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The Florida Dairy Farmers have released nominations for Mr. Football and Coach of the Year for each classification. Nominations come from media members and coaches throughout the state. Wednesday is the voting deadline.
Area nominees include (and no, not all of these nominees are listed in the correct classification):
Class 8A: Wharton DB Vernon Hargreaves III, East Lake QB Pete DiNovo, Palm Harbor University LB/FB Quentin Cumings, Alonso coach Brian Emanuel, East Lake coach Bob Hudson.
Class 7A: Freedom RB/DB Nate Godwin, Countryside DE Mike Love, Durant RB Jamarlon Hamilton, Durant coach Mike Gottman, Pinellas Park coach Kenny Crawford, Newsome coach Kenneth Hiscock
Class 6A: Nature Coast RB Matt Breida, Hillsborough RB/LB Nigel Harris, Largo QB/DB Juwan Brown, Armwood ATH Alvin Bailey, Springstead coach Bill Vonada, Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia, Largo coach Rick Rodriguez
Class 5A: Fivay QB Tyler Degen, Robinson QB Zain Gilmore, Pasco DL Joey Ivie, Lakewood WR Marquez Valdes, Northeast LB Auggie Sanchez, Hudson coach Mark Kantor, Robinson coach Mike DePue, Lakewood coach Cory Moore, Pasco coach Tom McHugh
Class 3A: Tampa Catholic RB/LB TJ Harrell, Clearwater Central Catholic DB Mike Stevenson, Tampa Catholic coach Bob Henriquez, CCC coach John Davis
Class 2A: Carrollwood Day RB Robert Davis, Northside Christian DB Sekayi Singletary, CDS coach Lane McLaughlin
Class A/Independent: Shorecrest coach Dave Moore