James, Moody among honorees at Farm Bureau Insurance Awards ceremony

Photos by Rhonda Sharp

LITTLE ROCK – Farm Bureau Insurance has announced the winners for the 2016 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 selected three finalists for each category, and those 45 finalists and their families were invited to attend the Farm Bureau Awards in North Little Rock.

Farm Bureau Insurance agent Brent Barker of Saline County, Bryant Hornets head coach Buck James and linebacker Marvin Moody of Bryant, attended the event Monday night in North Little Rock.

Farm Bureau Insurance Executive Vice President and General Manager David L. Moore said, “We congratulate our 15 winners. All 45 finalists represent some of the best coaches and student-athletes in our state. Farm Bureau 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 60 years.

2016 FINALISTS (winners in CAPS)
CLASS 7A/6A OFFENSE
TAYLOR POWELL, FAYETTEVILLE
Jarrod Barnes, Cabot
Alex Day, North LR

CLASS 7A/6A DEFENSE
TRE NORWOOD, FS NORTHSIDE
Akial Byers, Fayetteville
Marvin Moody, Bryant

CLASS 7A/6A COACHES
BILLY DAWSON, RUSSELLVILLE
Buck James, Bryant
Bryan Pratt, Bentonville West

CLASS 5A OFFENSE
PIERRE STRONG, LR MCCLELLAN
Jaren Watkins, Pulaski Academy
Jordan Washington, Sylvan Hills

CLASS 5A DEFENSE
HAYDEN HENRY, PULASKI ACADEMY
Lane Granberry, Morrilton
Devontai Pounds, Wynne

CLASS 5A COACHES
KEVIN KELLEY, PULASKI ACADEMY
Jared Dutton, Watson Chapel
Chris Hill, Wynne

CLASS 4A OFFENSE
DARIUS HOPKINS, NASHVILLE
Koilan Jackson, Joe T. Robinson
Connor Reece, Shiloh Christian

CLASS 4A DEFENSE
HAYDEN LASSITER, WARREN
Isaac Disney, Prairie Grove
Myles Fells, Joe T. Robinson

CLASS 4A COACHES
BO HEMBREE, WARREN
Danny Abshier, Prairie Grove
Stephen Neal, Pea Ridge

CLASS 3A OFFENSE
DERRICK FLYNN, PRESCOTT
DeShawn Gulledge, Bald Knob
Jackson Rowland, Charleston

CLASS 3A DEFENSE
LUKE HARPER, WALNUT RIDGE
Jay Marks, Prescott
Drew Young, Charleston

CLASS 3A COACHES
TOMMY POOLE, PRESCOTT
Michael Harrell, Piggott
Greg Kendrick, Charleston

CLASS 2A OFFENSE
MONTA’ THOMAS, HAMPTON
Brayden Brazeal, England
Tanner Gaines, Hector

CLASS 2A DEFENSE
ISAIAH WILLIAMS, DES ARC
Jake Madding, Danville
B.J. Thompson, England

CLASS 2A COACHES
MICHAEL WHITE, MOUNT IDA
Tony Chambers, Camden H. Grove
Terry Farmer, England

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