Farm Bureau An­nounces ‘Watch List’

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - SPORTS - By Mark Humphrey

LIT­TLE ROCK — Farm Bureau In­sur­ance is pleased to an­nounce the watch lists for the 2018 Farm Bureau In­sur­ance Awards.

The Farm Bureau In­sur­ance 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 45 fi­nal­ists and their fam­i­lies are in­vited to at­tend the Farm Bureau In­sur­ance Awards on Dec. 10.

David L. Moore, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent — State Man­ager for South­ern Farm Bureau Ca­su­alty In­sur­ance Com­pany, said: “This list of play­ers in­cludes some of the best stu­dent-ath­letes in our state, and Farm Bureau In­sur­ance wishes each of them con­tin­ued suc­cess the rest of the sea­son. Farm Bureau In­sur­ance is proud to honor ex­cel­lence as the ti­tle spon­sor of this out­stand­ing event.”

Farm Bureau In­sur­ance has sup­ported ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­nity in­volve­ment in Arkansas for more than 65 years.

7A/6A COACHES

Zac Clark, Spring­dale, played high school foot­ball for Mike Adams, cur­rent Farm­ing­ton head coach when Adams was head coach at Fayet­teville; Jody Grant, Ben­tonville, un­cle of Prairie Grove half­back Cade Grant; and Brad Har­ris, Ben­ton, for­mer head coach at Lin­coln.

5A OF­FENSE

NOTE: This list only shows play­ers from schools in the 5A West Con­fer­ence, of which Farm­ing­ton is a mem­ber: Jor­dan Brit­ton, Vilo­nia; Xavier Cle­mons, Mor­ril­ton; Ben John­son, Har­ri­son; An­drew John­son, Green­brier; Sean McCone, Huntsville; Kee­gan Rose­beary, Alma; Drew Stur­geon, Farm­ing­ton; and Dy­lan White, Mor­ril­ton.

5A DE­FENSE

NOTE: This list only shows play­ers from schools in the 5A West Con­fer­ence, of which Farm­ing­ton is a mem­ber: Nick Allen, Green­brier; Coltin Bow­er­man, Alma; Zac Hen­son, Alma; Seth Howard, Green­brier; Devin James, Vilo­nia; Fer­nando Lares, Clarksville; An­drew Lentz, Mor­ril­ton; Levi Prestidge, Alma; Champ Say­lors, Har­ri­son; Keyshawn Shavers, Mor­ril­ton; and Hay­den Van­der­pool, Har­ri­son.

5A COACHES

NOTE: This list only shows coaches from schools in the 5A West Con­fer­ence, of which Farm­ing­ton is a mem­ber: Doug Loughridge, Alma, who played high school foot­ball for Farm­ing­ton head coach Mike Adams dur­ing Adams’ ten­ure as head coach at Charles­ton; Cody Mc­N­abb, Mor­ril­ton; and Joel Wells, Har­ri­son.

4A OF­FENSE

NOTE: This list only shows play­ers from schools in the 4A-1 Con­fer­ence, of which Lin­coln and Prairie Grove are mem­bers — plus an­other lo­cal team, Elkins: Chad Gra­ham, Elkins; Gar­rett Hel­temes, Prairie Grove; Chance Jones, Elkins; Caleb Lloyd, Lin­coln; Jaret Russ, Shiloh Chris­tian; and Blake Thom­son, Shiloh Chris­tian.

4A DE­FENSE

NOTE: This list only shows play­ers from schools in the 4A-1 Con­fer­ence, of which Lin­coln and Prairie Grove are mem­bers — plus an­other lo­cal team, Elkins: Micah But­ton, Shiloh Chris­tian; Jake Lot­spe­ich, Shiloh Chris­tian; Hunter Phe­lan, Lin­coln; Car­son Rhine, Pea Ridge; and Pey­ton Wright, Gen­try.

4A COACHES

NOTE: This list only shows coaches from schools in the 4A-1 Con­fer­ence, of which Lin­coln and Prairie Grove are mem­bers — plus an­other lo­cal team, Elkins: Jeff Con­away, Shiloh Chris­tian; Bryan Hut­son, Elkins; and Stephen Neal, Pea Ridge. For rea­sons un­ex­plained by Hootens — Lin­coln head coach Don Har­ri­son, who has guided the Wolves into the play­offs, was not on the list.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Farm Bureau In­sur­ance re­cently an­nounced its 2018 “watch list,” of play­ers and coaches un­der eval­u­a­tion.

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