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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.

Powerade wants to honor these unsung heroes with the Powerade Mom of the Week contest presented by Heartland Coca-Cola. Each week you can nominate a mother for the Powerade Mom of the Week presented by Heartland Coca-Cola 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 $500 courtesy of Powerade and Heartland Coca-Cola.

This week’s winner is Jodi Grimes of Bonner Springs. She was nominated by Braves Head Coach Chad Eaddy. Below is his nomination essay.

“Jodi Grimes is the back bone of our Bonner Springs High School Football Program. She helps with anything and everything with our program. She is supportive of our coaching staff, players and families. She tries to make everyone feel invited and is helping to change the culture at Bonner Springs High School. She helps with team dinners, tailgates, fundraising and anything that makes our program better. Our motto is “We before Me” and as a football mom she is constantly putting the teams needs first. She makes an impact with our families and athletes. She brings something special to our program and helps in every aspect of her commitment to the team.”

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