PERU – Early in January, the Peru State Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), along with the Bobcat athletic department, recognized three different student groups from Johnson-Brock. This was part of SAAC’s Champions of Character program.
The event was coordinated by members of SAAC’s fan support committee, headed by senior softball player Erin Snyder (Omaha) and senior baseball player Darren Hasch (Destin, Fla.). Johnson-Brock was one of eight area high schools invited to attend and have students and staffs recognized.
Johnson-Brock’s district one-act play runner-up participants and their coaches were recognized first and were followed by the NSAA D1 Volleyball Third Place Team. The one-act play cast performed “Under the Big Top” and lost the district title by one to Pawnee City. The Eagles’ volleyball team captured third with a four-set win over Pleasanton to finish the season with a 31-4 record.
The last group honored was the NSAA D2 State Championship Football Team. The Eagles finished the season with a 13-0 record after defeating Mullen 56-26 in the state title game held at Memorial Stadium.
The groups were recognized between the women’s and men’s games against MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.). Dr. Dan Hanson, President of Peru State, along with women’s basketball players Maddy McPhillips (Omaha) and Daspin Bruning (Everest, Kan.) greeted each person in attendance.
Johnson-Brock will be the first group to be honored while different student groups from the Auburn Public Schools will be recognized on February 13.