Olathe North, NKC running backs honored

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: October 13, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Starting with the first week of the season on both sides of the state line PrepsKC will announce a Papa John’s Player of the Week. Each week those players will be highlighted on PrepsKC.com and in their local Papa John’s location.

A player of the week will be awarded for all nine weeks of the regular season. At the end of the Kansas regular season a Papa John’s Player of the Year will be selected from the weekly winners. The year-end winners’ program will receive a $250 donation from Papa John’s and a pizza party for the entire team.

Below is this week’s Papa John’s Players of the Week

Vinson Shabazz, Olathe North running back

The Eagles tailback had a huge game against Shawnee Mission North running for 240 yards on 21 carries. He also scored a school-record six touchdowns.

Damon Whitmill, North Kansas City running back

The Hornets running back ran for 296 yards and five TDs in the Hornets game with rival Oak Park.