Salem Greyhound Head Coach Sammy Weir, who led the team to a 9 and 3 record, plus a state playoff berth, was a finalist for Class 2A Coach of the Year.
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 45 finalists were invited to attend the awards ceremony.
Farm Bureau vice president-general manager Duff Wallace said, "Farm Bureau congratulates all of the winners 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
(winners in CAPS)
Class 7A/6A Finalists
DALLAS HARDISON, BENTONVILLE; Levi Runyan, Lake Hamilton; Shaquille Jones, Fort Smith Northside
BRIAN ANDERSON, LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL; Cody Dauksch, West Memphis; Seth Gates, Har-Ber
PAUL CALLEY, BRYANT; Randy Coleman, Jonesboro; Daryl Patton, Fayetteville
Class 5A Finalists
HAYDEN SMITH, GREENWOOD; Neal Burcham, Greenbrier; Derek Keaton, Camden Fairview
AJALEN HOLLEY, HOT SPRINGS LAKESIDE; Jackie Harris, Watson Chapel; Cody Vaughn, Batesville
RICK JONES, GREENWOOD; Jared McBride, Hot Springs Lakeside; Mike Vaughn, White Hall
Class 4A Finalists
FREDI KNIGHTEN, PULASKI ACADEMY; Michael Ludwig, Heber Springs; Darrick Strzelecki, Gravette
JUSTIN JAMES, MALVERN; Deondrai Haynes, McGehee; Keith Humbert, Stuttgart
MARCUS HADDOCK, MCGEHEE; Jeremie Burns, Ozark; John Fogleman, Malvern
Class 3A Finalists
DANIEL McCOY, PRESCOTT; Dustin Shelby, Charleston; Wil Jarnagan, West Fork
QUANTERIO HEATH, RISON; Robert Cooney, Rivercrest; Ethan Roberts, Barton
VAN PASCHAL, BARTON; Brad Harris, Lincoln; Doug Loughridge, Charleston
Class 2A Finalists
KENNETH DIXON, STRONG; Darius Barnes, E. Poinsett County; Jeffery Pinkston, Magnet Cove
MATT TENISON, HAZEN; Josh Dority, Magazine; Bronte Elliott, Junction City
SCOTT WAYMIRE, CARLISLE; Sammy Weir, Salem; Brian Weathers, E. Poinsett County