Posted On: 08/22/20 3:50 PM

The spring promises yet another wide-open Class 4A football season with several teams competing for the state championship. Here are the top five running backs in Class 4A:

Bracxton Hall, Ruidoso: An uncommon first name and an uncommon talent. A key part of one of Class 4A’s best offensive combinations, Hall rushed for 635 yards on 151 carries (12.6 per game) in 12 games last season. Together with 6-foot-3 TE Grant OberheuGrantOberheu6'3" | LBRuidoso | 2021StateNM, who will play at the next level, Hall looks to help Ruidoso improve on a 5-7 record and quarterfinal loss to Bloomfield in last fall’s 4A playoffs.

Cayden Dunn, Moriarty: Moriarty finished with a 2-9 record last season, which explains why Dunn, a rising junior, is practically unknown outside of his hometown heading into the spring season. Dunn rushed for 791 yards and averaged 7.1 yards per carry in 2019. If Moriarty climbs the 4A ladder in the spring, Dunn will carry them there, especially in the wake of the tragic passing of Pedro Sandoval in an automobile accident a few months ago.

Terrell (TJ) Hocker, Grants: Hocker served faithfully as Grants’ No. 2 running back behind 2,000-yard rusher Isaiah Johnson last season, gaining 536 yards

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