(WBNG Binghatmon) Here's a look at the top running backs for 2011.
The Maine-Endwell Spartans won the state championship for the first time since 2004 and one of the biggest reasons why is the running game.
The Spartans have 3 quality backs but the one who stood out the most was junior Nick Sorrenti.
Despite splitting carries, Sorrenti ran for over 900 yards and 6 touchdowns in the regular season, but he also punished defenses physically where it often took several guys to bring him down.
And as he showed in the state playoffs, even multiple guys couldn't take him down.
He got off to a slow start this season, but once conference play started, JJ Jones kicked it into another gear.
A repeat winner of the top running back, Jones ran for 13-hundred yards and 15 touchdowns, including a 265 yard, 3 touchdown performance against Corning where he literally ran over the defense.
Not bad for a guy who split carries with 3 other people.
He finished second in section 4 in rushing with more than 13-hundred and 50 yards and was only held under 100 yards in one game this season.
Oxford's Paul Wonka was the focus of the offense, scoring a team high 9 touchdowns.
He had 2 200 yard rushing games including a 289 yard performance against Windsor in the season finale.
Chenango Forks is known for it's strong running game and that was the case again this year thanks to Lukas Aston.
Aston rushed for 901 yards on the season, scoring 9 touchdowns in the vaunted triple option offense.
One of his best games of the year came against Chenango Valley, where Aston rushed for 117 yards and scored 3 touchdowns in a 21-7 win.
The best running back this season is class B goes to Oneonta's Bryce Wooden.
In 6 games, Wooden ran for 790 yards and scored 12 touchdowns, scoring 3 touchdowns in 3 different games this season.
He also had 20 carries or more in 5 of the 6 games he played in this season.