After two straight trips to the Class A state football tournament, including the 2009 state title, and finishing his career as Minneota's all-time leading rusher, Vikings senior Brandon Anderson has one more accolade to add:?All-State second teamer.
Anderson was one of three running backs on the Associated Press All-State second team. The All-State team is voted on by statewide sportswriters and broadcasters.
DeLaSalle running back Reggie Gandy was named the AP All-State player of the year.
Anderson, who finished his career at Minneota with 4,641 rushing yards, capped off his senior year with 1,787 rushing yards and 30 rushing touchdowns. In 14 games this season, Anderson averaged 137.5 rushing yards per game en route to being named the Little Sioux Conference's Most Valuable Offensive Back. As a team, Minneota went to state for the second-straight year, falling in the Class A semifinals to eventual state champion New Ulm Cathedral.
Four other area players were named All-State honorable mentions. Among the area players nominated were Marshall junior running back Beau Bofferding and senior defensive lineman Brennan Cable, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton senior quarterback Shane Erickson, and Dawson-Boyd senior defensive back Ryan Swenson.