John F. Rhodes - Special Contributor 1. Michael Nelson, Garland Naaman Forest, 150 carries, 1,053 yards: Michael Nelson has played a big role in Naaman Forest's 2-0 start in District 11-5A and being the only 5A player with 1,000 rushing yards so far is promising. He has scores 12 of Naaman's 15 rushing touchdowns this season.
Brad McClendon - 2. Ta'Varius Luke, North Mesquite, 94 carries, 966 yards: Luke (5) is the leading rusher in North Mesquite's ground-and-pound attack, and is on pace for more than 1,000 yards this season. He is averaging more than 10 yards per carry, while teammate Corey Hunt is picking up a little more than 7.
Lisa Owens - 3. Dedrick Srivens, McKinney Boyd, 134 carries, 901 yards: Scrivens, a junior, has turned into McKinney Boyd's playmaker in 2013, leading the team in rushing yards and receiving hards. He had a monster game against Plano West, rushing for more than 260 yards and scoring 5 touchdowns.
Courtesy - Courtesy 4. Ervin Hill, Arlington Sam Houston, 96 carries, 889 yards: Already on pace for 1,000 rushing yards this year, Hill could also clear the 1,000 passing yards line by the end of the season. His 14 rushing touchdowns are among the area's best and he has thrown for four more.
Mike Stone - Contributor 5. Calvin Jones, Richardson Berkner, 94 carries, 826 yards: Calvin Jones has taken over as the do-everything quarterback at Berkner after Yedidiah Louis graduated in the spring. This season Jones has taken a majority of the carries while also throwing thee touchdown passes.
Brad McClendon / 6. Corey Hunt, North Mesquite, 114 carries, 817 yards: The other half of North Mesquite's rushing attack is carried by Hunt, who has picked up nine touchdowns this season.
Staff photo by MICHAEL AINSWORTH - DMN 7. Desmon White, DeSoto, 77 carries, 803 yards: White joins several other quarterbacks on the rushing leaders list and his speed has made him a weapon in DeSoto's offense. He recently committed to UNT, the first FBS school to offer him a scholarship.
Steve Hamm - Special Contributor 8. Shadavian Reed, Mesquite, 100 carries, 796 yards: Following the graduation of Junior Session, Reed has picked up duties as the primary ball-carrier at Mesquite. He had a breakout game against Horn, rushing for 203 yards and three touchdowns.
Steve Hamm - Special Contributor 9. Victor Williams, Midlothian, 98 carries, 765 yards: Williams, seen here making a tackle as a defensive back has helped carry Midlothian's offense, while averaging more than 7 yards per carry and scoring five touchdowns.
Mark Slette - Contributor 10. Charles West, Coppell, 79 carries, 747 yards: While he hasn't taken many carries, West has made the most of his opportunities, averaging almost 10 yards each time he is handed the ball. He is splitting time in Coppell's backfield with Gavin McDaniel, and together the pair have combined for 13 of Coppell's 18 touchdowns.
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