Newell and Lincoln Prep won big vs. Kansas City Central, 57-20. This win keeps them undefeated in league play at 5-0 and improves their overall record to 6-3. They hosted St. Pius X in the first round of the playoffs Thursday night. Dorian and Bishop Ward won a close game against Atchison last Friday night, 26-21. This win improves Bishop Ward's district record to 2-0 and their overall record to 2-6. They hosted Piper Thursday night in the final game of the regular season.
As a result, both schools will receive a $500 grant toward player health and safety equipment and/or education. Newell and Dorian will be presented with congratulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, a certificate recognizing their selection, in addition to a special-edition Chiefs Coach of the Week hat. Each coach is now a finalist for their respective state's Chiefs High School Coach of the Year Award, which will be announced at the conclusion of the regular season.
The 2013 High School Coach of the Week program is a joint initiative of the Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League. The program is designed to recognize and reward Kansas City area high school coaches who have created successful programs for teams and players both on and off of the playing field. This includes coaches that champion philosophies which advance and promote player health and safety.
Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame linebacker and current Director of Special Events Gary Spani will visit the winners each week for a special presentation to honor them at their respective schools.
Each state's winner is selected in collaboration with PrepsKC. For more information on this week's winners and the Chiefs Coach of the Week program, visit PrepsKC.com.