Top MS Running Backs This Century

Tig Barksdale- Photo by Inside NE Miss High School Sports

We asked twitter to help us name the best running back in Mississippi high school football this century (throw in 2000 too). Currently that list has South Panola’s Tig Barksdale as the state’s top pick with Brandon’s Jerious Norwood and Anthony Dixon of Terry close behind. Terry Grant of Lumberton checks in at #4.

We also asked fans to help us put together a larger list of some of the top running backs during that time. Here are some of the players nominated and listed in no particular order. If you see an omission, let us know by giving us a follow on twitter.

  • Stevan Ridley – Trinity Episcopal
  • Aeris Williams – West Point
  • Derek Pegues (QB) – South Panola
  • Cam Akers – Clinton
  • Jamal Pittman – Columbia
  • Cordera Eason – Meridian
  • Billy Joe Johnson – George County
  • Qyen Griffin – South Panola
  • Ken Davis – Tupelo
  • Coco Hodge – Clinton
  • Bobo Brown – Madison Central
  • Jeremy Bibbs – Northwest Rankin
  • Nick Parker – South Panola
  • Damion Fletcher – Biloxi
  • Kendrick Hardy – Lawrence County
  • Malik Dear – Murrah
  • Clarence McDougal – Clinton
  • Ashton Shumpert – Itawamba AHS
  • Darrell Henderson – South Panola
  • Marcus Griffin – South Panola
  • Chris Goff – Hancock
  • Lee Chambers – Coffeeville
  • Robert Elliott – Okolona
  • Johnny Brown – Charleston
  • Brandon Jackson – Horn Lake
  • Lavarus Giles – Ray Brooks
  • Derrick Davis – Meridian
  • Torey Staten – D’Iberville
  • Larry Thomas – Callaway