Bismarck’s Johs named top playerBismarck High School standout Layne Johs has been named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Bismarck High School standout Layne Johs has been named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Johs, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound running back, ran for 1,990 yards on 206 carries for the Demons. He also piled up 32 touchdowns for the 12-0 unbeaten state champions.
Johs, a two-time all-state and all-West Region selection, carries a 3.4 grade point average and also sings in the school choir.
Johs has not yet decided on a college destination.
Johs is the first Bismarck High player to win the award since Esley Thorton in 2008. Thorton is now a linebacker at NDSU. Mandan’s Devin Coyle won the award last year.
— Sun Staff