Check out the list (based on performance this season and history):
1. Josh Villafane, Wallkill (508 yards, four touchdowns): A few words to describe Villafane – Tough. Durable. Fearless.
2. Matt Weaver, Warwick (566, 7): Monroe-Woodbury is likely the only team that will shut Weaver down. He could have another big win against Minisink Valley on Friday.
3. Anthony Dubose, Newburgh (276, 1): Only a sophomore, Dubose is the only player on this list who can say he played for a state championship and has an offer from Syracuse. His stats would be better if Newburgh wasn’t so deep in the backfield.
4. Francesco Pichardo, Washingtonville (431, 7): Another tough, physical runner, who is having a breakout year in Section 9.
5. Mike Martin, Pine Bush (344, 5): Speaking of breakout years. Martin missed most of last season with a broken collarbone. He’s on pace to go over 1,000 yards this season.
6. Khariff Laboy, New Paltz (358, 4): Laboy, a junior, has 2,224 rushing yards in three-plus years.
7. Mark Tooma, Monroe-Woodbury (235, 4): Warwick shut Tooma down last week, but the speedster should have some big AA games.
8. Matt Geisler, Pine Bush (237, 2): A prototypical football players. Geisler’s qualities include toughness and he’s selfless players.
9. Lawrence Young, Chester (520, 4): Put up his first of what could be many 200-yard games in his career against Millbrook last week. Young is a junior.
10. Jerry Nasi, O’Neill (293, 8): Nasi may not run for 1,786 yards like he did last year, but he’s going to probably go way over 1,000 for the defending Class C champs.
Five other RB’s to watch: Luke Zsido, Cornwall; Darryl Clark, New Paltz; Julian Vergeli, Washingtonville; Austin Beck, Marlboro, Kenny Jaycox, Liberty.