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Laster Wins Buck Buchanan Award

It was announced Wednesday evening, December 1, 2021, that Liberty North High School Sophomore Melvin Laster had been selected as the "Buck Buchanan Award" recipient for 2022. This award is presented to the best large school offensive/defensive lineman or linebacker in the Kansas City metro area.
He was announced as the winner on KSHB 41 during the 6 p.m. Newscast Wednesday evening, December 1, 2021. The Buchanan Award is one of the five major awards given out by the Simone Awards presented by The McCarthy Auto Group.
This past season Laster was named the Suburban Gold Defensive Player of the Year after being all-Conference as a freshman. He finished with 78 solo tackles with 7.5 sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and a fumble recovery for a touchdown as he helped lead the Eagles to the schools first ever football championship game appearance.
Way to go, Melvin!