AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) – This week’s WJBF Scholar Athlete Award goes to one of the most decorated lacrosse defenders, not only in Columbia County, but the entire state of Georgia, in Lakeside’s Ridge Johnson.
Ridge was named 2019 CSRA Lacrosse Player of the Year as a junior. He’s also a member of the Panthers’ football and wrestling teams. He is equally as accomplished in the classroom, earning straight A’s through high school.
Johnson is a part of the Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society and Beta Club. He credits his parents for pushing him when he was younger in all aspects of his life.
“I think that my parents really pushed me all throughout growing up in school to have the best grades that I could possibly have,” said Johnson.
“I’ve kind of been blessed and also athletic, but I still really have to try, especially on the athletic side of things, to keep working and get where I am today,” added Ridge.
Johnson has committed to playing lacrosse at Notre Dame next fall .