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A look at the top running backs in the Southland:

September 02, 2004|Eric Sondheimer

*--* CITY SECTIO N Rk Name, School Ht. Wt. Yr. Comment 1 Marlon Lucky, No. 6-0 210 Sr. Very powerful runner Hollywood 2 Jeremiah Johnson, 5-10 185 Sr. Averaged 9.2 yards a Dorsey carry 3 Stafon Johnson, 5-11 190 Jr. Rushed for 1,464 yards, Dorsey 19 TDs 4 C.J. Gable, Sylmar 6-1 190 Jr. If his line blocks, beware 5 Shelton Banks, 5-10 185 Sr. Taft's offense is full Taft of weapons 6 Brian Stuart, 5-7 175 Sr. Has speed and breakaway Birmingham ability 7 Major Culbert, 6-1 190 Jr. A punishing runner Narbonne 8 Dwayne Sanders, 6-0 175 Sr. Will be All-City player Carson 9 James Wilson, 6-0 185 Sr. Lots of speed, moves Marshall SOUTHE RN SECTIO N 1 Chane Moline, 6-2 235 Jr. Fullback with big-play Mission Viejo skills 2 Matt Lee, St. 5-7 165 Sr. Rushed for 2,133 yards, Bonaventure 35 TDs 3 Toby Gerhart, 6-0 205 Jr. Had 3,035 yards, 33 TDs Norco in 11 games 4 George Hypolite, 6-3 245 Sr. Fullback who knocks down Loyola linebackers 5 Aaron Capers, 6-1 180 Sr. Has big-time skills Charter Oak 6 Davon Brown, 5-11 180 Jr. Averaged 10.1 yards as a South Torrance sophomore 7 A.J. Scott, Palm 5-11 195 Sr. Rushed for 1,417 yards, Springs 17 TDs 8 Joe Sarpong, 6-0 180 Sr. Player on the rise Colony 9 Aaron Ware, Oaks 6-1 190 Sr. One of the best when Christian healthy 10 Trason Bragg, 6-0 200 Sr. Ready to go for 2,000 Loyola yards 11 Randle Harris, 5-10 180 Sr. Finished 8th in state Crespi 100 meters 12 Rodney Glass, 5-10 160 Jr. Fast, exciting S.O. Notre Dame first-year player 13 Jesse Ramirez, 5-7 160 Sr. Rushed for 2,294 yards, Schurr 37 TDs 14 Jeff Rapoport, 5-11 180 Jr. Averaged 10.5 yards per Westlake carry 15 Dane Morck, 5-11 200 Sr. Has skills to be top Peninsula player 16 Dwight Tardy, St. 5-11 200 Sr. Tough, powerful runner Paul 17 Chad Kackert, 5-8 175 Sr. Scored 49 touchdowns Grace Brethren 18 Cortes Rice, Los 6-1 205 Sr. It's time to show what Alamitos he can do 19 Audarrius Bailey, 5-9 170 Jr. Rushed for 1,717 yards Arcadia 20 Ricky Russell, 6-1 210 Sr. Hard to bring down Mater Dei 21 Josh Miller, 6-0 200 Sr. Gained 1,064 yards in Valley View six games 22 Will Strong, 6-0 180 Sr. Rushed for 1,372 yards, Nordhoff 24 TDs 23 Kyle Crisp, Upland 6-1 175 Jr. Gained 140 yards against Norco 24 Nick Acuna, Don 6-0 190 Sr. Rushed for 1,876 yards Bosco 25 Jeff Keller, 5-7 175 Sr. Rushed for 2,500 yards Northwood in two years 26 Sean Smith, Blair 6-3 208 Sr. Has size to run over defenders 27 Dylan Beaman, 5-10 180 Sr. Scored 44 touchdowns Bishop Union 28 Daniel Wolverton, 5-11 190 Sr. A fast, powerful tailback Moorpark 29 Jamaal Villa, 6-2 185 Sr. Rushed for 1,483 yards, Irvine 18 TDs -- Eric Sondhe imer

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