KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mill Valley senior lineman Ethan Kremer is the 2020 winner of the Buck Buchanan Award, which is given annually to the top high school football lineman or linebacker in the Kansas City area from a school with at 5A/Class 5 or higher classification.
Kremer, a 2019 finalist for this award, played on both the offensive and defensive line. He had seven sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss from the defensive tackle position.
Kremer helped lead the Jaguars to their second-straight 5A state title — a 49-35 victory over Northwest High School, located in Wichita.
He was selected to the Sunflower League All-Conference First Team for offensive and defensive line.
This award is named after former Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive right tackle and Pro Football Hall of Famer Junious “Buck” Buchanan.
Buchanan played for 13 seasons, helping the Chiefs appear in the first Super Bowl, and eventually, to the Super Bowl IV victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
2020 Coach of the Year: Tom Radke, St. James Academy
2020 Otis Taylor Award: Jaidyn Doss, Ray-Pec
2020 Bobby Bell Award: Branden Martin, Tonganoxie
2020 Buck Buchanan Award: Ethan Kremer, Mill Valley
2020 Frank Fontana Award: Announced Thursday
2020 Thomas A. Simone Award: Announced Friday
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to alter our daily lives, 41 Action News has partnered with the Thomas A. Simone Awards this year to honor the top high school football players in the Kansas City area, a tradition that began in 1983.