Another dominant game last night by Kentwood’s Demitrius Bronson brought me to this realization: there are an awful lot of good running backs in the area this fall.
And the numbers back me up: Score-It’s leaderboard lists 30 kids averaging at least 100 yards rushing per game. So if you’re heading out to a game tonight, there’s a good chance you’ll see a 100-yard rusher.
And if you’re heading to a game featuring one of these guys, the area’s top five rushers, you’re likely going to see even better:
In our question of the week for Thursday’s prep page, we asked readers to name the state’s top football player — of all time — and guess what? They were all running backs. And in the spirit of Corey Dillon and Joe Steele, today’s players have kept it up (which we writers certainly don’t mind; more running means quicker games).
If you didn’t get the chance to chime in on our question of the week, you can do so here — who’s the best high-school player you’ve ever seen in Washington? And who’s the guy you like to watch these days?
1. Kate Deines, Issaquah, girls soccer. Scored a hat trick in 4-1 victory against Mount Si.
2. Zack Gagnon, Auburn Riverside, football. Caught touchdown passes of 44, 31 and 36 yards in 27-12 win against White River.
3. Demitrius Bronson, Kentwood, football. String of 200-yard games comes to an end; string of wins for Kentwood doesn’t after his 178-yard performance.
Tonight’s top games
1. Bainbridge at O’Dea, football, 7 p.m. at West Seattle Stadium. Bainbridge could throw a huge wrench in Metro with O’Dea-Eastside Catholic’s showdown next week.
2. Snohomish at Mariner, football, 7 p.m. at Goddard Stadium. Should be interesting to see how Snohomish rebounds after last week’s loss to Oak Harbor.
3. Mount Si at Issaquah, football, 7:30 p.m. It might not seem like a big game, but this one could go a long way in determining who plays in the postseason.