YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The area produced many great running backs this season. Hubbard’s TC Caffey led the area in rushing with 2638 yards. DeMarcus McElroy (Ursuline) and Anthony Stallworth (Farrell) are still playing this weekend as both have exceeded the 2,000-yard mark for this year.

Thirty-two local standouts ran for over 1,000-yards this season. Three schools featured a pair of ball carriers who surpassed the 1,000-yard plateau (Champion, LaBrae and West Branch). Six other schools had two runners that ran for over 700-yards apiece (Grove City, McDonald, Newton Falls, Sebring, Ursuline, Warren JFK). There were 16 different cases where the quarterback led their respective schools in rushing. Three schools had their featured ball carrier also lead the way on the receiving end (Southern, Warren JFK, Wilmington).

The statistics below includes schools from the All-American Conference, Eastern Buckeye Conference, Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference, Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference, Northeast 8 Conference, Northeastern Athletic Conference and Steel Valley Conference as well as District 10, Beaver Local, East Liverpool, New Castle and Warren JFK. Those that haven’t reported yet are Leetonia and Mercer.

2021 Individual Rushing Leaders
Rushing Yards
1.TC Caffey (Hubbard/SR) – 2638
2.DeMarcus McElroy (Ursuline/SR) – 2348
3.Anthony Stallworth (Farrell/SR) – 2340
4.Chase Oehlstrom (Carrollton/JR) – 2231
5.Jalen Wagner (Reynolds/JR) – 2069
6.Anthony Demma (Garfield/SR) – 2066
7.Beau Brungard (Springfield/SR) – 1754
8.Antwan Brown (Warren JFK/SR) – 1737
9.David Altiere (Western Reserve/SR) – 1702
10.Dylan Dominguez (South Range/SR) – 1693
11.Devin Carter (LaBrae/SR) – 1658
12.Noah Frederick (Sebring/SR) – 1569
13.Antuan Gardner (Niles/SO) – 1535
14.Jack Fulton (Poland/SR) – 1369
15.Jackson Johnson (Salem/JR) – 1321
16.Steven Marra (West Branch/SR) – 1273
17.Gavin Murdock (Lakeview, PA/SR) – 1265
18.Devin Toothman (East Liverpool/SR) – 1244
19.Nathan Gilligan (McDonald/SR) – 1219
20.Aidan Stephens (LaBrae/SR) – 1202
21.Matthew Woomer (Howland/SR) – 1191
22.Michael Palmer (Girard/JR) – 1174
23.Roclen Bettura (Crestview/JR) – 1158
24.Bobby Makin (Waterloo/SR) – 1143
25.Luke Edwards (Wilmington/SR) – 1127
26.Dru DeShields (West Branch/JR) – 1126
27.Curtis Hovis (Grove City/SR) – 1088
28.Carter Rapczak (Newton Falls/SO) – 1050
29.Levi Swartz (Greenville/SR) – 1049
30.Colton Soukup (Southern/JR) – 1039
31.Joey Fell (Champion/JR) – 1031
32.Keegan McDermott (Champion/SR) – 1028
33.Chris Roth (Sharpsville/SR) – 1026
34.Chris Hood (New Castle/SR) – 1023
35.Grant Hitchcock (Jefferson/JR) – 1010
36.Matthew Jones (Chaney/FR) – 1009
37.Sean O’Horo (Boardman/SR) – 967
38.Logan Hawk (McDonald/SR) – 930
39.Donovan Pawlowski (Brookfield/JR) – 909
40.Broc Lowry (Canfield/JR) – 871
41.Vinny Ballone (Lowellville/JR) – 870
42.Kayden Davis (Alliance/JR) – 843
43.Brady Shannon (Ursuline/SR) – 832
44.Elijah Frederick (Sebring/SR) – 818
45.Tam Church (SR/Canton South) – 779
46.Anthony Nemec (Grove City/JR) – 772
47.Devin Sherwood (Fitch/SR) – 768
48.Davontae Miller (Cardinal Mooney/SR) – 756
49.Michael Mauro (Warren JFK/SR) – 749
50.Eythan Evans (Jackson-Milton/SR) – 713

Rushing Touchdowns
1.DeMarcus McElroy (Ursuline/SR) – 43
2.TC Caffey (Hubbard/SR) – 37
3.Beau Brungard (Springfield/SR) – 32
4.Steven Marra (West Branch/SR) – 30
4.Anthony Stallworth (Farrell/SR) – 30
6.Anthony Demma (Garfield/SR) – 29
7.Aidan Stephens (LaBrae/SR) – 28
8.Antwan Brown (Warren JFK/SR) – 25
9.Dylan Dominguez (South Range/SR) – 24
10.Jalen Wagner (Reynolds/JR) – 23
11.Devin Carter (LaBrae/Sr) – 22
12.Chase Oehlstrom (Carrollton/JR) – 21
13.Jackson Johnson (Salem/JR) – 20
14.David Altiere (Western Reserve/SR) – 19
15.Antuan Gardner (Niles/SO) – 18
16.Kayden Davis (Alliance/JR) – 16
16.Dru DeShields (West Branch/JR) – 16
16.Levi Swartz (Greenville/SR) – 16
19.Luke Edwards (Wilmington/SR) – 15
19.Jack Fulton (Poland/SR) – 15
19.Nathan Gilligan (McDonald/SR) – 15
19.Keegan McDermott (Champion/SR) – 15
19.Donovan Pawlowski (Brookfield/JR) – 15
19.Colton Soukup (Southern/JR) – 15
25.Roclen Bettura (Crestview/JR) – 14
25.Austin Colletti (Carrollton/SR) – 14
25.Michael Crawford (Canfield/SR) – 14
25.Grant Hitchcock (Jefferson/JR) – 14
25.Bobby Makin (Waterloo/SR) – 14
25.Michael Mauro (Warren JFK/SR) – 14
25.Gavin Murdock (Lakeview, PA/SR) – 14
25.Michael Palmer (Girard/JR) – 14
25.Matthew Woomer (Howland/SR) – 14
34.Chris Hood (New Castle/SR) – 13
34.Broc Lowry (Canfield/JR) – 13
34.Anthony Nemec (Grove City/JR) – 13
34.Bo Snyder (Springfield/SR) – 13
38.Tam Church (Canton South/SR) – 12
38.Austin Cline (Beaver Local/SO) – 12
38.Joey Fell (Champion/JR) – 12
38.Devin Sherwood (Fitch/SR) – 12
42.Vinny Ballone (Lowellville/JR) – 11
42.Curtis Hovis (Grove City/SR) – 11
42.Dalys Jett (Harding/JR) – 11
42.Devin Toothman (East Liverpool/SR) – 11
46.Nic Bengala (Girard/JR) – 10
46.Blaize Exline (Salem/SR) – 10
46.Noah Frederick (Sebring/SR) – 10
46.Caleb Hadley (Warren JFK/SO) – 10
46.Logan Hawk (McDonald/SR) – 10
46.Matthew Jones (Chaney/FR) – 10
46.Wyatt Morris (Southern/JR) – 10
46.Chris Roth (Sharpsville/SR) – 10
46.Billy Skripac (South Range/JR) – 10
46.DJ Williams (Fitch/SO) – 10

Rushing Yards per Carry Average (minimum of 50 carries)
1.Colton Soukup (Southern/JR) – 17.9
2.Anthony Stallworth (Farrell/SR) – 142.8
3.Beau Brungard (Springfield/SR) – 11.9
4.Antwan Brown (Warren JFK/SR) – 11.0
5.Jayveerh White (Sharon/JR) – 10.8
6.Jalen Wagner (Reynolds/JR) – 10.7
7.Christian Davis (Brookfield/FR) – 10.5
8.Camryn Brainard (Newton Falls/JR) – 10.0
9.Anthony Demma (Garfield/SR) – 9.9
9.Noah Frederick (Sebring/SR) – 9.9
11.Vinny Ballone (Lowellville/JR) – 9.7
12.Ben Wilcox (Hubbard/JR) – 9.5
13.Keegan McDermott (Champion/SR) – 9.4
13.Haydin McLaughlin (Reynolds/JR) – 9.4
15.Devin Toothman (East Liverpool/SR) – 9.2
16.Devin Carter (LaBrae/SR) – 9.0
17.Levi Swartz (Greenville/SR) – 8.9
18.Andrew Blackmon (East/SO) – 8.8
19.Dylan Dominguez (South Range/SR) – 8.7
20.Isaiah Greathouse (Wellsville/JR) – 8.5
20.Bo Snyder (Springfield/SR) – 8.5
22.Luke Edwards (Wilmington/SR) – 8.4
22.Chad McCrae (Girard/JR) – 8.4
24.Logan Hawk (McDonald/SR) – 8.3
24.Wyatt Morris (Southern/JR) – 8.3
26.TC Caffey (Hubbard/SR) – 8.2
27.Chase Eye (Windham/JR) – 8.1
27.Elijah Frederick (Sebring/SR) – 8.1
27.Matthew Jones (Chaney/FR) – 8.1
30.David Altiere (Western Reserve/SR) – 8.0
30.Grant Hitchcock (Jefferson/JR) – 8.0
30.Nathan Rohrman (Mineral Ridge/JR) – 8.0
30.Aidan Stephens (LaBrae/SR) – 8.0
34.Dom Parker (Poland/SR) – 7.8
34.Dru DeShields (West Branch/JR) – 7.7
34.Michael Mauro (Warren JFK/SR) – 7.7
37.Kayvon Moore (Campbell Memorial/SR) – 7.6
37.Rayvion Wilbon-Venable (Kennedy Catholic/FR) – 7.6
39.Tre’Von Drake (LaBrae/SR) – 7.4
40.Jesse Grace (Garfield/JR) – 7.3
40.Gavin Murdock (Lakeview, PA/SR) – 7.3
42.Grant Knight (United/JR) – 7.2
43.Landan Bates (Hubbard/SR) – 7.1
43.Jack Fulton (Poland/SR) – 7.1
43.Nathan Gilligan (McDonald/SR) – 7.1
43.Michael Palmer (Girard/JR) – 7.1
47.Malachi Hyde (Greenville/SO) – 7.0
48.DeMarcus McElroy (Ursuline/SR) – 6.9
49.Jackson Johnson (Salem/JR) – 6.8
49.Dominic Maniscalco (Salem/SO) – 6.8
49.Chris Roth (Sharpsville/SR) – 6.8