The Black & White

Justin Grafton

Justin Grafton

Justin Gard, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

“When I first came to Johnston, I was playing in the youth football league. I was given the football on a designed play and I ran it for a touchdown. I continued to play football through middle school and now play on the Johnston High School team as a defensive linemen.”

Student honors friend through football

Student honors friend through football

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016

A number can mean anything. For the football team and Austin Nichol '17, the number 57 means honoring a friend. Nichol is the longtime friend and teammate of Hank Evans who passed away in 2014, and Nichol will be wearing Evans' number during his senior year. The idea for Evans' jersey to be passed on came about lat...

Considerable changes for State football playoffs

Considerable changes for State football playoffs

Meredith Campidilli, News Editor

November 18, 2015

Next year the Iowa High School Athletic Association is implementing new state football playoff rules, including a new number of teams that make it to the playoffs. Currently 32 out of the 46 4A teams in the state made state playoffs. Right now the top four teams in a district composed of six teams ma...

Dragons end the night with a loud roar

Dragons end the night with a loud roar

Esmeralda Flores, Photo editor

November 5, 2015

The Dragons left their second play off game with a big roar, winning with a final score of 28-10 against the Ankeny Centennial Jaguars. Kicking off first quarter behind the Jaguars by seven points, the dragons were able redeem themselves during the second half. Junior Grant Gossling managed to run a...

Dragons roll Huskies 45-13

Dragons roll Huskies 45-13

Esmeralda Flores, Photo editor

October 30, 2015

Playing against the Hoover Huskies in the first round of the playoffs, the Dragons prevailed Oct. 29 over the Huskies with a final score of 45-13. The varsity football team began with a strong start against the Huskies and continued all the way up until the end. Although it was a breezy, cold night the...

Dragons roast the Rough Riders

Dragons roast the Rough Riders

Bryce Schulte, Print editor

October 5, 2015

In a seemingly quick game against Roosevelt, the varsity football team took home the win with 49-0 at this year's homecoming game Oct. 2. Even in the mid-50 degree weather, fans were still cheering on with their bodies shivering while covered in their thickest Johnston apparel. Junior Destiny Welt ...