JOHNSON – The 2018 version of the Huskerland Prep Report calls Johnson-Brock “one of the most intriguing football teams in Class D2” and highlights senior Cole Fossenbarger and junior Ty Hahn as possibly the best quarterback and receiver in the class.
Publisher Bob Jensen, known as “Huskerland Bob” on social media platforms, ranks the Eagles #1 in his preseason Class D2 rankings, ahead of eight-time champion Falls City Sacred Heart. Johnson-Brock has never won a state title.
“Hahn is a big part of it. Cole Fossenbarger, their quarterback, is another deal. They’ve got a couple kids coming back from injury. They’re dropping a class. I did see them play in-person last year at Henderson and I really liked what I saw. I think Coach (Mitch) Roberts has done a fantastic…well, I know he has…he’s done a fantastic job down there. He’s got them in a great place.”
The Eagles and Irish play in the final game of the regular season on Oct. 18 in Falls City, ranked as the #14 must-see game by Huskerland Preps.
Jensen, who has been publishing the magazine since 1990, says you can’t stop Hahn from catching the ball and “he’s brilliant once he has the ball in his hands.”
“I saw the kid play playoff football last year and that kid is an absolute stud. We’ve got him ranked as the #1 underclassman in Class D2. I tell you what, by the end of the season we may be talking about him as the best player in 8-man football. I think that’s a real possibility.”
Hahn (6’2″, 185) had 59 receptions for 1,147 yards and 24 touchdowns last season. He also totaled 119 tackles and added five interception at linebacker.
Meanwhile, Fossenbarger (6’0″, 150) threw for 2,305 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also rushed for 479 yards and seven scores.
Johnson-Brock begins the season on the road at Elmwood-Murdock on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.
Listen to Bob Jensen’s full interview here:
Jensen joins Hunter Arterburn to talk about Auburn seniors Baily Darnell and Drew Dixon, Johnson County Central senior Josh Bailey, Nebraska City senior Jaydin Aldana, and Sacred Heart senior Drew Bippes.
Jensen will also be a special guest every Friday night during the News Channel Nebraska Halftime Show, showcasing NCN’s featured match-ups, highlighting players to watch and breaking down games he plans to attend.
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