The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the Missouri and Kansas High School Coach of the Week honors for this past week. Harrisonville High School's Brent Maxwell (Missouri) and Bonner Springs High School's Lucas Aslin (Kansas) each received this honor after a strong performance by their respective teams this past week.
As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 grant. Additionally, Maxwell and Aslin will be presented with congratulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid and a certificate recognizing their selection. Each coach is now a finalist for their state's Chiefs Coach of the Year Award.
Harrisonville moved its record to 7-0 after a 35-10 win over defending Class 3 state champion Oak Grove. Maxwell said the award is for the entire football program.
"It is an honor to be recognized and accept this award on behalf of the 2015 Harrisonville Wildcats football team and Harrisonville School District," Maxwell said. "I firmly believe it is a true testament to the commitment and work ethic of a great group of young men and our coaching staff working together in our pursuit of excellence. We would like to thank the Kansas City Chiefs organization and PrepsKC for acknowledging and promoting high school football in the KC area."
Bonner Springs is also undefeated after a 52-0 win over Kaw Valley League rival Piper. The win moves the Braves to 5-0 on the season. Aslin said his team has really worked hard to get to this point in the season.
"Being named KC Chiefs Coach of the Week is a great honor for our program," Aslin said. "It means we are competing at a high level every week. We have a great group of players and coaches who work hard and have earned the right to succeed by their preparation."
The 2015 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.