Over the past two seasons Cherokee Trail QB Aric Johnson has established himself as one of the top dual threat players in the state. The consummate team player with a knack for the right play at the right time, Johnson's play is key this week as his Cougars face Colorado power Valor Christian.
Last season, Johnson and Cherokee Trail made the state championship game losing to Valor 9-0 in the closest game Valor has played in the state of Colorado. Looking at this year's anticipated rematch Johnson says, "The team needs to play our football like we have during the playoffs. This year's team is way more versatile than last year's so I feel like we have a better chance of winning." Looking at his role for the team, especially in the game against Valor Johnson goes on to say, "I have to take charge and show the team Valor is just a football team like us."
Johnson, who has over 2,100 total yards of offense and 29 combined touchdowns on the season, currently holds no offers but wants to play college football. If offers don't come Johnson's way he plans on furthering his education while walking on at Colorado State or the University of Colorado. Regarding playing in college Johnson feels he will bring, "energy and versatility and character, because I love the game."