Mom of the Week winner week 5

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: September 14, 2016 - 8:55 AM

A successful football team is one where the players and coaches work together to achieve their goals.

While the bulk of the attention is given to those players and coaches there are plenty of other people who make a football team go every day of the season and the offseason.

One group of people that might just be the most important is the football moms. Whether it’s making meals that keep the player strong, doing that dirty laundry or giving the support that helps the player stay focused the football mom is in the silent force behind a successful football program.

Sport Shake and PrepsKC want to honor these unsung heroes with the first annual Mom of the Week contest. Each week you can nominate a mother for the Mom of the Week contest by submitting an essay telling us why your mom’s impact is important to your individual or team success. Each week the winning essay will earn that team’s booster club a $1,000 gift courtesy of Sport Shake.

This week’s winner is Laquita Boyd from Olathe North. Boyd was nominated by Janet Porter, President of the Olathe North Quarterback Club.

Here is Porter’s Nomination:

“Laquita Boyd is a football mom that you can count on to help. Even if her work schedule doesn’t allow her to attend the team meal, she comes as we are finishing and helps with clean-up. Recently we gave the players pizza following a game. She came right up and said let me help. She then proceeded to get on the bus and get the boys seated and the pizzas handed out quickly and orderly. She loves the team! She supports the players, and enjoys talking to them and cheering them on. At the games, you can always hear her cheering in the stands not just her son, but the entire team. Laquita is a joy to work with and a football mom that is always willing to step in and do whatever is needed!”

To enter next week’s contest submit an essay detailing the work of your special Mother. The essays need to be 200 words or less and can be submitted to

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For complete rules click here.