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Football: Dragons QB snaps streak

POSTED: November 11, 2007 5:04 a.m.
JEFFERSON — Jefferson High quarterback Josh Bohanan grew up dreaming about playing in the annual Jefferson-Commerce rivalry.

He just never imagined that he’d play such a historic role in the Region 8-A conflict.

The Dragons (7-2, 3-0 in Region 8-A), who hadn’t beaten Commerce since Bohanan was in kindergarten, ended a 12-game losing skid to the Tigers with a 42-7 win last Friday night at Jefferson Memorial Stadium.

The senior led the Dragons with a 15 of 16 night passing for 253 yards and touchdown passes of 31- and 14-yards. Through nine games, Bohanan has accumulated 1,399 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Bohanan feels like his performance last Friday was one of his better games this season.

"I think it was (my best game this season)," Bohanan said. "The coaches disagreed because I had two fumbles. But as far as passing, yeah, I feel like it was my best game."

Jefferson, which hasn’t won a region title since 1977, visits Athens Academy at 7:30 p.m. Friday for the Region 8-A championship.

"It’d be great to win the title," Bohanan said. "At the first of the year, all the seniors made a list of our top 10 goals this season, and at the top of the list was to win the Region.We’re going to do all we can to accomplish that goal on Friday."

Bohanan said he felt honored to be part of history.

"It was a great feeling," he added. "There’s nothing like beating a big rival like that.And it’s been a while, so it made it even better."

The two-year starter credits teammate Tab Martin for part of his success last Friday night.

"Tab (Martin) saved me one time," Bohanan said with a smile. "I actually fumbled into the end zone, and he picked it up for a touchdown. He just had a huge night on both offense and defense."

Bohanan, who hopes to continue playing football at the college level, wants to leave Jefferson having embedded a couple of things in the minds of Dragons fans.

"Once I graduate," he said, "I want to be remembered as a hard worker who always put the team first."



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