Football Friday Announces the 20 on the Player of the Year Watch List

The ABC 13 Football Friday staff has voted and compiled its list of 20 players up for consideration for the prestigious Football Friday Player of the Year Award.

Over the past three years former candidates included:

2010: Anthony Reynolds - Liberty (winner), Meech Coles- Staunton River, and Nick Miller - Gretna

2011: Harvey Taylor - Magna Vista (winner), Trey Edmunds - Dan River, and Josh Wilson - Appomattox

2012: Kendall BeCraft - Brookville (winner), Porter Abell - Rockbridge Co., and JeVontae Parrish - Heritage

Below is the alphabetical list of 20 players who have set themselves apart from the rest. This list will be narrowed down to ten finalists later this week. Those ten will be announced during the November 1st episode of Football Friday that airs at 11:15 p.m.

Kendall Blankenship- Appomattox

Hunter Byrnes-G.W. Danville

Ryan Crist - Jefferson Forest

Ryheem Dawson- Parry McCluer

Dominic Dunnaville- Northside

Terrell Edmunds- Dan River

B.J. Farrow-LCA

Austin Fitzgerald - Heritage

Frankie Hickson- Heritage

Zac Hill-William Byrd

Ben Hogg - Brookville

Randall Jones-Rustburg

Matt Lewis-LCA

Anthony Lovelace - Rustburg

Donnie Morgan - E.C. Glass

Dyon Rosser- Gretna

Matt Smith-Liberty

Shy Smith - Chatham

Chris Thompson- Lord Botetourt

Juan Thornhill- Altavista