Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.
NAME: Johnny Austin
PARENTS: Robin Manees and Carl Austin
SIBLINGS: One brother, one sister
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Engineering
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? I like to hunt and fish, anything outdoors
FAVORITE FOOD: Lasagna
FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: For Today
FAVORITE MOVIE: Remember the Titans[more]
FAVORITE TV SHOW: NCIS
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? A light saber
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to college and become an aerospace engineer. I’d like to go to Missouri University of Science and Technology.
OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? My grandmother helping me make decisions on which way to go.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT FOOTBALL: The atmosphere and the brotherhood between teammates
WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY ON THE FIELD? Stop the run and help out in the passing game.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? It could’ve been better. We lost to Conway. So far, we haven’t put it all together yet.
WHAT’S BEEN THE KEY TO INTO THE TEAM’S SUCCESS THIS YEAR? The offense is on the field longer than the defense. The defense gets off the field with three-and-outs.
WHAT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? I’d say the Catholic game. It pulled us back together.
WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? We need the defense to get three-and-outs more often and the offense needs to drive the ball.
INDIVIDUALLY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAME ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT ABOUT? My speed.
WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST TO IMPROVE? Changing direction and being more attacking.
AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING FOOTBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? My teammates and the Salt Bowl.