Chris Busby

Chris Busby has rushed for more than 1,200 yards this season.

Scottsbluff running back Christopher Busby has rushed for 1,268 yards and 20 touchdowns for the 10-0 Bearcats. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior has reached the century mark in eight of the Bearcats' 10 games.

"When my team really needs me in certain situations I have been able to do things," Busby said. "We have a good offensive line and they have helped me achieve everything I have this year."

Busby has two scholarship offers from in-state Division II schools, UNK and Chadron State. FCS program Northern Colorado has also expressed interest.

"I went to Chadron's camp this summer and that is when they offered me," Busby said. "I went to Northern Colorado just to visit the campus this summer and I really do like the campus."

It isn't guaranteed he'll play running back in college. This season Busby has also played defensive back and has recorded 14 tackles.

"I have some schools talking to me about playing defensive back and some as a running back," Busby said. "It's kind of split down the middle."

Busby is keeping his options open and letting the season play out before focusing more on his recruitment.

He and his teammates have one goal — to bring the Bearcats a Class B state title and reach their first championship game since a runner-up finish in 2000.

"We have been able to hold each other accountable," Busby said. "If someone makes a mistake we have been able to correct mistakes without yelling at each other. In order to achieve what we want we have to work together."

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