Eudora running back Brian Harris named to two all-Class 4A football squads
From November 30, 2000
It`s only fitting that in a year that saw Eudora High reach new heights in football, one of its players would reach a new individual milestone.
Senior running back Brian Harris was named to the first team on two Kansas Class 4A all-state teams and is believed to be the first Eudora High player to be named to the all-state team since the Cardinals moved into their current classification.
Harris rushed for more than 1,600 yards and scored 23 touchdowns in leading the Cardinals to their first Frontier League crown in 28 years.
His performance drew the attention of voters from the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal, both of which selected Harris to its Class 4A all-state team.
Jason Marmon and Zac Tyler, both juniors, were named honorable mention by the Capital-Journal.
"We made great strides as a football program this year," said Eudora football coach Aaron Barnett. "No one can take that away, but the fact that someone outside our area has taken notice of what we accomplished is important.
"Brian`s honor is every bit as much of a team honor as it is an individual thing."
Harris accounted for the bulk of Eudora`s offense this season. He scored both touchdowns in Eudora`s season-opening overtime road victory over Paola tahe first-ever win by Eudora over the Panthers.
The following week, the Cardinals lost on the road to Louisburg, the defending Kansas Class 4A champion. However, the Cards would not lose again until it had secured a Frontier League title, a sub-state championship, a first-ever bi-district crown and a place in the Kansas Class 4A quarterfinals.