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With the high school football season nearing an end, it's time to take a look at the top candidates to win the 2010 Mr. Football award. Here is a look at eight players making a strong case to take home the hardware.

Michael Johnston

Ballard's DeVante Parker is making a strong case to win this season's Mr. Football award.

1.

DeVante Parker

- Ballard

Ballard wide receiver Parker has had an outstanding senior season. The 6-foot-3, 180 pound University of Louisville commit has caught 51 passes, for 1445 yards and 15 touchdowns.

2.

Lamar Dawson

- Boyle County

Dawson, a 6-foot-2, 230 pound linebacker, is the top college prospect in the state. The four-star has led Boyle County to a 9-0 record. He has 107 tackles on the season.

3.

DaMarcus Smith

- Seneca

Smith, a 6-foot-1, 180 quarterback, has had a great senior season. Smith, a University of Louisville commit, has completed 110-226 passes, for 1923 yards and 21 touchdowns.

4.

Josh Forrest

- Paducah Tilghman

Paducah Tilgman is one of the top teams in Class 3A and Forrest is a big reason why. The 6-foot-4, 220 pound University of Kentucky commit has scored 11 touchdowns this season.

5.

Jon Davis

- Eastern

Davis, another University of Kentucky commit, has carried the ball 139 times, for 830 yards and 11 touchdowns. The 6-foot-3 233 pounder has also caught 18 passes, for 212 yards and two more scores.

6.

Anthony Hickey

- Chirstian County

Hickey is one of the top basketball players in the state but the 5-foot-11, 165 pounder is also pretty good on the football field too. He has completed 58-100 passes this season, for 915 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has also carried the ball 91 times, for 551 yards and seven more scores.

7.

Bubba Tandy

Christian County

Hickey has had a great senior season but so has Tandy. Tandy recently set a state record by returning four punts for touchdowns in a win over Ohio County.

8.

Jerrell Moore

- Fern Creek

Fern has struggled this season, only winning three games, but Moore has been productive. The 5-foot-11 175 pounder has scored 11 touchdowns on the season.




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