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RHS Football Standout out for senior season

Morgantown, WV – Nearly one month ago, Richwood High School football standout, Jeremiah Johnston, got injured while participating in an off-season workout. At first glance, it appeared to be a minor injury. After a couple more days, he and his coaches became afraid that it may be worse than what they had first thought.

Johnston is going to be a senior next year. During his sophomore season, he recorded record numbers as the starting running back, ultimately leading Richwood to post-season action. During his junior season, the junior running back injured his shoulder, which sat him out for the second half of what gradually became a difficult season for the Lumberjack football program.

This evening, Jeremiah had to go to the WVU Outpatient Clinic, located in Morgantown, WV. Johnston received word that he’ll have to have surgery to attempt to repair his meniscus and his ACL on June 6, 2019.

After surgery, Johnston will be on crutches for a minimum of six weeks and won’t be able to play football for nine months — he is out for the remainder of the 2019 football season.

It’s sad to see such an exciting, talented athlete go down with an injury of this magnitude so early in the off-season. The Richwood High School football program is going to miss a crucial part of their offense this upcoming fall. Coach Gary Roach may have a tough time configuring a new style of play, but let’s hope for the best. The team has worked hard, and I don’t see them stopping anytime soon.

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Jharad K. McClung-Lester

Jharad K. McClung Lester is the founder of The Richwood Leader. He's a bi-weekly columnist at the Rogue Review, and has words published in the Charleston Gazette, Lone Conservative, and FlipSide News.
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