Year round commitment

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: September 30, 2018 - 5:27 PM

A successful football team is one where the players and coaches work together to achieve their goals.

While the bulk of the attention is given to those players and coaches there are plenty of other people who make a football team go every day of the season and the offseason.

One group of people that might just be the most important is the football moms. Whether it’s making meals that keep the player strong, doing that dirty laundry or giving the support that helps the player stay focused the football mom is in the silent force behind a successful football program.

Powerade wants to honor these unsung heroes with the Powerade Mom of the Week contest presented by Heartland Coca-Cola. Each week you can nominate a mother for the Powerade Mom of the Week presented by Heartland Coca-Cola by submitting an essay telling us why your mom’s impact is important to your individual or team success. Each week the winning essay will earn that team’s booster club a $500 courtesy of Powerade and Heartland Coca-Cola.

This week’s winner is Tameka Cobbins of Lincoln College Prep. She was nominated by Blue Tigers head coach William Lowe for doing just about everything for the program. Below is Coach Lowe’s essay nominating her.

“I would like to nominate the mother of our Quarterback, Tameka Cobbins as the mom of the week. Ms. Cobbins works a full-time job but still makes time to come by practice to donate snacks and Gatorade. Ms. Cobbins has also made sure that there are always snacks for the coaches. Ms. Cobbins does not just do this during the season but year-round for our program. Last Spring, she delivered a pan of jambalaya for the football players to eat during lunch at school. This football season, Ms. Cobbins has gone above and beyond by having a family member make personalized player shirts for moms to wear to the games. The shirts have pictures of moms and their son’s number on them and various other sayings. We appreciate the support that our moms do to go above and beyond.”

To enter next week’s contest, submit an essay detailing the work of your special Mother. The essays need to be 200 words or less and can be submitted to