LITTLE ROCK - Farm Bureau Insurance announced Booneville defensive lineman Noah Reyes and Bearcat head coach Scott Hyatt as the Class 3A defensive player and coach of the year, respectively, at an awards banquet held in North Little Rock last week.

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 attend the banquet.

Farm Bureau Insurance Executive Vice President and General Manager David L. Moore said, “We congratulate our 15 winners. All 45 finalists represent some of the best coaches and student-athletes in our state. Farm Bureau Insurance is proud to honor excellence as the title sponsor of this outstanding event.”

Reyes was picked over finalists D.J. Watson of Rison and Jariq Scales of Osceola. Hyatt got the nod over coaches Robert Hooks of Osceola and Clay Totty of Rison.

The Class 3A offensive player of the year went to Keon Simmons of Mayflower, over Cash Forrester of Newport and Ryan Johnson of Prescott.