BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - The winner of the most outstanding high school football player in the Kansas City metropolitan area goes to Dalvin Warmack, who led the Blue Springs Wildcats to a state title and a 13-1 record. Warmack won the 41 Action Sports HyVee Athlete of the Week award earlier this season.
He's just the second junior to win the Simone Award. Nathan Scheelhaase of Rockhurst also won the award as a junior for Rockhurst in 2007. Warmack beat out finalists Trent Hosick of Staley, Steve McBee of Fort Osage and Brad Strauss of Lawrence.
The Blue Springs running back rushed for nearly 2,300 yards and a school-record 40 touchdown. He set three new single-game school records by rushing for 415 yards and six touchdowns and catching a 50-yard TD in an 84-62 win against Lee's Summit.
Warmack is the fourth player from Blue Springs to win the Simone Award. He's the first since Ladell Betts in 1996.
Here are the other award winners from Tuesday's event:
The winner of the 14th Annual Frank Fontana Award, given to the most outstanding small class (MO 1-4, KS 1A-4A) football player in the metro, was Max Mickey of Holden.
The winner of the 21st Annual Buck Buchanan Memorial Award, presented by the Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors and given to the best lineman/linebacker in Missouri's and Kansas' top two classes (MO 5-6, KS 5A-6A), was Elijah Lee of Blue Springs.
The winner of the 13th Annual Bobby Bell Award, given to the best lineman/linebacker in Missouri's and Kansas' smallest four classes (MO 1-4, KS 1A-4A), was Maliek Collins of Center.
The winner of the 6th Annual Otis Taylor Award, presented by C&C Produce and given to the best tight end/wide receiver in the metro area, was Craig Scott of Park Hill South.
The Simone Awards were voted on by the member head coaches of the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association (GKCFCA) and a 12-member media committee.
The 2nd Annual Nathan Stiles Inspiration Award was presented to Max Galeassi, a senior linebacker from Harrisonville who battled testicular cancer in June before leading Harrisonville to the Class 4 semi-finals.
The Kansas Coach of the Year was Tim Callaghan of Shawnee Mission West. The Missouri Coach of the Year was Kelly Donohoe of Blue Springs.
The Interscholastic League Award was given to Hassan Burnett, a senior quarterback from East High School.
The 2012 All-Simone Team (* represents two-time selections):
Quarterback – Montel Cozart, Senior, Bishop Miege*
Quarterback – Trent Hosick, Senior, Staley*
Quarterback – Steven McBee, Senior, Fort Osage
Quarterback – Brad Strauss, Senior, Lawrence*
Quarterback – James Valentine, Senior, Platte County
Running Back – Antwynn Beavers, Senior, Liberty North*
Running Back – Max Mickey, Senior, Holden
Running Back – Anthony Sherrils, Senior, Hogan Prep
Running Back – Brett Sterbach, Senior, Shawnee Mission West
Running Back – Dalvin Warmack, Junior, Blue Springs
Wide Receiver – Connor Rellihan, Senior, Shawnee Mission East
Wide Receiver – Craig Scott, Senior, Park Hill South
Wide Receiver – Scottie Wilson, Senior, Platte County
Wide Receiver – Darrius Shepherd, Junior, Blue Springs
Offensive Lineman – Austin Chambers, Junior, Shawnee Mission West
Offensive Lineman – Jacob Francis, Junior, Liberty
Offensive Lineman – Zach Hannon, Senior, Rockhurst
Offensive Lineman – Tyler Reid, Senior, Lee's Summit West
Offensive Lineman – Clay Rhodes, Senior, Blue Valley
Offensive Lineman – Braden Smith, Junior, Olathe South
Offensive Lineman – John Keltner, Senior, Blue Springs
Defensive Lineman – Nick Becker, Senior, Eudora
Defensive Lineman – Maliek Collins, Senior, Center
Defensive Lineman – Dan Morin, Senior, St. Thomas Aquinas
Defensive Lineman – Lane Pennington, Senior, Lee's Summit West
Defensive Lineman – Jordan Willis, Senior, Rockhurst
Defensive Lineman – Elijah Lee, Junior, Blue Springs
Linebacker – Joe Dominiak, Senior, Smithville
Linebacker – Bradley Ivey, Junior, Bishop Miege
Linebacker – Matt Plank, Senior, Gardner-Edgerton
Linebacker – Nick Ramirez, Senior, Lee's Summit West*
Linebacker – Mamu Tauiautusa, Senior, Fort Osage
Defensive Back – Cole Combes, Senior, Blue Valley
Defensive Back – Walter Eastwood, Senior, Harrisonville
Defensive Back – Andre Maloney, Junior, Shawnee Mission West
Defensive Back – Kyle McFarland, Senior, Lawrence Free State
Defensive Back – Joseph Tuimaseve, Senior, Fort Osage