Matua Iokopo is one of six players

Days after the Taft football team celebrated a home victory, Matua Iakopo was nominated as one of six players for this week’s US Arena Bowl vote.

Iakopo is nominated along with Parker Campbell of Bakersfield High, West’s Patrick Marzett, Shafter’s Joseph Munoz, Centennial’s Andrew Daugherty and Garces Jacob Sweaney.

Voting runs through Friday at noon.

The winner will receive an Army backpack, Army Strong aluminum water bottle and a spot in the US Army all-star game.

To vote, go to