Week 5 Player Preview

Posted On: 08/28/20 4:46 PM

Last season taught us that the future is bright for running backs at the Class 3A level. Many of the top ball carriers in that classification are sophomores or juniors. Here are the top five running backs in Class 3A:

Cayden Walton, Raton: No doubt whatsoever as to the best Class 3A running back going into the spring. And Walton is just a sophomore after rushing for 1,907 yards and 19 touchdowns on 233 carries as a freshman last season. Raton already has arguably the top QB in Class 3A in Dylan QuartieriDylanQuartieri6'1" | QBRaton | 2022StateNM, giving them the most dynamic QB-RB in the classification. The Tigers are a title contender after going 6-6 in 2019.

Jordan Armijo, Socorro: The Warriors went 11-2 and reached the 3A state championship game last season on the strength of a productive ground game (5 rushers with 280+ yards) led by Armijo, who totaled 588 yards and five touchdowns in 71 carries, an average of 8.3 yards per carry. Armijo is a junior, so he has two more years of HS football ahead of him.

Damian Gallegos, West Las Vegas: Continuing the trend of talented young running backs in Class 3A, Gallegos rushed for 773

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