A few months after his high school football career ended, Harlan's Jake Anderson is still racking up honors.
The 6-foot, 265-pound senior lineman earned first-team all-state honors in December. Now, he can add Kentucky all-star to his impressive resume.
Anderson was one of 42 high school seniors selected to represent the state in the annual Kentucky-Tennesse All-Star Game. The game alternates between Lexington and Knoxville every year, but this year's game will likely take place at Papa John's Stadium in Louisville due to ongoing construction at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
Anderson said he was surprised when he received a letter notifying him of his selection.
"I'm still kind of in shock right now," he said.
Anderson is the first Harlan player to be named to the team since the current series format was adopted in 1984.
"It's a great honor," Anderson said before thanking his middle school and high school coaches. "They're the ones I should thank the most for it, because they're the ones who allowed me to get here."
Anderson will report to for camp on June 12. The game will be played on June 17.
Harlan coach J.B. Donahue said he was glad to see his star lineman earn statewide recognition.
"I can't think of a kid any more deserving than Jake. He's been a solid block for us to build a football program around for four years, and it's a great reward for a great kid," he said.
Anderson is currently mulling over his college options.