Pasco Athlete of the Week

Johnny Fairbank

J.W. Mitchell H.S.



Fairbank gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about during Mitchell’s big 55-42 win over East Lake. The junior caught four passes and a touchdown, hauled in two two-point conversion passes, made eight tackles, caused two fumbles and recorded a sack. Two of his four catches were spectacular diving grabs, including a 30-yard one-hander that got everyone to their feet.


Fairbank’s caught 15 passes for 317 yards. His six touchdown receptions are a team-high. He ranks second on the team with 41 tackles and is first in interceptions (2) and forced fumbles (5).


“He’s a playmaker. He’s about as competitive a kid as I’ve ever coached and he’s just a playmaker. He finds a way to get it done every time.” – Mitchell Coach Andy Schmitz on what Fairbank brings to the team.