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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Florida Panhandle high school football defensive player of the week (10/31/2023)?

We’ve selected 15 candidates to choose from this past week’s games
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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 10.

As such, we have 15 athletes nominated this week for the SBLive’s Florida Panhandle Defensive Football Player of the Week award from October 26-27 and we ask you, the fans, to help decide who should indeed be the top athlete selected. Voting will conclude on Saturday, November 4th 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: Shamane Walker, DE, Gulf Breeze

Here are this week's nominations:

Maddox Hayles, LB, Niceville: The Eagles' linebacker tallied a team-high 16 tackles and a sack in a 29-28 loss to Mosley. 

Wyatt Fleming, LB, Mosley: Fleming led the Dolphins' front seven with a team-high 15 tackles as Mosley defeated Niceville. 

Rashard Payne, LB, Pine Forest: The linebacker tallied a team-high 12 tackles, three for a loss and 1.5 sacks in Pensacola Booker T. Washington. 

Ellis Alloway, LB, Choctawhatchee: Alloway had a solid evening coming on blitzes, notching two sacks in the Indians' 41-0 win over Fort Walton Beach. 

Jabari Barnes, LB, Graceville: The Graceville linebacker tallied a team-high 10 tackles and three went for a loss against Freeport. 

Brady Godwin, DE, Jay: The defensive end tallied nine tackles and three went for a loss in a 35-22 win over Wewahitchka. 

Daniel Boatwright, LB, Walton: Boatwright notched six tackles, a sack and recovered a fumble in a 46-0 win over Pensacola. 

Aubry Campbell, DE, North Bay Haven: The edge rusher made eight tackles and two sacks in a 50-26 loss to South Walton. 

Collin Miller, DB, Bozeman: The free safety made 11 tackles and picked off a pass in a 29-16 win over Holmes County. 

Ladarian Clardy, DB, Escambia: Clardy made 10 tackles and picked off a pass in Escambia's 52-19 win over Tate. 

Jason Patterson, DB, Sneads: Patterson, a Cincinnati commit, forced a fumble, recovered one and blocked a punt in a 48-21 win over Port St. Joe. 

Ashton Mosley, DE, Blountstown: The defensive end tallied seven tackles, 3.5 for loss and two sacks in the Tigers' 41-0 win over Liberty County. 

Jason Weatherall, DB, Pensacola Catholic: Weatherall notched two interceptions in the Crusaders' 56-35 win over West Florida. 

Roehn Maldonado, LB, Gulf Breeze: The linebacker tallied a team-high 20 tackles in the Dolphins' 49-48 loss to the Navarre Raiders. 

Vinny Villanova, LB, Navarre: Villanova made some key stops for the Raiders, tallying nine tackles and two for loss in the win over Gulf Breeze.

-- Andy Villamarzo | | @sblivefl