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 each subsequent week’s poll.
Here are this week’s nominees presented in alphabetical order. Vote for your favorite. Voting ends at noon Friday. Note: Multiple past winners will be excluded from future polls to promote wider participation.
Miss someone? If you’d like to nominate a player’s performance for future weeks, contact Jared Peck via email at email@example.com.
Week 1: Broedy Dunham, Tates Creek.
Week 2: Jeremy Walters, Franklin County
Week 3: Noah Payton, Central Hardin
Week 4: Braxton Blackburn, Betsy Layne
Week 5: Jacob Smith, Corbin
Week 6: Isaiah Allen, Betsy Layne.