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The Friday Night Network has revealed the four nominees from which to one the 2020 High School Football Coach of the Year Award will be presented.  The four nominees this season are:


SCOTT MARTIN - Ohatchee Indians

Went 9-2 in 3A-Region 5, losing to Fyffe in the 3rd Round of the AHSAA Playoffs


ADAM FOSSETT - B B Comer Tigers

Went 9-2 in 2A-Region 4, losing to Abbeville in the 2nd Round of the AHSAA Playoffs


LARRY STRAIN - Handley Tigers

Went 12-2 in 4A-Region 4, defeating Gordo to win the AHSAA 4A State Championship


STEVE SMITH - Piedmont Bulldogs

Went 12-2 in 3A-Region 5, losing to Fyffe in the AHSAA 3A North semi-finals


You can vote ONCE in the Coach of the Year Voting Post comments section now through January 15th at the FNN Facebook page by clicking here.

The Friday Night Network has revealed the four nominees from which to one the 2020 High School Football Player of the Year Award will be presented.  The four nominees this season are:


TREY HIGGINS - Oxford Yellow Jackets


Trey Higgins' career as Oxford’s starting quarterback over three seasons and parts of two more has come to an end.  This year, Higgins delivered his school their fourth regional title in five years and fourth straight run into at least three rounds of the AHSAA football playoffs.  The highlight of his career in black and gold is obviously the 6A state championship last season.  Higgins' 2020 numbers mirrored those of his spectacular 2019 campaign.  He completed 168 of 260 passes for 2,800 yards and 40 touchdowns with only eight interceptions. He also rushed for 1,011 yards and 16 touchdowns.  Higgins earned 1st Team All-State honors once again in 2020.  Higgins has signed to play baseball at Mississippi State following graduation.  This is the second time he has been nominated for FNN's Player of the Year award.  


TAE MEADOWS - Handley Tigers


Tae Meadows has experienced football's highest of highs and lowest of lows.  The low point came when Meadows missed his entire sophomore season due to injury.  2020 definitely ended on a high note for the Junior running back from Handley.  Meadows finished the season holding the 4A Blue Map with his Tigers teammates and personally hoisting the game's MVP trophy.  Meadows rushed for four touchdowns in Handley's 35-20 championship win over Gordo.  On the season, #2 had 284 rushing attempts for 2183 yards and 33 touchdowns.  That's a 7.67 yards per carry season average.  He also grabbed 19 pass receptions for an additional 169 yards.  Meadows is a 4A 1st Team All-State selection.  Meadows is the perfect blend of blazing open-field speed combined with the physicality to run between the tackles.  This is his first time to be selected as a nominee for FNN's Player of the Year award.


JETT SMITH - Walter Wellborn Panthers


For most of his high school career, Jett Smith has been the life blood of the Walter Wellborn football program.  The 4-year starter earned all-county honors each year.  Smith was selected as the region MVP in both his junior and senior season.  He is a 1st team All-State selection for the third year in a row.  From his linebacker position, Smith ended his career at Walter Wellborn as the #2 Career tackles leader in Alabama with 624.  He is the all-time tackles leader in Wellborn football history.  In the Panthers' run-oriented offense, Smith from his quarterback position rushed 140 times for 1271 yards and 12 touchdowns in his senior season.  In 44 career starts, Smith had 525 carries for 3677 yards and 43 touchdowns for a career average of 7 yards per carry.  #9 also served as the team's punter for four years, averaging 31 yards per kick.  In his junior and senior season, Smith anchored the Panthers' run to a 21-4 record, including two playoff runs.  Jett Smith is the son of Wellborn Head Coach Jeff Smith.  He is currently uncommitted.  This is Jett's second time to be nominated for FNN's Player of the Year award.


TRENT DAVIS - Etowah Blue Devils


Etowah's Trent Davis, a 5' 7" 170 pound senior embodies the definition of "pure speed".  Davis was an All-Etowah County first-team choice and a Class 5A ASWA All-State honorable mention as a running back in his junior season. This three-star back came into his Senior season at Etowah with 15 scholarship offers.  In August, Davis committed to the Duke Blue Devils in the ACC.  Trent's senior season resulted in 216 carries for 1813 yards and 25 touchdowns.  That's an 8.4 yards per carry average.  Career numbers are 352 carries for 3323 total yards and 40 touchdowns.  That's a career average of a very impressive 9.4 yards per carry.  Davis was also effective in catching the football.  He had 26 career receptions for 787 yards and 9 touchdowns.  Davis was once again selected in 2020 as a 1st team All-State running back.  Trent Davis was a key element in Etowah's 2020 run to the 4A north semi-finals.  The Blue Devils finished 9-4 as 4A-Region 6 champions.  This is Trent Davis' first time to be nominated for FNN's Player of the Year award.  


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