Last season the JL Mann Patriots took a huge step toward establishing a winning program and for 3 quarters they held region champ
"I didn't leave the field too often last season" states Johnson and when he says he never left the field, he really means it. The all region versatile player was all over the field and always on the field last season. Drique lined up as a Cornerback, Strong Safety, Wide Receiver, Punt Returner and Kick Returner.
Drique accounted for over 500 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns from his wide receiver spot in 2002. He also totaled 47 tackles and 2 interceptions while patrolling the defensive backfield for the Patriots.
During the spring season Drique continues to stay busy with the Patriot Track Team. This season he is competing in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 4X100 and 4X200 relay. Last week he was timed at 10.79 in the 100 meters at the Clemson Invitation Meet at
"We want to take the next step and that means winning against teams like
After the season, Johnson will settle into the recruiting mode and look to make plans for his college career. He is currently hearing from
Drique holds a solid 3.0 GPA and is waiting for his SAT score from the April 5th test. During his spare time, he is involved in many activities around the JL Mann campus, community and church. He is active in his church youth group and bible study and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Best of luck to Drique, Coach Cochran and the JL Mann Patriots during the 2003 season.