BARBERTON, Ohio - Barberton High, home of the Magic, and this week's student athlete senior Josh Dantz. Josh is a three-year varsity football player for the Magic, a tough defensive end that never backed down.
"He has a lot of toughness for a guy that's 185 or 190 pounds as a defensive end he would be matched up against much bigger guys and he would use his technique to be successful," said head football coach Jeff Sharkey.
Josh was a hard worker on the football field and that same hard work on the field motivated him to be successful in the classroom.
"Football helped my academics a lot because in order for me to play on Friday nights I always had to have a certain GPA. That really helped a lot," said Josh.
Senior defensive end Josh Dantz is the McDonald's student athlete of the week.