Thomas, Aslin earn week 4 honors
By PrepsKC staff
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced this week’s Coach of the Week honors. The fourth awards of the season go to Lee’s Summit’s Eric Thomas and Bonner Springs’ Lucas Aslin
As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 grant. Additionally, Thomas and Aslin will be presented with congratulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, a special-edition Coach of the Week hat and a certificate recognizing their selection. Each coach is now a finalist for their state’s Chiefs Coach of the Year Award. The Coach of the Year award will be selected via voting on kcchiefs.com at the end of the regular season.
The 2013 High School Coach of the Week program is a joint initiative of the Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League. This program is designed to recognize and reward Kansas City area high school coaches for superior performance on a weekly basis. The Chiefs Coach of the Week program is intended to honor individuals who are shaping today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.
Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame linebacker and current Director of Special Events Gary Spani will be on hand to present the coaches their respective awards.
Lee’s Summit has been one of the surprises of the first half of the season. The Tigers are 5-0 for the first time in almost three decades. Last week Lee’s Summit beat Raymore-Peculiar 44-38 in a thrilling homecoming victory.
Thomas said this honor is really for the players, assistant coaches and entire program.
“It means a lot and it means that people are watching,” Thomas said. “It’s probably more about the kids receiving this honor as well as my coaching staff more so than me because obviously by an means I am not doing this myself. It’s a great honor for the program to be recognized. People are starting to pay attention to the things we are doing.”
Bonner Springs moved to 4-0 this past week with a 42-6 win over Piper. The victory was the most complete of the season for the undefeated Braves. Bonner Springs has been a juggernaut on offense all season long and is averaging 51 points per game heading into its showdown with undefeated Mill Valley. The Jaguars are also 4-0 and the winner will have the inside track on the Kaw Valley League title.
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