Calley among finalists for 2011 Farm Bureau Awards

Photo by Rick Nation

LITTLE ROCK — Bryant head football coach Paul Calley is one of three finalists for the[more] 2011 Farm Bureau Awards.

The Farm Bureau Awards honor Arkansas' top offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year for each classification. Calley and a good friend, former Hornets coach Daryl Patton of Fayetteville, along with Jonesboro’s Randy Coleman are the finalists for the Coach of the Year awards for the 7A/6A classifications.

In addition, former Bryant offensive coordinator Jared McBride, now the head coach at Hot Springs Lakeside, is a finalist for the Class 5A award. 

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.

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, E. Poinsett County

Jeffery Pinkston, Magnet Cove

Kenneth Dixon, Strong

DEFENSE

Josh Dority, Magazine

Matt Tenison, Hazen

Bronte Elliott, Junction City

COACHES

Scott Waymire, Carlisle

Sammy Weir, Salem

Brian Weathers, E. Poinsett County

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