Best running backs in EKY last 20 years!

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    Not too much knowledge if nobody even mentions Matt Slone-P-burg?
    Anyone remember him? :creepy:
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    Henson Could have went any where he wanted.6'2" 220 he set the record for the dead lift at King of the Bluegrass as a Jr. in his wieght class 615 lbs Michigan came down took him to dinner and begged him to take his ACT's, Alabama said "he could be the next Sean Alexander", Mississippi State,UT,UofL, just to name a few. He just did'nt think school was for him. Every one else wanted it more than he did."Trust me"

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    Ummm... Clark Co 1991. THE BEST BACKFIELD EVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunFirst
    Ummm... Clark Co 1991. THE BEST BACKFIELD EVER
    Do you consider Clark County as being in Eastern Kentucky?

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    East of I-75...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HITMEN FOOTBALL
    Henson Could have went any where he wanted.6'2" 220 he set the record for the dead lift at King of the Bluegrass as a Jr. in his wieght class 615 lbs Michigan came down took him to dinner and begged him to take his ACT's, Alabama said "he could be the next Sean Alexander", Mississippi State,UT,UofL, just to name a few. He just did'nt think school was for him. Every one else wanted it more than he did."Trust me"
    Henson was a great runner but he was not the best by any means. His numbers look so good because he literally got the ball 40+ times a game. There were many times I saw him play when he wasn't even the best back on the field. For instance, against Middlesboro in 1998, Henson junior year, he was a non-factor.

    Everyone on here is forgetting what great backs that Middlesboro has had in the past 10 to 15 years. Eric Witherspoon in the early 90s was a specimen, just under used. Didn't make near the grades even though he was getting hounded by college coaches.


    Here are some backs that come to mind when I think of EKY football.


    Brent Coleman-Pikeville
    Doug Howard-Belfry
    Shawn Robbins-Bell County
    David Kelley-Middlesboro
    David Jones-Belfry
    Mike West-Lawerence County
    Arliss Beach-Ashland (possibly eastern Kentucky)
    Scott Powell-Middlesboro
    Scott Russell-Evarts
    Durrell White-Middlesboro
    Jon Chapman-Breathitt County
    Quinton Henson-Lynn Camp
    Eric Witherspoon-Middlesboro
    Stephen Cook-Corbin

    My top 5 are in bold. However, I feel very strongly that Stephen Cook and Scott Powell both would have been in the top 5 had they not had such serious injuries.

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    I played against Middlesboro in the 98 Region 4 championship game and I agree with you in that Kelley was a very good RB and should be on the list IMO. That was a great Middlesboro team...I think we had them tied at the half then about 5 minutes into the 2nd half we were down by 30...it was unreal. We played against Henson and Lynn Camp the week before and I agree with you in that he was the entire Lynn Camp offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13th Analyst
    Henson was a great runner but he was not the best by any means. His numbers look so good because he literally got the ball 40+ times a game. There were many times I saw him play when he wasn't even the best back on the field. For instance, against Middlesboro in 1998, Henson junior year, he was a non-factor.

    Everyone on here is forgetting what great backs that Middlesboro has had in the past 10 to 15 years. Eric Witherspoon in the early 90s was a specimen, just under used. Didn't make near the grades even though he was getting hounded by college coaches.


    Here are some backs that come to mind when I think of EKY football.


    Brent Coleman-Pikeville
    Doug Howard-Belfry
    Shawn Robbins-Bell County
    David Kelley-Middlesboro
    David Jones-Belfry
    Mike West-Lawerence County
    Arliss Beach-Ashland (possibly eastern Kentucky)
    Scott Powell-Middlesboro
    Scott Russell-Evarts
    Durrell White-Middlesboro
    Jon Chapman-Breathitt County
    Quinton Henson-Lynn Camp
    Eric Witherspoon-Middlesboro
    Stephen Cook-Corbin

    My top 5 are in bold. However, I feel very strongly that Stephen Cook and Scott Powell both would have been in the top 5 had they not had such serious injuries.
    No possible to it Ashland is North East Ky. So therefore it is Eastern Ky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheGame
    I played against Middlesboro in the 98 Region 4 championship game and I agree with you in that Kelley was a very good RB and should be on the list IMO. That was a great Middlesboro team...I think we had them tied at the half then about 5 minutes into the 2nd half we were down by 30...it was unreal. We played against Henson and Lynn Camp the week before and I agree with you in that he was the entire Lynn Camp offense.
    That was quite a game. Kelley was unreal his whole career but that game it was Scott Powell, their other runningback that scored 5 TDs. I say that because I think you may have them confused.

    The thing about those two backs was that Kelley had been so successful throughout his career that his senior season, 1998, a lot of teams were keying on him and that opened the way for Scott Powell to show some of his skills. That season Powell rushed for 1480 yards and Kelley with 1460.

    Kelley, however, was also a dangerous reciever and kickoff returner. He was quite the competitor.

    I have to give props to your guys though. Coleman was nearly unstoppable. I remember when Middlesboro played Pikeville either in 97 or 96 and Coleman ran all over them.

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    Juan Thomas - Ashland
    Josh Gross - Russell
    Chris Jennings - Fairview
    David Jones - Belfry
    Arliss Beach - Ashland
    Brent Coleman - Pikeville
    Michael West - Lawrence Co
    Shawn Robbins - Bell Co
    Marty Regan - Rockcastle Co
    Eric Day - Russell

    My top 10

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    Juan Thomas
    Chris Hutt
    Arliss Beach
    Michael West
    Josh Gross
    Jason Nichols
    David Jones

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    My Top 5

    Steve Bailey - Pikeville
    Doug Howard - Belfry
    David Jones - Belfry
    Juan Thomas - Ashland
    Jon Chapman - Breathitt Co.

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    Jon Chapman only played about 4 games his senior season at Pikeville and still finished his career with almost 100 TD's (98, I think)...he should be on any top 10 list, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide
    Jon Chapman only played about 4 games his senior season at Pikeville and still finished his career with almost 100 TD's (98, I think)...he should be on any top 10 list, IMO.

    Thats exactly why he is on my Top 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5wide
    Jon Chapman only played about 4 games his senior season at Pikeville and still finished his career with almost 100 TD's (98, I think)...he should be on any top 10 list, IMO.
    I had him in my top 5 as well!!

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