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Frank Fontana Award Winners

The Frank Fontana award is given to outstanding individuals who demonstrate qualities not usually seen from big schools.

  • 2021

    Jackson House

    St. James Academy

    House led the Thunder to its second straight Kansas Class 4A state title. St. James started off the season 0-4 but won its next nine straight culminating in a 28-21 win over Andover Central in the state championship game. The Thunder’s dynamic offense averaged 39 points a game in the streak after scoring just 36 in the first four losses. House finished the year with 2,856 yards passing with 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He also rushed for 794 yards and scored seven more TDs on the ground.

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  • 2020

    Tyler Bowden

    Tonganoxie
  • 2019

    Josey Meierarend

    Odessa
  • 2018

    Spencer Stewart

    Platte County
  • 2015

    Kobe Hardin

    Odessa
  • 2014

    Aaron Graham

    Oak Grove
  • 2013

    Josh Shewmaker

    Pleasant Hill
  • 2012

    Max Mickey

    Holden
  • 2011

    Krae Kelso

    Platte County
  • 2010

    Shane Hartzler

    Kearney
  • 2009

    Darrenn White

    University Academy
  • 2008

    Conrad Schottel

    Kearney
  • 2007

    Sean Ransburg

    Harrisonville
  • 2006

    Pat Cashmore

    St. Pius X
  • 2005

    La'Darrian Page

    Lee's Summit West
  • 2004

    Leonard Durant

    Hickman Mills
  • 2003

    Benny Palmer

    Kearney
  • 2002

    Willie Chashmore

    St. Pius X
  • 2001

    Zach Sherman

    Platte County
  • 2000

    Brandon Gutshall

    Platte County
  • 1999

    Nick Zicarelli

    St. Pius X
  • 1987

    Tim Ryan

    Rockhurst