Johnstown honors senior athletes

Johnstown senior athletes pose for a photo. In the front row, from left, are Charlie Osborne, Michael Brown, Benjamin Russo, Payton Sardella, Molly Sear, Anna Heroth, Mallory DeFrancis, Kaitlyn Serpa and Emma Gottung In the middle row, from left, are Aylene Newman, Casey VanValkenburg, Chloe Salisbury, Mallory Baldwin, Kassandra Richer, Claire Guzielek, Chelsea Cirillo, Justin Horan, Brandon Crisafulli, Cecelia Mowrey, Bridget Spagnuola and Jacob Billa. In the back row, from left, are Daniel Jarabek, Jacob Petrie, Derek Lee, Brandon Mraz, Erik Frank, Jordan Herron, Austin Dingman, Nicholas Frasier, Michael Nourse Jr., Samuel McInnis, Trevor Askew and Benjamin Wager. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District athletic department and Purple and Gold Club hosted its 10th annual senior athlete banquet June 5 at the Winner’s Circle.

Bob Wager was the guest speaker. Wager is a 1988 Johnstown High School graduate, a three-sport captain in football, swim and track. He graduated from Springfield College and played running back. He later became the assistant coach at Springfield College, Carter Junior High School and Arlington Sam Houston High School in Texas. Wager also served as head coach and athletic director at Tolar, Groveton, Kaufman, and Martin High Schools in Texas. He also was the all-time winningest coach in Martin High School history. Wager also coached Myles Garrett, No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL draft.