There was a lot of talk about whether or not Burroughs running back Zander Anding would play versus the Hoover High Tornadoes. Truth be told, the Indians could have easily rested their star for November 11’s big game against Burbank and the ensuing playoffs. But the senior and his coach, Keith Knoop, also saw the value in getting him a little work after Anding missed last week’s loss at Muir due to a partially collapsed lung suffered the previous week versus Crescenta Valley.
Ultimately, Anding make a brief appearance in the second and third quarters against Hoover — and as usual be made a big impact. He carried just six times for 222 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Burroughs blasted Hoover 42-14 in a game at Glendale HIgh School.
His 90-yard TD run midway through the third quarter gave the Tribe a 28-0 lead. Anding now has 2105 yards on the season and 21 touchdowns — both single season marks. The limited action did keep Anding from a fifth straight 300 yard game, which would have made him only the second player in state history to reach that feat. Instead of records, the Indians decided to polish-up its pass attack with bigger games on the horizon. Quarterback Brad Hunt completed eight of 11 passes for 96 yards and three touchdowns.