Posted On: 10/12/20 6:46 PM

There are some new running backs to know in the state of Georgia, and many of them are from the smallest of towns. While some schools have played more games than others during this craziest of seasons, there are plenty of small-town backs who have made the most of the 2020 season so far.

 

Jessie Phelps Jr. - Rutland

It hasn’t been an ideal season so far for the 1-3 Rutland Hurricanes, but running back Jessie Phelps Jr. has been a bright spot. He’s not the biggest back at 5-foot8 205-pounds, but he’s a bruiser who knows how to break tackles. He’s not a speedster and won’t out-run any defensive backs, but he’s been a reliable bell-cow for Rutland through four games. Phelps has rushed for over 1,000 yards so far, averaging 250.5 yards per game. He’s also reached the end-zone 10 times. His biggest game this season came against the Academy for Classical Education. Not known for their football, Phelps ran all over them for 321 yards and 6 touchdowns. The senior currently leads the state in rushing with 1,002 yards.

 

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