Simone Awards

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The Simone Awards are a group of awards presented to individuals for their outstanding contributions to high school football in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Beginning with a single award in 1931 presented by Dr. D. M. Nigro, the Simone Awards now represent a group of 6 awards presented to players, broadcasters and coaches to celebrate their efforts on and off the field.

  • Thomas A. Simone Memorial Award - Outstanding high school football player
  • Frank Fontana Memorial Award - Outstanding small class high school football player
  • Junious "Buck" Buchanan Memorial Award - Outstanding big class lineman/linebacker
  • Bobby Bell Award - Outstanding small class defensive player
  • Otis Taylor Award - Outstanding tight end/wide receiver
  • Gordon Docking Award - Outstanding broadcaster
  • Metro Sports Kansas and Missouri Coaches of the Year - Outstanding Coach


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