DOBSON — Surry Central has named quarterback Chandler Johnson its August athlete of the month.
Johnson led the Golden Eagles to three straight wins (and a 5-1 record overall) to earn the first award of the new school year.
For the first three games, Johnson passed for 337 yards and four touchdowns — one to four different receivers. He also rushed for 66 yards with an average of 3.7 yards a carry.
Coach Monty Southern said the senior has done a great job making reads of the defense and getting the ball to the right receiver.
“This young man makes our offense click,” said Southern. “His unselfish play and field vision create opportunities for other players to flourish. The only drawback to him being our quarterback is that he doesn’t get to play as much as our linebacker.”
Johnson does take the field for key defensive plays, such as when he made a key assist on a tackle to stop a two-point conversion that clinched a 28-27 win against Wilkes Central.
Paul Bunke, of Edward Jones Investments, presented Johnson with a plaque in his honor. Johnson also received a $10 gift certificate to Central Sandwich Shop across from the high school.