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New Albany's Payton leading the nation in rushing

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - New Albany High School running back Tuwan Payton is the leading rusher in the nation.

Payton has rushed for 1,278 yards in the Bulldogs first 5 games, an average of 255.6 yards per game. According to maxpreps.com, that ranks #1 in the country.

"I mean it's crazy, I never thought that I would be on top of the nation in rushing, but I mean, I get the ball that amount of times, I should, I feel accomplished," Payton said.

New Albany head coach Charlie Fields said that it's really a team accomplishment, but that Payton is a model student-athlete. "He's an example we can tell the younger kids, do this stuff, this way, great things will happen to you. He's a great tool that we can go through and show the younger kids, there is success if you follow our program, our program works," Fields said.

The Bulldogs are 3-2 and host Madison (2-3) on Friday night at 7 p.m. Payton has also scored 16 touchdowns in the first five games.

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