"Our offensive line just helps me out a ton,” he said. “Makes it easy for me."
He’s got 18 touchdowns in just four games this season, which leads the area. He's fourth in the state in yards and touchdowns, and averages 11 yards per carry.
He’s already set the school’s career rushing record, and now he’s got his eyes on being in the top 25 all-time in the state.
Now he's got his sights set on top 25 all-time in the state.
“I need like 2,500 for that,” Anderson said.
He's already got more than 800. In limited time.
"If you look at what Josh has done, his yards per carry and the yards he's putting up in a half, it's pretty impressive,” John Glenn coach Justin Bogunia said. “Because there's two or three games where he's maybe touched the ball once or twice in the second half and that's been it. So he's sat out a game and a half already this season."
Because there's another aspect that comes into play too.
"If you look at some of the carries that Josh could have had in some games,” Bogunia added, “could Josh be leading (the state) in rushing and scoring this year? Yeah. Right now he probably could if he played that extra game and a half. But we try not to do that. There's sportsmanship involved as well, rather than just breaking records."
In fact, that sportsmanship is one of the biggest reasons Bogunia made Anderson the first junior in all his time at Glenn to be a team captain.
"He's actually a coach's dream,” Bogunia said, “to be honest with you."
Something he's hoping the college coaches will realize too. Several MAC schools are interested.
"Josh is definitely a D-I player,” Bogunia said.