Johnson has been the Jaguars' starting quarterback both years that Kimball has had a varsity team, and was also the junior varsity team's quarterback in the school's first year of athletics. While Kimball went 1-6 this year in the Valley Oak League, 2-8 overall, Johnson was third in the in the VOL in passing yardage in the seven-game VOL season, in spite of missing the last three games because of an injury.
He passed for 627 yards in the four VOL games where he did play. He passed for 1,068 yards and 13 touchdowns for the season, including 219 yards against Sonora. Johnson ran the ball for 502 yards and seven touchdowns.
Johnson also was chosen as All-VOL second team quarterback, and is one of the VOL’s scholar athletes for earning a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher.
The Jaguars’ Back of the Year is junior Evan Owens, who was the team’s leading rusher with 663 yards and four touchdowns, and also had 102 yards and one touchdown as a receiver. He was one of Kimball’s All-VOL honorable mentions.
Lineman of the year is senior Anto Bidanian and the Coaches Award for outstanding character went to seniors Beau Lawrence and Chris Sampino. All three were team captains this year, and all were selected as All-VOL honorable mentions.
Also representing Kimball on the All-VOL list is second-team wide receiver Austin Griffith, who caught 25 passes for 295 yards, and was the Jaguars leading kickoff returner, averaging more than 25 yards per-return, and one of the team’s scholar athletes.
Junior lineman Nate Pearlman also is an All-VOL honorable mention, and seniors Richard Saunders and Isaiah Saunders, junior Michael Geser and sophomore Matthew Cooper are VOL scholar-athletes.