Best running backs in EKY last 20 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunFirst
    Ummm... Clark Co 1991. THE BEST BACKFIELD EVER

    Sorry, have to disagree :argue:

    1990 Ashland Tomcats wishbone of:
    FB - Charlie Johnson
    HB - Chris Hutt
    HB - Juan Thomas
    QB - David Brown

    they set the NATIONAL RECORD for Rushing yardage
    Who can top that?
    They had as dominating an exhibition of power in the finals as anyone I believe - and that was during Boones "whats a pass?" years with S. Alexander
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    I also forgot the mention Ashland's Marc Washington, who went on to become Princeton's all time leading rusher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13th Analyst
    Quite frankly, because Jarrod was slow and was only successful because of the system. He was a solid high school back but to be in my top 5 would mean I would want the ball in his hands more than the hands of these other guys and that just isn't happening.

    He should be on my list though. I'm sorry I left him off.

    Not trying to argue at all but SLOW?
    did you get to see him play much.
    if not i will try to get some video to you.
    Why wear one back out no matter how good he was when you have other backs that can get you positive yardage. Yes i agree the sytem and the team made him 2nd place for Mr. Football but that doesn't take anything away from his ability.

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    I saw Lawson play one quater of a game he rushed for 125 yards on 6 carries and he was sat down the rest of the game, think of the stats he would have if the coaches did not let up on weaker teams. And his senior year that happened alot. He also shared carries with the hoover kid.

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    Joe Melton- Lynn Camp
    Wayne Sevier- Lynn Camp
    Jeff Root-Lynn Camp

    Matt Bargo was another good back from Corbin Zach Prewitt also. Better than Cook I would like to think so. And Durell White had a good year, not career. He hit the area at a down time. Stick him on the 97' 98' m-boro team, and at his peak he would be a back up. He is doing well at Kentucky but who would'nt. Not a Bowl contender you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshlandTomcat41
    I also forgot the mention Ashland's Marc Washington, who went on to become Princeton's all time leading rusher.
    Don't worry, I had him on my list already.
    Good luck to the cats vs. Rock Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HITMEN FOOTBALL
    I saw Lawson play one quater of a game he rushed for 125 yards on 6 carries and he was sat down the rest of the game, think of the stats he would have if the coaches did not let up on weaker teams. And his senior year that happened alot. He also shared carries with the hoover kid.
    He didn't share alot of Carries with Hoover that was only in Jarrod's sophomore year. Then his Jr. year he had justin moore, dempsy ballou, and travis prewitt to share the deed with. The last two may have been small but very hard nosed runners. Then his Senior year was the same story.
    Why wear him out when you got other kids that can give you good yardage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HITMEN FOOTBALL
    I saw Lawson play one quater of a game he rushed for 125 yards on 6 carries and he was sat down the rest of the game, think of the stats he would have if the coaches did not let up on weaker teams. And his senior year that happened alot. He also shared carries with the hoover kid.
    You can use that argument for any of the backs listed in this thread. For example, do you think Jon Chapman played a lot of 3rd and 4th quarters during his career? On the flipside, what if Corbin had played teams like the '02 Breathitt squad more often than not, instead of weaker teams? I know if Breathitt had played too many teams like Boyle County and Fort Knox in '96, Chapman's career numbers wouldn't have been quite as good.

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    I promise you can say what you want HITMEN FOOTBALL is right, his stats would have been alot better.
    The 02' team could have probably won 4A that year, best high school football team i have ever seen.

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    Doug Howard Belfry
    David Jones Belfry
    Arliss Beach Ashland

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3high
    I love this thread. Here goes my list:

    Ashland:
    Juan Thomas
    Chris Hutt
    Charlie Johnson
    Ryan Blake
    Marc Washington
    Jason Nichols
    Jack Smith
    Arliss Beach

    Boyd County
    David Caldwell
    Zach Fugeman
    Jake Hughes

    East Carter
    Darren Fite

    Fairview
    Nathan Holbrook
    Chris Jennings
    Glenn Reliford
    Stephen Crisp

    Greenup County
    Brandon Gable

    Johnson Central
    Scott Salyers
    Ron Blume
    Mike Bowling

    Lawrence County
    Mike West
    Lee Abshire
    Nick Meadows

    Raceland
    James Boggs
    J.B. Newman
    Mike Stewart

    Russell
    Josh Gross
    Jeff Frasure
    Robert Brown
    Drew Ramey (QB)
    Doug Oborne

    West Carter
    Thomas Flannery
    Good List I would add:

    Lawrence County -
    Fred Dean
    Tater McKenzie
    Eric Cantrell
    Webb Roberts
    James Storts

    Raceland -
    Michael Sammons

    Prestonburg-
    Hyden
    Garza

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13th Analyst
    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
    Since this is merely a matter of opinion, your favorites are as good as anyone else, so I won't challenge your (or anyone else's) picks.

    That said, I would have to ask you where you think Ashland is located? If Ashland isn't Eastern Kentucky, then Middlesboro, Corbin, and Evarts must be in California.

    Frances

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    Greg Hackney
    Brent Coleman
    Steve and JJ Bailey-all from Pikeville
    Scotty Russell- Evarts
    Arliss Beach-Ashland
    Jones and Howard-Belfry
    Deshea Henson-Clay Co.
    Honorable mention-
    Ron Blume-Johnson Central

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    Bobby Owens - Knott County

    1,698 yds 20 tds

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    Marty Reagan, Rockcastle Co. Leave him off and you havn'tfollowed HS football. He was the best all around player to ever play the game.

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