Jamil Iakopo is one of six players

The Taft varsity football team is about to begin a new chapter to their season Friday. Wildcat senior Jamil Iakopo is hoping there will be an opportunity for another game after the season is over as he is one of six players up for nomination for a chance to be drafted for the US Army All Star game next May.

Along with Iakopo, Robert F. Kennedy's Felipe Sandoval, Highland's Chance Cooper, Tehachapi's Angel Garcia, Bakersfield Christian's Nathan De Jager and Shafter's Ryan Brown are also nominated. So far, Iakopo leads with 207 while Brown has 142 and Cooper has 141.

Voting lasts until Friday at Noon and each person can only vote once a day. To vote, go to www.bakersfieldnow.com, click on hometown sports then click on Vote for your US Army All-Star and then click on vote.