The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Coach of the Week honors for the fifth week of the 2020 season. The awards go to Park Hill South High School coach Alan Wilmes and Lawrence High School coach Steve Rampy.
As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 player health and safety grant from the Hunt Family Foundation. Additionally, both coaches will be presented congratulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid and a certificate recognizing their selection. Both coaches are now qualified for the Eric Driskell Coach of the Year Award, which will be voted on later this fall. The Eric Driskell Coach of the Year Award is selected by a panel comprised of the Missouri and Kansas Boards from the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association.
Park Hill South defeated North Kansas City 28-24 after trailing 24-7 in the first half. The Panthers won their fourth-straight game and now stand at 5-2 on the season.
"Having our program awarded Chiefs Coach of the Week is a great honor," Wilmes said. "Our players played a great game, and our coaches did an excellent job preparing our team all week. All the credit goes to them. The kids battled through adversity against a great opponent, North Kansas City. I couldn't be prouder of our team and program."
Lawrence defeated Saint Thomas Aquinas 39-27 in a battle of No. 1 teams. The Chesty Lions are now 5-0 on the season and are ranked No. 1 in Kansas Class 6A.
"That win was all about the defense and the offensive line," Rampy said. "You (PrepsKC) asked me if we were concerned about their D-Line and I believe our O-line delivered. I was just the bus driver."
In its 24th season, the 2020 High School Coach of the Week 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 while honoring individuals who are shaping today's youth and tomorrow's leaders.
The Kansas City Chiefs partner with PrepsKC to select Coaches of the Week from Missouri and Kansas each week. PrepsKC is the only complete multimedia coverage of high school football in the Kansas City Metro. For the last 11 years it has combined a dynamic web site, weekly magazine and comprehensive weekly radio show. More information about PrepsKC, including scores, schedules and coverage can be found at www.prepskc.com.