Having something valuable suddenly taken away often makes one appreciate it all the more.
Such has been the plight of Jellico High School linebacker Brent Johnson, who missed his entire senior season because of an injury.
Two days before the 2008 season opener against Oakdale, the Blue Devils’ six-foot, 220 lb. defensive captain blew out a knee during practice. Three weeks later, he underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ACL and MCL. While his teammates played on without him, Johnson worked hard to rehab his knee and get back into playing shape.
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