LITTLE ROCK - Cody Harrel of Booneville was named a finalist for the 2013 Farm Bureau awards.

The Farm Bureau 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 are invited to attend the Farm Bureau Awards Dec. 16 in North Little Rock.

Harrel was named one of the finalists for Class 4A on the defensive side of the football. The other defensive finalists are Kendrick Newton of Warren and Michael Perry of Pottsville.

Harrel has 32 total tackles for the Bearcats, including 1.5 for a loss. Offensively, Harrel has run for 1,039 yards and 12 touchdowns and has thrown for 340 yards and five touchdowns.

Farm Bureau vice president-general manager David Moore said, "These 45 finalists represent some of the best coaches and student-athletes in our state. Farm Bureau is proud to honor excellence as the title sponsor of this outstanding event."

Farm Bureau Insurance has supported education and community involvement in Arkansas for more than 50 years.