Harker Heights senior running back Marcus Anderson II first played varsity football as a sophomore for the Knights in 2011. Now, after a hairline fracture in his fibula sidelined him for half of the 2012 season, Anderson is ready to make up for lost time.

Were you nervous out there (starting) as a sophomore?

No, I was more like anxious to play.

How did you get hurt last season?

Going into the season I had a stress fracture, and I got hit the first play of the scrimmage and it became a hairline fracture in my fibula, so I missed the first six games. (It) dropped me down a lot.

What was that like, because you had the high from the end of your sophomore season and then that happens at the beginning of your junior year?

It was an eye-opener. It made you question yourself. You wanted it but you didn’t know how much you could give out.

What kind of stuff did they have you doing for rehab?

You really can’t do too much for a fibula, so you just work your way back jogging and running again.

Did you feel like yourself when you came back?

Yes. I was just out of shape (laughs) — very out of shape.

What has this season been like?

This season started off kind of slow but it’s picking up now. Last game, I felt like we’re getting better and better each week, so everything’s going good.

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