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Vote: Who should be the Florida Panhandle defensive player of the week (10/16/2023)?

We’ve selected nine candidates to choose from this past week’s games

High school football is back in the Sunshine State and so begins our Player of the Week polls for areas all around the state. Teams started off the regular season with some great individual performances in Week 8.

As such, we have nine athletes nominated this week for the SBLive’s Florida Panhandle Defensive Football Player of the Week award from October 12-13 and we ask you, the fans, to help decide who should indeed be the top athlete selected. Voting will conclude on Saturday, October 21st at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced in next week's poll.

Panhandle Florida Defensive Player of the Week

Congratulations to last week's winner: Gabe Justice, LB, Holmes County 

Here are this week's nominations:

Moses Delarosa, LB, Northview: The linebacker led the Chiefs defensively in tackles with a team-high 15 and one went for a loss. 

Joe Norris, LB, Jay: Despite in a loss to Northview, Norris led the Royals with a team-high 18 tackles. 

Daniel Boatwright, LB, Walton: The linebacker tallied 13 tackles and one sack in the Braves' 23-21 win over Pensacola Catholic. 

Sadiq Jones, DB, Franklin County: The freshman defensive back had an interception in the Seahawks' 42-8 loss to Wewahitchka last week. 

Carson Griffin, DB, Mosley: The sophomore defensive back tallied two tackles and an interception in the team's 35-0 win over Crestview last week. 

Landon Lumpkin, ATH, Holmes County: Lumpkin plays defensive back and quarterback for the Blue Devils and deflected two passes and picked off one. Also scored four touchdowns on offense. 

Bam Davis, LB, Fort Walton Beach: The linebacker totaled a team-high 13 tackles, two passes deflected, one sack, a safety and punt return score against Booker T. Washington. 

Gabe Rana, LB, Bozeman: Rana notched a team-high 15 tackles in the Bucks' 22-20 victory over Port St. Joe. 

Waylon Snelgrove, LB, Marianna: Snelgrove led the defense with 17 tackles and a fumble recovery in the Bulldogs' 34-24 loss to Gadsden County. 

-- Andy Villamarzo | | @sblivefl