Jefferson’s Johnson receives first-team all-state recognition; basketball team has 2-1 start
After setting a new state record for touchdown receptions in a single season, Jefferson High wide receiver Christian Johnson has been placed on the West Virginia Sports Writers Association Class AAA all-state first-team. Johnson had 26 touchdown catches as the Cougars had a 7-3 overall record and were the 11th-rated team by the WVSSAC. The Cougars were in the state playoffs for the first time in nine years.
Receiving second-team all-state recognition from the same group was Jefferson High quarterback Andrew King. Only one quarterback was named to the second-team.
Named on the “Special Honorable Mention” list were Jefferson’s Craye Nehler and Will Ransom. The “Honorable Mention” list had Jefferson’s Delonte Berry and Washington’s R.J. Wilson.
Class AAA state champion Capital had four players named to the all-state first-team.
The Jefferson boys basketball team opened its season with home court wins over Legacy Christian Academy of Stephens City, Virginia and Silver Oak Academy of Keymar, Maryland.
In its first game on the road and first game against a public school the Cougars lost in Harford County, Maryland to Joppatowne High, leaving them with a 2-1 overall record.