Who are the top running backs in KY in 2019?

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    Who are the top running backs in KY in 2019?

    This is a position group that lost some great, accomplished backs to graduation a few weeks ago - Wan'Dale, McGinness, Bass, and Jackson, just to name a few. There are openings for the next wave of talented ball carriers to step in and fill those voids.

    For starters...

    Nick Mitchell (Sr., Glasgow)
    2018 - 2,071 yards/30 TDs/7.1 ypc
    Junior SzN - Nick Mitchell highlights - Hudl

    Jeriah Hightower (Sr., Madisonville-North Hopkins)
    2018 - 1,769/23 TDs/7.0 ypc
    Jeriah Hightower 218-219 season - Jeriah Hightower highlights - Hudl

    CA Collins (Sr., Breathitt County)
    2018 - 1,474 yards/21 TDs/11.3 ypc
    16 catches/390 yards/6 TDs
    C. A. Collins Best Plays 218 - Charles (CA) Collins highlights - Hudl

    Bronson Brown (Sr., Scott County)
    2018 - 1,494 yards/21 TDs/9.4 ypc
    Junior Year Highlights - Bronson Brown highlights - Hudl

    Keaton Martin (Sr., South Oldham)
    2018 - 1,509 yards/19 TDs/9.4 ypc
    junior year - Keaton Martin highlights - Hudl

    Q'Daryius McHenry (Jr., Ohio County)
    2018 - 1,500 yards/21 TDs/8.6 ypc
    28 catches/475 yards/4 TDs
    http://www.hudl.com/v/2BPATd

    Keontae Pittman (Jr., Ashland/offer from Cincinnati)
    2018 - 1,040 yards/15 TDs/10.1 ypc
    http://www.hudl.com/v/2AtcSc

    Lavell Wright (Jr., North Hardin/offers from UK, Tennessee, and WVU)
    2018 - 1,320 yards/19 TDs/7.4 ypc
    25 catches/287 yards/2 TDs
    http://www.hudl.com/v/2Avnhc

    A special mention goes to Belfry's entire backfield. Isaac Dixon and Ben Bentley combined for over 2,200 yards and 28 TDs on limited touches. Together, they averaged over 13 ypc. If Peyton Hensley returns healthy this year, you're looking at perhaps the deepest backfield in the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilMayCare View Post
    A special mention goes to Belfry's entire backfield. Isaac Dixon and Ben Bentley combined for over 2,200 yards and 28 TDs on limited touches. Together, they averaged over 13 ypc. If Peyton Hensley returns healthy this year, you're looking at perhaps the deepest backfield in the state.
    Dixon and Bentley are lethal together. They also had about 500 receiving yards.

    They had 2777 yards on only 184 touches, that is an average of 15.1 yards each time they touched the ball! They also averaged a TD approximately every 5 touches!

    That doesn't even factor in the kick return and defensive TD's they added. Between the two of them that is an additional 5 more TD's including a 100-yard Pick 6 to seal the win by Dixon against LexCath in the playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATLCat View Post
    Dixon and Bentley are lethal together. They also had about 500 receiving yards.

    They had 2777 yards on only 184 touches, that is an average of 15.1 yards each time they touched the ball! They also averaged a TD approximately every 5 touches!

    That doesn't even factor in the kick return and defensive TD's they added. Between the two of them that is an additional 5 more TD's including a 100-yard Pick 6 to seal the win by Dixon against LexCath in the playoffs.
    And correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Bentley hobbled by a lower body injury throughout last season? If Belfry's backfield can catch a break health wise, they'll be very hard to slow down, let alone stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilMayCare View Post
    And correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Bentley hobbled by a lower body injury throughout last season? If Belfry's backfield can catch a break health wise, they'll be very hard to slow down, let alone stop.
    He hurt his ankle against LexCath but played through it and then played hurt against Boyle County where he was far from himself. Dixon also got hurt and played the 2nd Half against Boyle.

    Not sure Belfry would have beat Boyle at 100%, but having both of those guys at their best it could have made for an electric 2nd Half.

    The big question for Belfry is going to be up front. The Pirates return one of the best High School linemen in the State in Wolford, but have some massive shoes to fill figuratively and literally along the OL.

    With Coleman moving to QB, and if Hensley can return after missing essentially all of last year with an injury, they sure have the talent to be a scary backfield though. Dixon may be the best player in KY that noone knows about.

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    Treyveon Longmire sophomore Corbin is going to be special.

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    Peyton Smith of Walton Verona was just selected to play in the Blue Grey All American Bowl January 13 at Mercedes Benz stadium home of the Atlanta Falcons. He competed against 6,750 kids to earn his spot as the running back for the grey team. Peyton had over 1000 all purpose yards last year as a junior, 15 TDs, 800 rushing yards on 120 carries. He is an explosive runner with phenomenal vision. Hands are elite and will go up for a ball with anyone. Expect to hear good things from this one. He also has a few offers with 1 full ride.

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