Featured Athlete: Tyler Johnston (Football)

Jesse Averion, Freelancer

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Q: Why do you play football?
A: “I played it as a child and just fell in love with it.”

Q: What position do you play?
A: “Defensive end.”

Q: How has football changed your life?
A: “It’s taught me discipline, toughness and hard work. It’s also made my high school experience a lot better.”

Q: How do you balance a hard football schedule with school?
A: “Being a student-athlete definitely isn’t easy, but we have study halls and the coaches offer us help with our homework.”

Q: Are there any negatives that comes with playing your position?
A: “The only negatives are the same as every other position. You get hit; you get little dings. It all comes with playing the sport.”