Prescott's Peyton Chandler was selected as an finalist for Class 3A Defensive of Player of the Year by Hooten's Arkansas Football for the 2017 Farm Bureau Insurance Awards.
Prescott's Peyton Chandler was selected as an finalist for Class 3A Defensive of Player of the Year by Hooten's Arkansas Football for the 2017 Farm Bureau Insurance Awards. Chandler with, Terrell Gibson of Junction City and Robert White of Osceola are the top three nominees chosen as finalist for the defensive player of the year honor.
Chandler, a senior linebacker for the Curley Wolves led the defense this past 2017 season with 129 total tackles with 50 solo and 79 assisted. Chandler also had two sacks of the teams 12 and a half for the season and five pass deflections.
According Hooten's Arkansas Football, 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 Awards in North Little Rock.
Head coach Tommy Poole was nominated to the Class 3A Coach of the Year watch list. Poole was amongst the 12 coaches selected for the award. Also Curley Wolves' Thomas Muldrew, Ka'Darius Pearson and Cade Haynie all were nominated for the Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year watch list. The trio Curley Wolves have played a major part in Prescott's successful football season for 2017. The Curley Wolves finished the 5-3A Conference at 6-1 and 11-2 overall. Prescott lost Osceola in the second round of the Class 3A state football playoffs which ended their reign as the defending champs.
From a statement, 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 65 years.