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Senior Standout: Johnny Koessl

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It's not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. Johnny Koessl may be small in stature but nobody has more heart.

"He's just a bulldog on the mound. He's a super good competitor. When he gets in the game he just wants to win and we like those kind of attributes obviously. And apparently, it reflects on the football field as well," said head coach Jack Sprague.

It reflects in all aspects of his life. Johnny has faced his fair share of adversity. He isn't in contact with his dad and his mom died when he was just a freshman, forcing Johnny to grow up sooner than most.

"It was kind of tough right away but staying around my family and friends definitely helped and once I moved here my Aunt Brenda and Uncle Kirk and cousins Cloe and Sophie really just picked me up and didn't let me get down an staying active with sports was a super huge thing," said Johnny Koessl.

Sports helped Johnny, being there during difficult times. And because of his hard work, sports will continue to be there for him as Johnny is going to play football at Dickinson State next fall where he hopes to play baseball as well.

"I really want to play baseball at the collegiate level. It's right up there with my favorite sport so if I can play baseball it would be something I look forward to," said Koessl.

Johnny looks forward a lot nowadays. He's had a rough past, but through it, he's become a great athlete and an even better young man.

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