Harrisonburg's Jake Johnson is a thinking man's quarterback.
"If you just study and do your work, you should be able to get good grades. If you pay attention in the classroom, time handles itself and you study, it pretty much takes care of itself," says Jake Johnson.
"In the classroom he really tries to step up to go a little bit further in his knowledge base. He wants to know not just how to do it, but why it works," says Jake's pre-calculus teacher, Geoff Estes.
"That's what makes Jake such a great quarterback. He's very smart, he's
Intelligent, and he knows the plays as well as anybody on our coaching staff," says Harrisonburg Football Coach Tim Sarver.
Jake is a captain of the Streaks' football team. He's also been the Streaks' quarterback the past three seasons, and closing in on a third straight district title.
"He's respectful, he's honest. He's a hard worker on and off the field,
in the classroom, you can't ask much more than that from somebody," says Geoff Estes.
Jake is shining in the classroom as well. He has a 3.9 GPA and is a straight A student, while primarily taking AP courses.
"My parents are always telling me that grades are important, everyone tells me grades are important, so I keep up in school because I want to have a good life," says Jake.
"He's a good role model. And role models are always important to a program," says Tim Sarver
"I think anything he puts his mind to he's going to be able to accomplish," says Geoff Estes.
But there's still “one” thing he has left to accomplish.
"I like to dream big. I think to send Sarver out with a state championship would be the best thing in the world," says Jake.