Scholar Athlete of the Week: Shad Johnson

Its a small town with a big passion for Friday night lights.

"Its a big legacy for us around here," said Blountstown Senior, Shad Johnson.

It starts at an early age.

"Football started for me probably when I was eight years old playing on this same field," said Johnson.

All eyes are on the big play makers like Shad Johnson but that pressure doesn't stop him from being a good role model.

"To know they are always watching you and anything you do they will probably follow so you always try to set the best example, and be the best person you can be, and the best athlete you can be," said Johnson.

Be the best person both on and off the field is just what Shad does as he maintains a 4.0 GPA. thanks to his mom.

"Ever since I was little she has always pushed me even when I didn't want to to always be my best and work hard in the classroom," said Johnson.

As well as leading his team by example.

"If every coach had a team full of Shads we would all coach forever. He is that type of kid that makes our job easy. He is a leader for us and he leads by example," said Blountstown Head Football coach, Greg Jordan.

But to Shad he is just doing what he can to make his family proud.

"My dad, he has always had a true passion for every thing he has done so just trying to follow in his footsteps has always been my main goal," said Johnson.

As for Blountstown football, their season is not quite over yet.

As they look to head back to the state championships for the first time since 2013 and Shad isn't taking any of it for granted.

"Any play could be your last especially these last couple of weeks because it has to end but I think that it just puts that much more fire to give my best and to give my best to these teammates," said Johnson.

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