Harrell Named Finalist for Farm Bureau Coaching Award

Monday, December 5, 2016
Mohawk Head Football Coach Michael Harrell speaks to his team following their historic win at Cedar Ridge. Harrell is among the three finalist for the Farm Bureau 3A Coach of the Year Award.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

Farm Bureau Insurance has announced the finalists for the 2016 Farm Bureau Insurance Awards, and among them is Mohawk Head Football Coach Michael Harrell.

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 set for Monday, Dec. 12.

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."

Harrell is a finalist along with the two 3A coaches scheduled to face-off in the state championship this weekend, Greg Kendrick of Charleston and Tommy Poole of Prescott. Among the 3A players named as finalist are three which saw action against the Mohawks this past season, as the Tribe went to the second round of the playoffs before losing to eventual finalist Prescott. Those from 3A chosen were--

For offense, Derrick Flynn of Prescott, DeShawn Gulledge of Bald Knob and Jackson Rowland of Charleston.

For offense, Luke Harper of Walnut Ridge, Jay Marks of Prescott and Drew Young of Charleston.

Farm Bureau Insurance has supported education and community involvement in Arkansas for more than 60 years.

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