Vote:’s high school football defensive player of the week (Week 9)

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Each week, we highlight some of the best high school football individual performances in Kentucky for the Defensive Player of the Week. They were selected by digital sports writer Jared Peck (@HLpreps) via stats uploaded to by 10 a.m. each Monday or game boxes submitted to on the night of the game.

Each week’s top five will be announced on Twitter at @HLpreps and the winner will be listed in our “Friday Night Lights” preview story online and each subsequent week’s poll.

Here are this week’s nominees presented in alphabetical order. Vote for your favorite. Voting ends at noon Friday.

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Miss someone? If you’d like to nominate a player’s performance for future weeks, or believe a deserving nominee is missing from this week’s poll, please contact Jared Peck via email at

Past winners

Week 1: Drew Lindon, Morgan County.

Week 2: Jay Fortner, Meade County.

Week 3: Wyatt Sanford, Mercer County.

Week 4: Albelardo Reza, Eminence.

Week 5: Tyler Osborne, Rockcastle County.

Week 6: Keaton Day, Letcher County Central.

Week 7: Nolan Art, Walton-Verona.

Week 8: Ayden Smith, South Laurel.

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