Each week, we highlight some of the best high school football individual performances in Kentucky for the Kentucky.com Defensive Player of the Week. They were selected by digital sports writer Jared Peck (@HLpreps) via stats uploaded to KHSAA.org by midnight each Monday or game boxes submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 with each subsequent week’s poll.
Here are this week’s nominees presented in alphabetical order. Vote for your favorite. Voting ends at noon Friday.
Miss someone? If you’d like to nominate a player’s performance for future weeks, contact Jared Peck via email at email@example.com.
Past defensive POTW winners
Week 1: Elijah Adams, Scott County.
Week 2: Isaac Poe, Logan County.
Week 3: Jaxson Shoulders, Hart County
Week 4: Carter Howard, Harlan County
Week 5: Cain Grim, Paintsville