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Scrapper running back among finalists for Farm Bureau honor

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Scrapper senior Darius Hopkins is among the finalists for the annual Farm Bureau Insurance Award for outstanding offensive player in Class 4A.

Hopkins carried the ball 180 times for 2,073 yards and 41 touchdowns, placing him third all-time in the Arkansas Activities Association record book. He is second in school history behind Willie Hopson.

Other Class 4A finalists include Koilan Jackson, Joe T. Robinson; and Connor Reece, Shiloh Christian.

Former Scrapper Coach Billy Dawson, now at Russellville, is one of three nominees for Class7A/6A Coach of the year. He led the Russellville Cyclones to their first state championship in school history under the modern playoff season.

The Farm Bureau awards honor Arkansas’s top offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year for each classification. The 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 Awards in North Little Rock.

Farm Bureau Insurance Executive Vice President and General Manager David L. Moore said, “These 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.

The complete list of finalists includes the following:

CLASS 7A/6A OFFENSE

Jarrod Barnes, Cabot

Alex Day, North LR

Taylor Powell, Fayetteville

CLASS 7A/6A DEFENSE

Akial Byers, Fayetteville

Marvin Moody, Bryant

Tre Norwood, FS Northside

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

Lane Granberry, Morrilton

Hayden Henry, Pulaski Academy

Devontai Pounds, Wynne

CLASS 5A COACHES

Jared Dutton, Watson Chapel

Chris Hill, Wynne

Kevin Kelley, Pulaski Academy

CLASS 4A OFFENSE

Darius Hopkins, Nashville

Koilan Jackson, Joe T. Robinson

Connor Reece, Shiloh Christian

CLASS 4A DEFENSE

Isaac Disney, Prairie Grove

Myles Fells, Joe T. Robinson

Hayden Lassiter, Warren

CLASS 4A COACHES

Danny Abshier, Prairie Grove

Bo Hembree, Warren

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

Michael Harrell, Piggott

Greg Kendrick, Charleston

Tommy Poole, Prescott

CLASS 2A OFFENSE

Brayden Brazeal, England

Tanner Gaines, Hector

Monta’ Thomas, Hampton

CLASS 2A DEFENSE

Jake Madding, Danville

B.J. Thompson, England

Isaiah Williams, Des Arc

CLASS 2A COACHES

Tony Chambers, Camden H. Grove

Terry Farmer, England

Michael White, Mount Ida