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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...

Senior Austin Nichol plays football wearing jersey number 57. The jersey number belonged to Hank Evans, a friend of Nichol's.

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...

The Dragons' defensive line rushes to tackle Valley Tiger's offensive line during the final round of State playoffs Nov. 6. The Dragons lost to the Tigers 20-17.

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...

Towards the last minuets of the fourth quarter senior Joe Thatcher stands up yelling about the Dragon victory. The Dragons took down Ankeny Centennial  Nov. 2 allowing them to move onto the third play off game.

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...

Senior Alec Ksiazek evades Hoover senior Dom Marschel, while pushing down Johnston freshman Anthony Coleman in order to complete a pass. The first playoff game took place against the Hoover Huskies Oct. 29 at home, where the Dragons took the victory 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...

Members of marching band performs a song from their theme

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...

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