships to high school seniors.

Tickets are available through any of the Macon Touchdown Club members.

Schedule For Monday, October 9, 2017

On Monday night, October 9th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Chris Hatcher, Head Coach of Samford University as our feature speaker.

Chris Hatcher, the current head football coach at Samford in Birmingham, makes his annual visit to the Club on October 9th. The Macon native is in his third year with the Bulldogs and over his previous two seasons has led his squad to a 13-10 record. In 2016 they finished 7-5 advancing to the FCS playoffs where they lost in the first round. Prior to Samford, Hatcher coached at his alma mater Valdosta State where he compiled a school best 76-12 record which included the 2004 NCAA Division II National Championship. He also coached at Georgia Southern for three seasons where he was at 18-15 and at Murray State for 5 seasons where his teams were 27-30. As a quarterback at VSC, he was a two time All American and winner of the Harland Hill Trophy which goes to the top player in NCAA Division II.

http://samfordsports.com

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speak

 

Schedule For Monday, October 2, 2017

On Monday night, October 2nd, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Paul Johnson of Georgia Tech as our feature speaker.

Coach Johnson is in his 10th season as football coach at Georgia Tech making him the fourth longest tenured head man on the Flats. No coach since Bobby Dodd, who was on the Yellow Jacket sidelines for 27 years from 1940 until 1966, has been at the helm longer at Grant Field. His record at Tech is 70-48.
His 2009 team won the ACC Championship beating Clemson in the Title game before losing to Iowa in the Orange Bowl 24-14. Last season Tech finished with a 9-4 record which included a win over Kentucky in the Tax Slayer Bowl. Georgia Tech is Johnson’s third head job. He was at Georgia Southern, where he won two NCAA Division l-AA national Championships, from 1997 to 2001 and at Navy from 2002
through the 2007 season posting a 45-29 record including six consecutive wins over Army.

http://www.ramblinwreck.com

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school and the speak

Schedule For Monday, September 25, 2017 *Change*

On Monday night, September 25th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Jerry Glanville, former coach of the Atlanta Falcons as our feature speaker.

Jerry Glanville is a former American football player and coach, former NASCAR driver and owner, and sportscaster. He served as head coach of the Houston Oilers from 1986 to 1990 and the Atlanta Falcons from 1990 to 1994. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Head Football Coach at Portland State University. Glanville has worked as an analyst on HBO’s Inside the NFL, CBS’s The NFL Today/NFL on CBS and Fox’s coverage of the NFL. He has also raced on the Automobile Racing Club of America circuit. Glanville also briefly served as a consultant and liaison for the United Football League in 2011.

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

http://www.myajc.com

 

 

Schedule For Monday, September 18, 2017

On Monday night, September 18th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Bobby Lamb of Mercer University as our feature speaker.

Mercer’s Bobby Lamb is in his 5th season as the Bears head football coach and during his first four years
has guided his team to a 27-19 overall record. Last season, the Bears finished with a 4-4 mark in the
Southern Conference which was good for a fifth place finish. Prior to coming to Mercer, he coached at
his Alma Mater, Furman University, for 9 seasons leading the Paladins to the 2004 Southern Conference
Championship. He was named So-Con Coach of the Year that season. His overall record is 93-59. Lamb
played high school football at Commerce leading his team to the 1981 AA State title. He was named AA
State Back of the Year. As Furman’s quarterback in 1985, he was Conference player of the year while
leading his team to a So-Con championship and a runner-up finish in Division I-AA.

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

http://www.mercerbears.com

 

 

Change In Schedule For Monday, September 11, 2017

Our Macon Touchdown Club meeting scheduled for Monday, September 11th has been canceled due to Hurricane Irma.
Please pass the word to any member and any social media you can……
The speaker, J.T. Thomas has said he will reschedule to Monday, November 27th.

PLEASE….KEEP ALL IN HARMS WAY IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!

Lloyd M. Perkins, Jr.
Executive Director

 

Schedule For Monday, September 11, 2017

On Monday night, September 11th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome J.T. Thomas as our feature speaker.

As always, we will meet at The Methodist Home For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

Macon native J.T. Thomas, who starred at Lanier High School and in college at Florida State before
beginning a 10 year NFL career, returns home to open the Macon Touchdown Club season on
September 11th. Thomas was an All State performer at Lanier for Coach Godfrey Steiner and then
earned All America Honors at FSU where he was the school’s first black football player. He was a first
round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers following his senior season and was a member of 4 Super
Bowl winning squads as an integral part of the famed “steel curtain” defense. Thomas, who was a Pro
Bowl selection in 1976, played for the Steelers from 1973 until 1981 and ended his career at Denver
playing with the Broncos in 1982.

http://www.steelers.com

 

2nd Annual Macon Touchdown Club Middle Ga Kick-off Classic Results

Congratulations to FPD and Howard High on their wins in the 2nd Annual Macon Touchdown Club, Middle Ga Kick-off Classic.

FPD 17
Central High 12

Howard High 21
Mount de Sales 8

Thanks to all the fans that showed up and made this a great event. Thanks to the players and coaches that participated in the games. Thanks to all the volunteers that gave up a Saturday to help with this event. This event helps with our mission of promoting high school football in middle Georgia, and providing scholarships for local student athletes, through our Bobby Sanders Memorial Scholarships that are awarded each year.

A special thanks to all of our sponsors, without you, we could not provide this event to the local community.

Looking forward to next year.