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Tom Kruse and Lucas Aslin Named High School Coaches of the Week

Kruse coaches at Raymore-Peculiar in Missouri, and Aslin coaches at Bonner Springs in Kansas

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Coach of the Week honors for the sixth week of the 2014 season. This week's honors go to Raymore-Peculiar's (Missouri) Tom Kruse and Bonner Springs' (Kansas) Lucas Aslin.

Raymore-Peculiar beat Blue Springs 31-13 for the program's first win over the Wildcats in six tries with Kruse as the head coach. The win moves the Panthers to 5-2 on the season and into contention for the Suburban Big Six title.

Across the state line, Bonner Springs earned a signature win of their own beating undefeated Piper 31-24 in overtime. The victory moved the Braves to 4-1 on the season and put it in position for a possible Kaw Valley League title.

As a result of this honor, both schools will be visited by Chiefs Hall of Famer and Director of Special Events Gary Spani who will deliver a $500 grant towards player health and safety equipment and/or education. Kruse 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 respective state's Chiefs High School Coach of the Year Award, which will be announced at the conclusion of the football season.

The 2014 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.

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 or

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