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Eight Region 8 standouts are 2011 Farm Bureau Award finalists

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LITTLE ROCK (Hootens.com) - Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the 45 finalists for the 2011 Farm Bureau Awards.

The Farm Bureau Awards honor Arkansas' top offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year for each classification. The veteran staff at Hooten's Arkansas Football selects three finalists for each category, and those finalists are invited to attend the Farm Bureau Awards on Monday, Dec. 12 in North Little Rock.

THV2 and THV2.com will air the event live from 7:45pm to 9:30pm on Monday, December 12th.

Farm Bureau vice president-general manager Duff Wallace said, "Farm Bureau congratulates all of the finalists for this year's awards. They represent some of the best student-athletes in our state. Farm Bureau is proud to honor their excellence as the title sponsor of this outstanding event."

Farm Bureau Insurance has supported education and community involvement in Arkansas for more than 50 years.

2011 FARM BUREAU AWARDS

7A/6A FINALISTS
OFFENSE

Levi Runyan, Lake Hamilton
Shaquille Jones, Fort Smith Northside
Dallas Hardison, Bentonville

DEFENSE
Cody Dauksch, West Memphis
Brian Anderson, Little Rock Central
Seth Gates, Har-Ber

COACHES
Randy Coleman, Jonesboro
Daryl Patton, Fayetteville
Paul Calley, Bryant


5A FINALISTS
OFFENSE

Neal Burcham, Greenbrier
Derek Keaton, Camden Fairview
Hayden Smith, Greenwood

DEFENSE
Ajalen Holley, Hot Springs Lakeside
Jackie Harris, Watson Chapel
Cody Vaughn, Batesville

COACHES
Jared McBride, Hot Springs Lakeside
Mike Vaughn, White Hall
Rick Jones, Greenwood


4A FINALISTS
OFFENSE

Michael Ludwig, Heber Springs
Fredi Knighten, Pulaski Academy
Darrick Strzelecki, Gravette

DEFENSE
Justin James, Malvern
Deondrai Haynes, McGehee
Keith Humbert, Stuttgart

COACHES
Jeremie Burns, Ozark
Marcus Haddock, McGehee
John Fogleman, Malvern


3A FINALISTS
OFFENSE

Daniel McCoy, Prescott
Dustin Shelby, Charleston
Wil Jarnagan, West Fork

DEFENSE
Robert Cooney, Rivercrest
Ethan Roberts, Barton
Quanterio Heath, Rison

COACHES
Brad Harris, Lincoln
Van Paschal, Barton
Doug Loughridge, Charleston

2A FINALISTS
OFFENSE

Darius Barnes, East Poinsett County
Jeffery Pinkston, Magnet Cove
Kenneth Dixon, Strong

DEFENSE
Josh Dority, Magazine
Matt Tenison, Hazen
Bronte Elliott, Junction City

COACHES
Scott Waymire, Carlisle
Sam Weir, Salem
Brian Weathers, East Poinsett County

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