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Johnson, Monarchs eye redemption following playoff snub

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2011 saw the Meadowbrook football team put together a solid 9-1 campaign, but with the one loss coming in district play to Thomas Dale, the Monarchs fell short of the postseason.  Now, a young 2012 team looks to bounce back and complete the playoff run and will look to its senior leader to get it done.

Senior quarterback Gerard Johnson is one of just eight starters returning for head coach Troy Taylor, but Johnson is an explosive weapon to have.  He's entering his third season as the starter under center for the Monarchs and is a dual threat, showing the ability to both pass and tuck the ball and run.  Taylor calls Johnson the hardest worker on the team and says he represents the program well.

Johnson verbally committed to Old Dominion to continue his career at the college level earlier this year and says that's a big weight off his shoulders entering his senior season.  Now he hopes to focus on his final year in high school and chasing that elusive state title.

Johnson and the Monarchs open their season on August 30 when they travel to Manchester.

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