Lehigh commit and Manheim Township QB Hayden Johnson

Hayden Johnson led the Lancaster-Lebanon League with 2,621 passing yards last year and completed a staggering 73% of his attempts.  The Lehigh commit fired 26 touchdown passes and ran for nine more scores.  Johnson, however, isn't focused on statistics.  "Obviously, the numbers are great, but winning the District championship...[I] want the gold medal this year and I think the stats will come," he told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  The (9-4) Blue Streaks settled for silver a season ago.  They fell to Harrisburg 44-6 in the District 3-6A championship.  Manheim Township has plenty of returning star power at the skill positions.  Declan Clancy was named a first team running back and linebacker in Section 1 of the L-L League.  He rumbled for 848 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging 7.6 yards per carry.  Clancy also made 127 tackles.  "He's one of the best players in the state for sure," stated Johnson.  The 6'1, 195-pound rising senior will be throwing to some familiar targets.  Landon Kennel tied for the league lead with 65 catches.  The Monmouth commit finished with 15 TD grabs.  Asher Wolfe, Tony Vazquez, and Nick Good are back as well.  The Blue Streaks will rely on that experience during a difficult non-league slate that includes Cumberland Valley, Harrisburg, and Spring-Ford.  All three of those matchups will be in Neffsville.  Johnson is a Cowboys' fan who likes watching Joe Burrow.  He enjoys golfing when he's not playing football.  Johnson excels in the classroom as well with a 4.0 GPA.  He was an All-State pick in Class 6A in 2022.  "It's pretty awesome, especially as a junior. It was definitely a great honor," Johnson replied.  Manheim Township ended up third in Section 1 of the L-L League last year behind Hempfield and Wilson.  Johnson and company are looking to get back on top of the standings this fall.

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Way to go Hayden

Shelly scassa March 28, 2024

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