There was not much depth to the Burroughs High football team during the 2011 season.
With a workhorse of a running back in senior Zander Anding, the Indians were able to have a productive year despite possessing a one-dimensional offensive attack.
"We couldn't pass to save our lives last season," said Burroughs Coach Keith Knoop, whose team opens the season Aug. 31 against Paraclete at Memorial Field. "We tried to throw and we failed miserably. We would get something like 30 yards a game. It was embarrassing."
Luckily for the team, it had Anding. He rushed for 2,686 yards in 204 carries and 26 touchdowns (30 total touchdowns). He averaged 13.17 yards a carry and a whopping 268.6 yards a game. According to MaxPreps.com, Anding's yards-per-carry average was tops in the country and No. 1 in state and his per-game average and yards-per-carry averages were first in the state.
In addition, Anding notched five games in which he gained 300 yards or more, his best effort coming with a 393-yard performance in a league game against Glendale to set a Burroughs record. He holds the top five spots on the all-time list. His 2,686 total yards also set a single-season record, as did his 182 points.