Best running backs in EKY last 20 years!

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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.
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    But how In the world could you forget Todd Asher??? IMO he was the best we've had In the last 20 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frances Bavier
    then Middlesboro, Corbin, and Evarts must be in California.

    Frances
    I always thought Middlesboro was In Claiborne County Tennessee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshstart
    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.

    Thats a little bold, to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshstart
    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.
    Better than Paul Hourning, Jim Brown, Walter Peyton, and Jim Thorpe?

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    Somerset has been bounced in and out of the Eastern Kentucky region the last 20 years or so. So I haven't seen all of these players so I'll just go with Somerset's best when they were in the district with Corbin and Middlesboro. Eric Jones is Somerset's all-time leading rusher and led the Jumpers to 3 straight regional titles from 87-89 the mountain region. He also leads in TD's and total yards. Just ask Corbin and Middlesboro how good he was.

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    He wasn't the best ever to play the game like that Reagan guy that is better than Farve, Rice, Montana, Bradshaw, Staubach and all those guys but he was pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southeast_bell
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    But how In the world could you forget Todd Asher??? IMO he was the best we've had In the last 20 years.
    I've thought about adding him several times but simply haven't had the time. What a back he was as well!!!!

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    If you are going to count Rockcastle as East ky. Then you have to throw in Southwestern and SW's Scott Blair of 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HITMEN FOOTBALL
    I just Have to put him out here by him self.
    Lynn Camp's QUENTON HENSON Ranked 5th in the state all time Career Rusher. With no 400 yard games or 3000 yard seasons he was consistent. 1st team all-state running back two years in a row. (but did not make the Kentucky all-star team!! How does that happen???????????
    Q. Henson IMO one of the best running backs to play in the state of Ky. ever. He more than anyone brought Lynn Camp football to the level they enjoy today. Why was he not on the all-star team? IMO two reasons 1. most all-star coaches use their buddies as assistants, and if push comes to shove their buddies players on the team if they can at all. 2. Quention's over the top, out of control attitude at times, turned off the Lex. Cat. coach, he was in charge of the team that year, there was no better player at his position that year in the state. Q. could be playing on Sunday these days if his attitude had been better, wonder where he is now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13th Analyst
    Henson carried the ball as many times as they could give it to him. He just wasn't that impressive to me at all and you could never convince me that he was legitametely looked at by those big schools. He was more like a Cumberland or Georgetown type player.

    Are you kidding with those stats?? 1013 yards in 96 and another back with 357 in 97?? Those are the weakest argument for balance that I have ever heard.

    Not too mention, I said when we played him in 1998, he was a non-factor. And that was his junior season. What does Lynn Camp being up at halftime the year before have to do with anything? If you want to be accurate, at least talk about the same year I'm talking about.
    NONFACTOR!!!!! you have got to be kidding! there was never a game Quention Henson was not some kind of factor, from his freshman year on, he played with several good backs his four years, Joe Melton, Nick Jackson, Jeff Johnson, Will Hollin, Shane Strunk, Nick Valentine, and others, sounds like he must have ran over you and you still feel it, Sjnce when is 1013 yards in a season not good stats? :fight: :fight: He had the body and ability to play at a D1 school maybe not the attitude.

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    I personally think that will stewart is one of the best running backs in the state today but he has had some bad luck. but he will be back next year to help corbin out

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    Who is Will Stewart? This thread is about the best rb in Ky the last 20 years,has this fellow even been in the backfield for the redhounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvance51
    Bobby Owens - Knott County

    1,698 yds 20 tds
    Owens had 1,874 yards Way to go Bobby O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Doug Howard
    Marty Reagan
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