Lawrence High senior Brandon McAnderson was named first-team All-State by the Topeka Capital-Journal, the schoolÃ¢ÂÂs first All-State selection since 1995.
He was the 56th all-state selection in the schoolÃ¢ÂÂs history.
McAnderson, a running back and linebacker, was the driving force for the Lions (8-3) this year. He rushed for 1,789 yards on 236 carries this season, with 25 touchdowns, all just short of Michael CoseyÃ¢ÂÂs school records of 1,854 yards and 26 touchdowns on 238 carries set in 1991. McAnderson became just the second Lion to rush for more than 3,000 yards in a career, with 3,052.
Cosey had 3,281 yards.
Eudora senior running back Andrew Pyle, who rushed for more than 2,000 yards for the second straight season, was a second-team selection for the second straight year.